|Re: Do you miss the 48GX?|
Message #5 Posted by Ed Look on 10 Dec 2005, 7:07 p.m.,
in response to message #3 by Stephen Easterling
Oh, I already did, and as Paul Brogger mentioned once, among many others here, the 33S is one I generally reach for the most... at work... and I use the 32SII at home only because I'm so used to it.
But the 33S, cosmetics notwithstanding, has really grown on me to the point I love it as much as the 32SII and 34C; the 49G+, though has yet to displace the 48G or G+ in my hands, and I suspect that is only because of familiarity, not so much their function or power.
And you're right, both really ARE better: you can put in longer programs, so long as you conserve labels, but that was the case with ALL HP scientific programmables. It includes a constants library, equation library, which obviates the need to thumb through books and tables, or my own foggy memory. Again, the old ones really are better only in their cosmetic design.
And, equally as good and as important: you can get it for $40-60 USD, which for a machine of this power is a small bargain.