|Re: 15C LE & 12C AE, somewhat disappointing|
Message #12 Posted by sylvandb on 13 Sept 2011, 7:05 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Katie Wasserman
My 15c LE and 12c 30th both came this afternoon, so I've had less than an hour with each of them. I'm happen with them so far. Who knows what 10 years will bring.
I did notice a bit of an oddity...
When switching the decimal point/comma, when does the calculator turn on? Key sequence, calc off: 1) Decimal down, 2) ON down, 3) ON up, 4) Decimal up.
The 12c 30th (and 25th, and the oldest 12c I have) turn on after releasing the ON before releasing Decimal. (After step 3.)
The 15c LE (no older one at hand to compare) will turn on only after releasing both keys. (After step 4.) Is that normal?
No rattle when shaken. A couple of times with each of them I wondered if there was a rattle so shook more then harder and then different directions. Nothing reproducible. My old Brazil 3-cell 12c rattles noticably but the keys still feel solid. (I think the rattle is wear and tear and I expect the new ones will develop rattles with usage.)
Yes, the color keys move a bit.
Overall I'm quite pleased with the build quality compared to the brand new TI 84 plus SE I bought earlier this year.
The TI seems OK. Kind of like my TI-30 did back in 1975-6. Neither the current TI nor the current 15c LE and 12c 30th have the "wow, this is incredible" quality feeling that my original 15c inspired in 1982. However the HP's are much closer than the TI.
The TI does seem a far better value in specs and capability tho. And my oldest's 6 year old TI 84 plus has held up with no functional or even notable issues. Now with 3 of those TI's purchased, I expect I would have seen something if any of the serious quality problems I saw develop with the TI-30 were endemic in the current 84 plus.