|Re: HP-33S - Why I couldn't use it|
Message #30 Posted by bill platt on 14 Feb 2011, 10:59 a.m.,
in response to message #29 by Don Shepherd
And the new solver works in ways that current HP personnel cannot adequately explain. None of these facts are documented in the 17bii+ manual.
That is the deal-killer for me. That is what keeps me squarely away from using the 35s, 17bii+, or even the 33s solvers for anything important. I just don't trust them.
I would rather use my 27s--especially on computer since I have the original physical machine, I can run an emulator--and that way, I have the original well-documented hp solver, and I can back it up so that it doesn't go "memory lost" on me! For ad-hoc, the real machine is great. (Or I use the 48G. It is sort of a toss-up--both are on my desktop.)
This is the biggest problem with HP's current (meaning new products, rather than the 50G which is just a new HW for the 48G). They don't have the rigorous professional standing support veracity documentation that we demand as professional users.
I wonder what financial types think of with the 17bii+ Do they trust it?
What about the 20b and 30b? Has HP put in the real work to make rigorous, thoroughly documented products? (I haven't even bought one yet let alone had one in my hand).
Edited: 14 Feb 2011, 11:03 a.m.