The Museum of HP Calculators
This page lists calculators that are too new to be considered museum pieces.
Low end algebraic scientific calculators introduced in 1999.
Algebraic Scientific & Graphing calculators introduced in 2003.
A basic algebraic business calculator. Introduced in 1989.
A basic algebraic business calculator. Introduced in 2001.
Similar to the original HP-12C but with four times as much programming space and the choice of RPN or algebraic logic. While similar in appearance and features it appears to be a complete reimplementation by an OEM (Kinpo) based on scans of HP manuals provided by the museum. Introduced in 2003.
Algebraic business calculator. Non-programmable. Introduced in 1988. The manual is available on CD.
HP-17B with RPN. (User could use algebraic or RPN.) Introduced in 1990.
A replacement for the HP-17BII reimplemented by an OEM (Kinpo) with memory expanded to 28K. Introduced in 2003.
A more powerful folding business calculator in a folding case like the HP-18C. Introduced in 1988.
Like the HP-19B but with the option of using RPN. Introduced in 1990.
An algebraic scientific. Has English/metric conversions and does base conversions between binary. octal, decimal and hexadecimal. Built-in program library has 6 programs that can be copied into program memory with the LOAD key. The built-in programs are:
Introduced in 1989.
Algebraic scientific/statistics calculator. Included a library of built-in equations for statistics and the time value of money. Introduced in 1989.
A scientific algebraic calculator introduced in 1999. Features an interchangeable keypad overlay so you can change the calculator's color.
Like the HP-32S except for additional support for algebraic math and fractions. Fractions are entered by pressing the decimal key a second time. For example, to enter one and a quarter, the user would press "1.1.4". This model also added a second shift key, simplifying menus at the expense of a more cluttered keypad design. Introduced in 1991 and sold through 2002.
A scientific RPN and algebraic calculator introduced in 2003. This successor to the HP-32SII was implemented by HP's OEM (Kinpo) and features a highly controversial "chevron" keypad and a two-line display. Memory was expanded to 32K.
A graphing calculator similar to the HP-48 series in internal architecture but with an algebraic interface. This calculator returned the implicit multiplication long available on HP's desktop algebraic machines. (i.e. XY is interpreted as X times Y.) Introduced in 1995 and still in production.
A scientific calculator introduced in 2000.
A replacement for the HP-39G reimplemented by an OEM (Kinpo). An ARM processor replaced the HP Saturn processor used in the HP-39G. Speed was improved, a finance applet was added and USB replaced the serial port. Introduced in 2003.
A current model scientific calculator introduced in 2000 .
Very powerful successors to the HP-48S/SX that do almost anything. Not covered in detail here (yet) because they're so new. They appear to be out of production as of 2003.
A replacement for the HP-48G reimplemented by an OEM (Kinpo). An ARM processor replaced the HP Saturn processor used in earlier HP-48 models. Other additions included a Computer Algebra System on par with the HP-49G's and more RAM. Introduced in 2003.
A very powerful model based on the 48 series with more memory and greater speed for some operations. Used rubber keys that many disliked. Introduced in 1999. Apparently out of production as of 2003.
A replacement for the HP-49G reimplemented by an OEM (Kinpo). An ARM processor replaced the HP Saturn processor used in the original HP-49G. Hard plastic keys replaced the rubber keys of the HP-49G. Also added USB and expansion via SD cards. Infrared, which was dropped from the HP-49G, returned to the G+. Introduced in 2003.
A tiny PC compatible palmtop with DOS, Lotus 1-2-3 and other applications in ROM. Came with ROM and RAM disks and a PCMCIA expansion port. Had a 16 row by 40 column display and came in 512K and 1 Megabyte versions. Introduced in 1991.
An upgraded palmtop with an 80x25 character display which came in 1 megabyte and 2 megabyte versions. It also included additional applications and was introduced in 1993.
A DOS compatible laptop with an 80 x 16 character display which included DOS 2.11 in ROM and an HP-IL port. RAM and ROM disks were built in and it included Lotus 1-2-3 in ROM. Introduced in 1984.
A DOS compatible laptop with an 80 x 25 character display which included DOS 2.11 in ROM and an HP-IL port. RAM and ROM disks were included. Slots allowed additional RAM, ROM and a modem (which was included on some versions.) Introduced in 1985.
Z-80-based CP/M computers with optional built-in printers. They also had 8085s controlling the screen and serial ports and 8051s controlling the HP-IB. They had a menu shell in addition to the normal CP/M command line and a terminal-mode. Introduced around 1980.
A DOS compatible PC with an 8Mhz 8088 CPU and a 9" touch sensitive screen. Originally shipped with DOS 2.01, then 2.11 and finally 3.2. It supported HP-IB and some versions supported HP-IL. Later versions had a 12" display and the touchscreen became and option. Introduced in 1984.
Similar to the HP-100LX but with the addition of Pocket Quicken and other improvements. Introduced in 1994 and discontinued in 1999.
Palmtop computers running Windows CE. Introduced in 1997. An OEM version was sold by Erikson as the MC12.
A special version of the HP-200LX with most of the applications removed to reduce cost. It generally had to be ordered through HP distributors as few dealers carried it. Introduced in 1995 in a 1 megabyte version and discontinued in 1999. Later versions had 2 and 4 megabytes.
Essentially the case of an HP-9825 but with HP-9830 firmware.
Desktop computers using a powerful version of BASIC. Some manuals are available on CD
A series of PDAs released starting in 1995. The 700LX is still in production.
A variant of the 200LX series with custom software. Made for a large insurance firm in Korea.
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