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HP-48GII on sale @ $77
Message #1 Posted by Eduardo on 27 Apr 2004, 4:20 p.m.


Is this a hot deal? I haven't seen the 48-GII anywhere else for less than ~$100, so this is a ~23% savings... not shabby!


Re: HP-48GII on sale @ $77
Message #2 Posted by Charlie O. on 27 Apr 2004, 8:36 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Eduardo

Is the GII compatable with the GX?

Re: HP-48GII on sale @ $77
Message #3 Posted by Gene on 27 Apr 2004, 10:32 p.m.,
in response to message #2 by Charlie O.

The 48gII is a good machine.

It is compatible with the 48gx, as much as the 49g and 49g+ are.

It has been called a 49g-, since it is the same as the 49g+ but without USB and without flash ram and with 80K of available user ram.

I happen to like this little guy.

To see what it can do, go and download some of the 48gII learning modules from the hp calculator website:

Choose the 48gII page and then click on the categories of learning modules on the right side of its page.


Re: HP-48GII on sale @ $77
Message #4 Posted by Veli-Pekka Nousiainen on 28 Apr 2004, 5:29 a.m.,
in response to message #3 by Gene

The price/performance is best when you buy the hp 49g+.
It's not only faster than the 48GX or 48gII,
but it also has an SD card interface, more RAM, Flashable ROM, even User Flash.

Re: HP-48GII on sale @ $77
Message #5 Posted by bill platt on 28 Apr 2004, 10:11 a.m.,
in response to message #4 by Veli-Pekka Nousiainen

But at $77, the 49GII becomes a worthwhile alternative--you don't mind so much taking it on a ship or a survey job and destroying it. It's standard price is too high.

I will bet that what is going on is HP is exploring to find the best price point--and I hypothesize that they will make much more money on this model if they sell it cheap.

True, it cannot compete with the 49G+ on absolute performance,


The serial port alone makes it extrememly valuable to all those people out there who MUST use serial connections because of either (a) legacy equipment or (b) specialty instrumentation/data collection equipment which continues to be produced with serial interface.

We deal with this in my line of work (marine engineering).

So, at a significantly lower price, it becomes a real workhorse, potentially. I had no interest at all at its original price--I can keep using my 48gx (with MK and extra ports) happily at that price!

I might just get one! It is handy to have a small device with a serial interface. It just might do in some cases--our laptops are so easily damaged or batteries drained--especially in airport security!

Re: HP-48GII on sale @ $77
Message #6 Posted by bill platt on 28 Apr 2004, 2:37 p.m.,
in response to message #5 by bill platt

Maybe I aught to rethink my sanguine thoughts on the 48GII--apparently the serial connection really is not up to the task.

See the thread,

"HP 48GII and 49G+" posted by Joe Edwards and answered (down the thread) by Ron Ross.


Re: HP-48GII on sale @ $77
Message #7 Posted by Joe Edwards on 29 Apr 2004, 2:27 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Eduardo


I decided I would like a back up calc and thought that the 48GII might fit the bill. With the nice price, I decided to order it with overnight shipping.

Airborne/DHL attempted delivery at the wrong house!!! I called them after noticting a delivery attempt was mentioned on the Airborne website. They contacted the driver and he came to the correct house, but the package was late, by Airborne's very standards.

I spoke with Airborne and they said yes, that they would refund the money back to since the package was late. I next called two (2) different times.

The first guy stated that the delivery was okay as long as it arrived by 5pm and that I needed to recheck the delivery type again. I rechecked the info (overnight AM delivery) and proceded to call them back.

This time a woman told me that they would NOT refund my delivery fees for a package that was 5 minutes late. It was actually 25 minutes late. ALSO, it wouldn't have arrived at all today if I hadn't gotten on Airbornes case to redeliver the pack TO THE CORRECT ADDRESS.

I pushed the issue with the woman since I used to work as a liaison between two differnt companies and the major delivery carriers. She called airborne and then agreed to refund me the difference between overnight and 2-day delivery. Strange, a minute before she stated they wouldn't do anything for me! I refused the offer and now I a waiting for a supervisor to call me back. I have a strong feeling I will be taking this directly to the BBB and my credit card company.

Now, I KNOW that Outpost is going to file a late delivery refund request, so they will get $13.00 back from Airborne, yet they are only willing to offer me $3.00. What is wrong with this picture?

Lesson learned. It is ironic that the very company that clearly states, "Any Questions? Just Call Us! We're known for our unparalleled customer service. We're friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient", would act in such a manner.


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