|Re: Prelude to a 49g+ computation|
Message #7 Posted by Tom (UK) on 6 Oct 2003, 12:50 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Eric Lundgren
I had an HP67 first and was happy. (RPN, manual, keys, case, rugged etc.)
I then bought an HP32Sii and was even happier. (Manual, battery life and a few more functions, although LEDs have more of a soul than LCDs)
I then bought an HP49G and was very unhappy. (Impossible learning curve, manual, battery life, quick start guide, keys, scratches, manual, slow (try 2 + 2!), manual, creaky case and before I forget: the documentation was C.R.A.P)
I then bought an HP48GX and was dissapointed. (Good manual and construction but very steep learning curve and completely different to the RPN calcs, have to do alot of work and 'thinking' to do the same tasks as the HP32S).
I then bought an HP42S and was happy again. (see reasons under HP32).
So will I buy the HP49Gxyz? Hmmmm - what do you think. Unless the manual is 1e+99 times better or HP offer a good trade in for my HP49G then no.
Will I buy the HP33S? Well depending on user feedback about construction, manual and battery life - yes.
I'll just have to face it, I'm an RPN man not RPL.