|The 12Cp isn't that good|
Message #11 Posted by Raymond Del Tondo on 5 July 2004, 2:39 p.m.,
in response to message #10 by Gene
you seem to have luck with your 12Cp.
Mine (CN32107416) is just nearly new junk,
because it *does* miss keystrokes,
and this is reproduceable.
And they didn't aven solve the standard problem of
'Voyager compatible calcs': The ENTER bar
needs too much force compared to the other keys.
And my opinion about a 12Cp optical aspect:
I think the calc would look much better if
the case and keys would be dark grey ('anthrazit')
instead of dark blue.
A dark blue case looked cheap on the very expensive Jornada 690, too...
>Real question: If I could have purchased a 12cp in 1982 for
>graduate school with the capabilities it has for around $30,
>would I have been happy?
Good for you:-)
I wouldn't have been too happy with a calculator
which missed key strokes in critical situations.
Ok, I had to save a lot of money to be able to buy an HP-41C in around 1980.
But it was worth every cent (Pfennig back then),
because I could just type in the numbers
w/o checking every key stroke.
That was efficient, compared to the cheap and no-so-cheap
bouncing button crap of other brands (especially TI) back then.
(Actually the HP-41 had many advantages
over any other scientific calc back then;-).