|Re: HP-11C - C'mon HP !!! Bring 'em Back !|
Message #2 Posted by John Stark on 6 July 2010, 12:47 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Bill Zimmerly
What a beauty.
I know this has been beaten to death already, but here is another plea to HP to bring back a horizontal-format scientific of traditional construction and layout.
I recently bought a "gold", garden-variety HP.12C (no "Platinum" or "Anniversary" gingerbread) and am pleased to say that, at least in feel, it approaches the 1980's original.
We'll see how it holds up - I may not be around in 24 years to check the batteries :).
In any case, HP CAN produce a stout, well built horizontal format machine, and with use of modern central processor and ROM system program it any way they want.
New faceplate and keys and you have ---->>>> HP.11/15C II ++
Last, but not least, some of you microcode experts may be able to "reprogram" the 12.C through its plug and provide a keyboard overlay for an "Ersatz-15" or such.