|Re: HP 33S CPU speed|
Message #12 Posted by Ed Look on 22 Sept 2004, 1:29 a.m.,
in response to message #11 by Richard
I used to say to myself that I'd be really happy if the 33s came packaged in a Pioneer or Pioneer-based form. While that is always going to be very true, I have found the 33s growing on me:
I don't really see the chevron shape so much anymore, unless I somehow recall our moanings about it.
The presence of a built-in constants list does make life a little easier for me.
As you guys have all pointed out, it is pretty fast for most calculations I need, infinite series convergence calculations notwithstanding.
And, despite the small relative increase in program memory when translated into 32SII terms, it IS STILL an increase, and any extra RAM in any electronic device is always welcome; the more the merrier. Well, a few more registers or labels would be very welcome, too.
The silvery overall color isn't really so bad, nor the display font...
... but that radix... a decimal point that an AFM couldn't pick up... that will still take some getting used to, especially since it really doesn't look all that different from the comma!
Oh, yeah, I don't mind green and purple on a silver background, but I think they could have picked shades of green and purple that might have contrasted with each other and the metal of the faceplate a little more.
All in all, not a bad little calculator for (serious) everyday use, especially in a laboratory.
Another oh yeah- pretty nice case it came with, with a cool, embossed "hp" logo.