|Re: HP 33s out of production?|
Message #35 Posted by Matt Agajanian on 5 Mar 2012, 9:45 p.m.,
in response to message #33 by Dave
Yeah, in the beginning, I was a critic of the chevron (the keyboard, not the gasoline), thinking that was a style that TI, Casio or Sharp would resort to to appeal to the HS and teen crowd BUT, in defense of the unconventional diversion from HP's professional look, I gotta say:
1--Being that it's a RAMped (yes, pun intended) version of the 32SII, that's one nod in favour
2--another supporting vote is that, although I don't consider the 33s a collector's piece, it does make for a great alternative to overworking my 32SII
3--With #2 above, I don't mind taking the 33s out on the road with me and leave the 32SII in protective surroundings and use that one at home.
4--Since I have a powered-up 32SII in the 33s (try saying that 20 times), it gives me more flexibility and options if I need to think on my feet (read, on the road). That way, I don't need to troubleshoot, find a place to sit and rewrite code just because there's not enough memory or programming space.
Even if I'm working with the 33S at home, these above factors make the 33s much more versatile as a result.
Edited: 5 Mar 2012, 11:20 p.m. after one or more responses were posted