|Re: HP 28|
Message #9 Posted by Juan J on 11 Dec 2000, 11:38 p.m.,
in response to message #7 by Dan
What I meant with "former" was that both the 41CX and the 48GX were the calculators I had used and known most before becoming a collector.
A while ago I got a 48SX and a 32S, started a little collection. Turns out that some functions in both 48 models were "provided for compatibility with the HP 28", so I became interested in what I call the 48 series technology demonstrator, the HP 28.
I finally bought one a month ago, and I am learning about it. My interest in this puppy is from a collector's standpoint, which does not mean I don't use it for serious number crunching every now and then (although I prefer the 41CX for that.)
If you are going to get a 48GX for Christmas, just do it. It is a fine machine with a lot of power and, from what I've seen of the 49, that well known HP feel. I bought mine a year before I graduated and have done a lot with it, including field use and some torture testing. Plug-in cards, PC-downloadable software and IR are just some of the good features of this machine; built-in functions and programming are excellent too.
If only HP could keep on making such good stuff...