|HP 35S gets returned|
Message #1 Posted by Ike on 11 Oct 2007, 2:48 p.m.
I've had it with the HP 35s - seems like everywhere I turn there is some limitation. I've been an HP person forever and I was quite excited about the "retro" 35s but reality is a harsh mistress.
First there is the problem with building complex exponents from variables or constants - My HP-42s did this without a hitch.
Then I'm told you can't use X^2 function for a complex number but you can square it manually. My HP-42s does this without a hitch.
When I try to figure out something from the manual I come across one of the poorest manuals ever written by HP.
Now I just discovered that the 35s does not have matrix capability! Say what? My HP-42s does matrix operations flawlessly.
I tried to do some binary logic on the 35s and got further unexpected results and the manual, as stated above, was totally useless in helping me. My HP-42s executes boolean logic flawlessly and intuitively.
I could go on but I think you get the idea. The 35s goes back, but the 42s gets a brand new shiny set of batteries!
In short, I am amazingly unimpressed with this effort from HP. I hate to sound like some old dude but did they have a bunch of kids with no concept of previous HP calculators design the 35s?
Cheers, old school dude.