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|HP-41 vs "The First Handheld" - Just for fun|
Message #1 Posted by Mike Davis on 12 Nov 2000, 12:51 p.m.
Don't be offended if the Sharp EL-8 is not really the first handheld. I have seen it referred to as such but don't know for sure.
I recently obtained one and thought the comparrison between the HP-41 and the Sharp EL-8 was interesting.
I took a few photos for those who would like to take a look.
Sorry for being a bit off-topic
|Re: HP-41 vs "The First Handheld" - Just for fun|
Message #2 Posted by Ron Ross on 12 Nov 2000, 5:51 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Mike Davis
So What? It allows us calc geeks to remember our other calcs. I own a casic Fx-10, perhaps casio's first trig function calc. No precidence and six digit accuracy and half zeros like the Sharp you mention. A good calc for its time but I like my older Hp's more(though it may be as or more difficult to find since it doesn't/didn't have the value associated with HP's). The very first handheld belongs to Ti (four function that is, but I could be mistaken.
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