|Re: HP 32s & 48gx|
Message #14 Posted by Monty Hall on 9 Jan 2005, 1:58 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Monty Hall
I haven't been paying attention to the HP scene since school ~8 years ago. After looking @ the new HP calcs, I would have to agree - not fond of the new calcs. When I graduated and entered the workforce, I used my PC for all calcs (I was a mathcad & mathematica head in school) and my calculators collected dust.
Started w/ a 48s until it broke, purchased a used 48GX until I lost it, then purchased a 32s, found my 48GX and recieved a 48G as an award(pristine).
Toss up between the 32 and 48. Form factor, simplicity, basic 4 + function calculations(99% of what I used it for) the 32s is pretty darn nice. Unit conversions, matricies w/ inv, phasor math, timing, alarm, some equation solving & symbolics, of course the 48G is the winner.
Since I really only used 4-10 functions a majority of the time, the 48 was underutilitized. I will have to admit, I really liked being able to see the stack on the 48. I sometimes wished the 32 had a few more lines. Regardless, it seems HP doesn't make 'em like they used to.