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Is 50g good or crap?
05-01-2014, 12:35 PM
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RE: Is 50g good or crap?
(05-01-2014 10:48 AM)Alvaro Wrote:  here the main reasons why I prefer the 50g instead of Prime:

- Prime has a Li-Ion battery, so I am not so indepent as with AAA batteries. That was the reason why I did not buy a Prime.
- Prime has not a SD card slot
- Some people says the colors of the "2nd" or "3rd" keys are difficult to read.
They're INFINITELY better than the godawful color scheme of the Prime though... that blue... very difficult to make out in various lighting conditions...

Personally, I've only had 28S(sold), 48SX(loaned to someone who never bothered to return it), 49G(godawful keys, and fugly), 50G and Prime(fw is halfbaked).

28S: no connectivity, so I got rid of it pretty quickly once I really got into using it and recognized what a limitation of having no way to backup/restore from a desktop was.

48SX: I LOVED that calc...

49g: really only purchased to replace the 48SX, but those keys... and it was ugly...

Prime will probably end up being my choice once the firmware gets to a decent state as it's VERY VERY FAST, drawback is that it's so different from my prior HP calcs, so it has a bit of a learning curve again along with the iffy current firmware.

HP 50G: To me it's pretty much like all the 4X and even 28S. My only real disappointment with it was when they switched to ARM SoCs that they didn't rewrite the OS natively, but just emulate a saturn running the saturn based firmware. It's still much faster than the 49g(and looks/feels loads better) but it could've been even faster had they gone native. SD card slot is nice, but Prime has a good amount of builtin flash memory.

Also purchased(I'm pretty horrible at soldering) a WP 34S last early winter, which is the closest calculator that I've used closer to the older style less capable HPs. (3.2 fw ATM, plan to try flashing to 3.3 myself sometime this year maybe... Big Grin)
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Is 50g good or crap? - lemontea - 05-01-2014, 02:33 AM
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RE: Is 50g good or crap? - lemontea - 05-01-2014, 10:31 AM
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