|HP 12c as a basic scientific calc for the RPN newbie?|
Message #1 Posted by nick lidakis on 13 May 2010, 4:14 p.m.
Currently, I can't find anything that is RPN and fits in a shirt pocket. I can't afford anything that's up on eBay in terms of an 11c or 15c. My 48G is sometimes too big to carry along for the basic chemistry calculations that I do. The HP 35s is a tad large as well, especially when stored in its bulky case.
As a new RPN user, I was wondering why I should not consider using a HP 12c as a basic, pocket, RPN calculator. Looking at a photo (http://www.sistemaeducacionalmoderno.com.br/Imagens/gif%20projeto/Hp12c.jpg) I do see that there are no trig functions, but there are log, ln, and square root functions.
So, any real reason *not* to pick one up used for basic scientific use? Are there any gotchas, considering it's setup as a financial calc.
P.S. In my cursory search on the internet, I read that in 2009 a prototype 15c+ was demoed at some conference. That would be really nice.
Edited: 13 May 2010, 4:16 p.m.