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Expensive HP Prime? - StephenG1CMZ - 05-16-2018 07:55 PM

I seem to recall reading that the HP Prime wasn't showing on the .uk website.

Its now listed here...but it appears to be more expensive Smile
http://m.hp.com/uk/en/products/calculators/index.do
But if you don't need wireless capability, the older version can be had for just £155.
If you do, its £1024.
(For those unfamiliar with £, a useful first approximation is to just change "£" to "$").

I think I will carry on using the Android version...


RE: Expensive HP Prime - Zaphod - 05-16-2018 08:01 PM

(05-16-2018 07:55 PM)StephenG1CMZ Wrote:  Its now listed here...but it more expensive :)If you do, its £1024.
(For those unfamiliar with £, a useful first approximation is to change £ to $).

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Looks like a muppet faux pas


RE: Expensive HP Prime? - grsbanks - 05-16-2018 08:16 PM

Even ignoring the £1024 blooper, the prices are high direct from HP. I think I paid about £120 for my HP Prime from Amazon.co.uk.


RE: Expensive HP Prime? - StephenG1CMZ - 05-16-2018 08:24 PM

It used to be about that... But the £ doesn't buy as much as it used to.
But £155 does seem a lot for the non-wireless version which I assume also has the less-readable keyboard.


RE: Expensive HP Prime? - pinkman - 05-16-2018 08:33 PM

You should consider buy one in France (130€ = £114).
The wireless model is to be used in a classroom, it is made of a PC antenna for the teacher and 30 wireless modules for HP Primes of the students.
It won't turn your Prime in a wireless tablet or equivalent.
http://www8.hp.com/emea_middle_east/en/products/oas/product-detail.html?oid=5448715


RE: Expensive HP Prime? - Zaphod - 05-16-2018 08:47 PM

(05-16-2018 08:16 PM)grsbanks Wrote:  Even ignoring the £1024 blooper, the prices are high direct from HP. I think I paid about £120 for my HP Prime from Amazon.co.uk.

Direct prices are always more expensive, so the various authorised retailers don't get undercut by the manufacturer.


RE: Expensive HP Prime? - StephenG1CMZ - 05-16-2018 09:14 PM

(05-16-2018 08:33 PM)pinkman Wrote:  You should consider buy one in France (130€ = £114).
The wireless model is to be used in a classroom, it is made of a PC antenna for the teacher and 30 wireless modules for HP Primes of the students.
It won't turn your Prime in a wireless tablet or equivalent.
http://www8.hp.com/emea_middle_east/en/products/oas/product-detail.html?oid=5448715

Ah. Perhaps the £1024 isnt wrong, if its one calculator includes 30 unmentioned dongles?
Wonder if PPL might one day support wireless?


RE: Expensive HP Prime? - Zaphod - 05-16-2018 10:36 PM

If you google the code on the website (G8X92A6) it turns out it's a bulk (10) pack, only HP UK don't seem to realise that lol

https://www.ebay.com/p/Hewlett-Packard-G8X92A6-HP-Prime-10-Pack/1383863270

https://www.compsource.com/pn/G8X92A6/HP-195/Hp-Prime-10-Pack-G8x92a6/

https://www.amazon.co.uk/HP-G8X92A6-Prime-Calculator-Bulk/dp/B01BI8RUIM

Amazon list it at 6.8Kg

Mystery solved