|Re: Aurora FN 1000 quality|
Message #4 Posted by Wlodek Mier-Jedrzejowicz on 19 Oct 2003, 11:16 p.m.,
in response to message #2 by Pierre Brial
Pierre Brial on 19 Oct 2003, asked:
What is the overall quality of this calculator (keyboard, display,...) ?
None of it is traditional HP quality, but it is not bad.
Rather soft keys, excellent big and contrasty display.
The worst design feature IMHO is that when the lid is
closed, it is easy to press it above the general area of
the ON button, and turn the calculator on. Since the
display is hidden, you will not see that you have turned
it on, and so you can do this repeatedly and run down
the battery. My other complaint is that the keyboard
is evidently taken from a different Aurora model, so
the right-shift (orange) key is labelled "Alpha", though
it does not provide any alpha features :-)
But, yes, a non-HP RPN model at last, and let's indeed
hope for an HP-15C clone next :-) But it's only a hope.
Many thanks to Dave Hicks for helping me get one to