|Re: Comparison of HP41C features to HP35s|
Message #7 Posted by Dave Boyd on 6 Aug 2007, 4:28 p.m.,
in response to message #6 by Dave
You compare the 35S to the 15C. I think a better comparison would be to the 11C. The 15C was easily the most function-rich non-expandable calc HP made when it was introduced, the high end of that market niche; the 11C was the middle.
The 35S is likewise the middle of the scientific programmable segment. It compares favorably to the 11C, not so favorably to the 15C, which still has features it lacks.
This prompts the question, what is the high-end scientific? HP doesn't currently sell one, and there probably isn't sufficient market for it, but recent developments like the 35S give me some hope.
I'll echo the wishes of some other posters, and wish for a HP-43S, and maybe also a HP-15C Platinum... or a combination of the two...
It's only too bad that we'll never see big, fat, bold numerals like the Voyagers had. The 12C Platinum stepped away from them, and I somewhat doubt that any new calc will step back toward them...