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HP42S or HP49G+
Message #1 Posted by Marc on 13 Nov 2003, 2:10 a.m.

Hello, I have the option to buy an hp42S or a 49g+. which one for me , an engineer is the best? Have 3 48 and 2 32SII. Thanks

      
Re: HP42S or HP49G+
Message #2 Posted by Marc on 13 Nov 2003, 2:11 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Marc

wanted to say that i'm an electronic engineer

            
Re: HP42S or HP49G+
Message #3 Posted by Joesph on 13 Nov 2003, 2:39 a.m.,
in response to message #2 by Marc

That depends on what you are interested in. I personally like the HP42S very much - what are your preferences? Ease of use, build quality, etc. Its a personal thing.

      
Re: HP42S or HP49G+
Message #4 Posted by Victor Koechli on 13 Nov 2003, 2:43 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Marc

Buy both if you can. If you can't, buy them both anway. If you really can't, it depends on whether your current calcs are suficient for your needs (which is probably the case, since you have 3 48's). If they are, get the 42S if the price is anywhere near reasonable. It's one of the finest and most sought after HPs ever made, very potent and with tons of functions, while in a package the size of your 32SII. And you can still buy a 49G+ next year if you feel like it, but who knows when you will have the occasion to acquire a 42S again (especially if the price is good).

If you need a calc with even more power that your 48, get the 49G+. Does anyone know whether it has the equation library from the 48G/G+/GX built in?

Cheers, Victor

            
Re: HP42S or HP49G+
Message #5 Posted by Veli-Pekka Nousiainen on 13 Nov 2003, 3:55 a.m.,
in response to message #4 by Victor Koechli

no, use eql49 libraries from:

http://www.hpcalc.org/details.php?id=3181

VPN

PS: I would always prefer the I/O capable model 1st, in this case the 49g+ (regardless of the good things in the 42S)

                  
Re: HP42S or HP49G+ and external keyboard hp 48GX
Message #6 Posted by Marc on 13 Nov 2003, 6:49 a.m.,
in response to message #5 by Veli-Pekka Nousiainen

I know that the 49G+ is very powerful,but is too big, I prefer the 42S but very expensive. I have created an external keyboard gor HP48GX, I uploaded it in HPcalc, but i don't see it, it is in hp-network.com.

VPN, where are you from? I'm curious. Bye and thanks PD is it correct buying an hp42S for 325?

                        
Re: HP42S or HP49G+ and external keyboard hp 48GX
Message #7 Posted by Victor Koechli on 13 Nov 2003, 10:30 a.m.,
in response to message #6 by Marc

It's certainly not a bargain. If it's OK depends on what comes with it. If you are a collector and the unit is complete with original box, manuals etc. and in a very good, like new state, then it would be OK. Otherwise, you should probably try to get a cheaper one (I have, however, not checked prices recently). I would, beacause I'm a fan, but mostly a user and not a collector, so I don't care for the box or worry about a scratch somewhere, as long as it works OK.

Alternatively, buy a 49G+ for half the price. I know, it's a big machine, but it does almost everything, and fast, and it communicates with the outside world, as Veli-Pekka pointed out.

Cheers, Victor

                        
VPN, where are you from?
Message #8 Posted by Veli-Pekka Nousiainen on 13 Nov 2003, 1:36 p.m.,
in response to message #6 by Marc

C E-Mail Address

      
Re: HP42S or HP49G+
Message #9 Posted by Erik Ehrling (Sweden) on 13 Nov 2003, 1:51 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Marc

Ask yourself which of your current calculators you use the most, the HP-48GX or the HP-32SII. The HP-49+ improves on the HP-48GX while the HP-42S improves on the HP-32SII. Personally, I would take the HP-42S if I had to choose. (The only reason I could find for not buying a HP-42S would be if HP releases a successor to the HP-42S with I/O capabilities...)

Best regards, Erik Ehrling (Sweden)

            
Re: HP42S or HP49G+
Message #10 Posted by Marc on 13 Nov 2003, 4:46 p.m.,
in response to message #9 by Erik Ehrling (Sweden)

Sorry Eric do you have one of your hp42S to sell? just a question thanks.


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