|Re: Office Depot - HP30b & HP 12c|
Message #14 Posted by Jim L (OHIO) on 25 Aug 2010, 11:48 p.m.,
in response to message #13 by Martin Pinckney
Jim, not sure how familiar you are with the whole HP calculator landscape, but here goes. The 41c series was top-of-the-line in it's day. This status was replaced by the evolving 48/49/50g series, which are quite different animals.
But if you like the build quality, look and feel, and capabilities of the 41cx (and 12c, for that matter), why worry about any superseding models?
Thanks for weighing in on my dilemma. It's not really a problem though, as I was just pontificating on how I am apparently not opened minded enough to see the advances in calc design since I last had a big interest in them (all HP of course).
As for my awareness, I started in 1974 with a used HP-45 (which still works on AC!), an HP-34C, then moved to an HP-32SII, an HP-41C (with memory, Math, Stats, Machine Design, Structural, and Advantage pacs and the Wickes Synthetic Programming book), an HP-48S, and now the HP-12C. Strangely, along the way I also tried a Novus and Sinclair (I think those were their names), since they were also RPN. My brother went the route of HP-19C, HP-29, and then HP-15C which he still has.
So basically, I'm just stuck in the past...