|Re: HP15c for financial duties - I and II|
Message #10 Posted by Jose Gonzalez Divasson on 22 May 2011, 2:19 p.m.,
in response to message #9 by bill platt
I have all of them -and a laptop, of course.
The laptop involves switching it on, open Excel or Mathematica, and find your way. You need a table and both hands. Say 1 min for setting it up - best case (My company does not allow Mac!)
The 48/50 family is excellent, but too big to carry them around. I take it for trips to play with it at the hotel. No way you can memorise the whole list of functions and menus.
The only real alternative for a calculator you can carry everywhere (in my case in the right pocket of my jacket) is the 42s - and that is a little too big). There is some stiff competition there - and even myself have not made up my mind 100%. You change the easy access to fucntions in the 15c for a much more powerful set of functions, and two lines. I take the 42s with me on 25% of the trips I make, but there will be no replacement for it - I cannot afford to harm it.
Even the 17bII+ come with a case that is a little too think to be carried in that pocket (the original one could)
Of all these, the 15c is the one that occupies less real estate - important in an European economy flight.