|Re: New HP 17bII+ |
Message #13 Posted by Allen on 10 July 2008, 7:49 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Jeff
I have found several Silver HP17ii+ on a certain auction-style website recently. All three below the price on Amazon's page. I am very impressed with the new style...
SPEED- The processor is blazing fast (Faster than a 17bii, but not as fast as the HP32sii).
COLORS-the color scheme is a cool retro.
CASE-The Leather case is as close as I could hope to get to the HP-embossed leather cases from the 90's (92169 Series),
and the legacy printer output is an excellent note for reverse compatability.
KEYS- The keyboard is much more firm than the Gold Brick 17bii+. They left the keys exactly where the 17bii left off, making the learning curve passe almost instantly.
FEATURES-I don't use the solver, but all other functions are the same as the previous 2 editions of the 17bii.
DISPLAY- High contrast 2-line LCD is easy to read.
All in all I'd give a 9.9 out of 10. (Straight 10 if the battery-lid didn't make noise every time it was touched- It is a small audible reminder of Communist Chinese birth on an otherwise solid unit.)