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New HP-42S Replacement?
10-25-2017, 02:57 PM
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RE: New HP-42S Replacement?
(10-25-2017 02:29 PM)Eric Rechlin Wrote:  
(10-24-2017 11:43 PM)Sukiari Wrote:  Heck a lightly bug fixed 50g with the 48g keyboard layout and improved build quality would sell like hotcakes even at $350.

No, it wouldn't. It might sell a few thousand at that price, to the most hard-core HP fans. But it would never recoup the development cost (modifying the 50g to use the 48G keyboard layout would be extremely difficult and then produce a calculator that would not be fully backwards compatible with either existing 50 or 48 series software), so it wouldn't make sense for it to be produced.

I agree. With all the excellent calculator apps available for smartphones (most either free or under $25.00), the days of $350 dedicated calculators are over.

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10-25-2017, 03:07 PM
Post: #102
RE: New HP-42S Replacement?
(10-25-2017 02:57 PM)toml_12953 Wrote:  I agree. With all the excellent calculator apps available for smartphones (most either free or under $25.00), the days of $350 dedicated calculators are over.

excellent in terms of capabilities: yes.
In terms of input interface, in most cases only with a tablet 8 inches or more.

I still wait for a calculator that let you assemble the keys that you want to see, to not clog them in limited space.

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