|Re: Where to get an HP 12c prestige? for a friend...|
Message #8 Posted by Pal G. on 11 Oct 2007, 3:57 p.m.,
in response to message #7 by Gene Wright
Sorry to shift gears, but why doesn't the current calc group re-label the hp 12c into an hp 15c and an hp 16c? Wouldn't that have saved millions of dollars of tooling cost which were spent on the hp 35s?
In more recent times, HP was capable of adding many functions and speed-ups to the hp 12c anniversary edition. Is the hardware inside the current hp 12c anniversary not capable of the 15c/16c maths with [a lot | a little] bit of programming?
Whenever I go to an office supply store I see hp 12c's hanging next to the other financial calcs. If me or anyone walked by and saw two other, slightly different looking landscape calcs, our hearts might stop and our wallets would fall out. Whereas the 35s kinda blends in with a few of the others (not for lack of marketing).
ps - Wasn't there a discussion here, before the hp 35s arrived, discussing what kind of investment a brand new calc, like the hp 35s, would cost, versus re-labeling and re-engineering the software of the hp 12c? I wonder who won that argument..
Edited: 11 Oct 2007, 3:58 p.m.