|HP 17BII+ not "geeky" enough|
Message #1 Posted by David Smith on 6 Aug 2007, 11:56 p.m.
Greetings to all, I just joined.
This is probably going to sound strange, but I just bought a 17BII+ calculator and, well, it just doesn't feel HP "geeky" to me. I first discovered, and fell in love with, HP's in college in the late 80's. Started with an 11c, moved up to a 28s for the ability to program (which saved me on a final). But let's say that higher math and I don't get along well and I moved into other areas.
Recently I opened a business of my own, and after a year of leaning how to not get completely lost I got completely lost. So I am working on learning more about business finance. I've read the threads about finance calculators so there isn't much need to cover those models strengths and weaknesses.
My problem is this: I am also a hopeless gadgeteer (I waited in line for four hours for an iPhone if you need an example). And I have to admit, graphing is way cool. I look at the higher end calculators and wonder should I go with one (A graphing calculator! Yeah!) that has the financials and simply add the calulations I need. So should I buy a 17bII and/or a 12c off ebay and settle on one, stick with the one I have, get the really cool calculator that graphs and has lots of buttons I will rarely use, or buy the fancy calculator and call it the beginning of a collection. ;-)