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Is 50g good or crap?
05-01-2014, 10:41 PM
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RE: Is 50g good or crap?
(05-01-2014 11:02 AM)jebem Wrote:  You will not be disappointed with a HP-Prime

I have both the 50g and Prime, and while I am "not disappointed" with the Prime, I'm not exactly blown away by it either. IMHO, the Prime is targeted (rightly so) at the only growing calculator market--education.

The OP wanted RPN. The RPL in the 50g is a suitable substitute for RPN. Worse case if the OP needs true RPN on the 50g he can install the 41CV emulator.

(05-01-2014 11:02 AM)jebem Wrote:  On the other hand, the HP-Prime programming language is a much more high level, elegant, structured (despite being basic when compared with professional programming environments), and much more easy to learn than RPL.

On the 50g I have my choice of assembly (Saturn or ARM), RPL, and C (cross-compiled). I'd pick C over Primecal.

The 50g also has a RS-232 option (http://commerce.hpcalc.org/serialcable.php). This enables non-Windows users alternatives for I/O as well a general purpose I/O capabilities. Lastly the SD card is nice again for non-Windows I/O, backup, firmware upgrades, etc... without buggy Windows-only connectivity software.

IMHO, the 50g is HP's only still-for-sale pro-use handheld, uses batteries that can be had anywhere in the world, and it's platform independent (not tied to Windows). The 50g is also emulated and available on tablets, handhelds, and desktops. I know some of you here wear your 50g's on your belts (I've seen it). I will not go that far, so running an emulator on my iPhone is a good alternative until I get back to my desk.

To the OP, yes, I think the 50g is worth it. It's a great machine with a great display and a lot of fun to program.

50g's are $75 at Amazon. Instead of taking your wife out to dinner this weekend, get a 50g and make pasta.
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