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New and improved 42S?
Message #1 Posted by Kevin FitzGerrell on 13 May 2000, 12:36 a.m.

Along with many of the people who post here I would like HP to reintroduce the 42S, perhaps with 2 way I/R or a "compact flash" slot. I left a note to them on their calculator feedback form to this effect, and I'd like to ask that any of you who feel the same do also. The URL for their feedback form is: http://www.hp.com/calculators/assistance/feedbackform.html I believe there really is support for a product in this day of Palm computers and $5.99 calculators, perhaps we can demonstrate this to HP.

      
Re: New and improved 42S? - Done!
Message #2 Posted by John Robinson on 13 May 2000, 8:36 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Kevin FitzGerrell

Done !

      
Re: New and improved 42S? - Done!
Message #3 Posted by Nenad Vulic on 13 May 2000, 10:00 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Kevin FitzGerrell

Done!

      
Re: New and improved 42S?
Message #4 Posted by William L. Drylie on 13 May 2000, 11:42 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Kevin FitzGerrell

Done!

      
Re: New and improved 42S? -Done
Message #5 Posted by Hugo on 13 May 2000, 4:40 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Kevin FitzGerrell

Done!!

      
Re: New and improved 42S?
Message #6 Posted by Viktor Toth on 15 May 2000, 8:07 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Kevin FitzGerrell

Done :-)

Viktor

      
Re: New and improved 42S?
Message #7 Posted by Mike Sebastian on 15 May 2000, 8:25 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Kevin FitzGerrell

Done

      
Re: New and improved 42S?
Message #8 Posted by Mark Hardman on 16 May 2000, 11:50 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Kevin FitzGerrell

Done. But I won't hold my breath.

      
Re: New and improved 42S?
Message #9 Posted by bill duncan on 16 May 2000, 1:30 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Kevin FitzGerrell

Done.

I also suggested that their current lineup of calculators seems to be aimed exclusively at students, and they seem to be alienating the practicing professionals which they had nurtured for so many years.

Although I like the functionality of the HP-48, the calculators I use most often are the HP-41CX (for its versatility and function) and the HP-15C (for its form-factor when I don't need all the 41CX features).

From what I've seen of the HP-49 and the other new ones, I'm not even slightly interested.

I also still pull out my HP-29C, just because I like it (and to keep the battery alive) ;-)

      
Re: New and improved 42S? - Done
Message #10 Posted by Valtoni on 16 May 2000, 10:20 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Kevin FitzGerrell

Done

      
Re: Improved 42S?
Message #11 Posted by Sam Peld on 17 May 2000, 8:02 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Kevin FitzGerrell

Done.

The HP30 could be a possible platform for a 'new' HP42.

It has a 2 line display, it's small and has interchangable face plates (ideal for user customization!!)

It also has a 'new' style keyboard {:-( but you can't expect perfection these days.

I'm also not holding my breath.

      
Re: New and improved 42S?
Message #12 Posted by Frank knight on 22 May 2000, 9:39 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Kevin FitzGerrell

Done!

      
Re: New and improved 42S?
Message #13 Posted by Menno on 23 May 2000, 4:01 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Kevin FitzGerrell

Done

      
Re: New and improved 42S?
Message #14 Posted by Bill on 25 May 2000, 10:24 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Kevin FitzGerrell

Done. I recently took a math class that required a graphing calculator. I bought a TI86, couldn't find a HP48, and made the leap. Well, the TI86 is nice for class, even great, but I work for manufacturing company and the TI86 or the HP48 isn't practical for the floor. I pulled the HP42S out of retirement and I am glad I did!

Bill


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