|Re: Just some Classics eye candy|
Message #4 Posted by Geoff Quickfall on 17 June 2011, 1:31 a.m.,
in response to message #2 by bill platt
Mine was the 25 purchased in 1976 and sold in 1981 to help support my habit, my HP habit that is! Yep I sold it to purchase a 1981 HP 41C.
The HP 25 took me through 2 years of college, then 4 years flying in the bush. The HP 41C took over that duty accompanying me for two more years of university and flying and into my MSc.
The flying jobs allowed me to save the HP 41C for backup, it now had xfunctions and xmemory added as well as laser wand, 9114B and a plotter in the lab. It was superceded by the HP 41CX which I still have today.
The 41CX, 71B and 42S are swapped in and out of the flight bag with the 67 showing up for showiness. Now the 41CL will be taking over the primary flight bag roll.
I liked the IR of the 41CX along with the dynamic time function. The 71B has the dynamic time but requires HPIL and an HPIL printer making the 41CX more portable but slower. The 42S has the IR and the speed but no clock.
The 41CL has the IR, the clock and the speed in turbo! And it now has the memory capabilities (just have to learn how to use them) along with serial RS 232 ability.
WOW to the 41CL