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Message #1 Posted by JDonley on 27 Aug 2008, 11:39 p.m.
How is the 17B rated as a collector item? I understand it doesn't use RPN. There is one on a popular auction site and it appears to be in good condition.
Message #2 Posted by Ron G. on 27 Aug 2008, 11:56 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by JDonley
I'd say, not very widely collected. The business models are pretty common, and generally just used to do business calculations, as intended.
Message #3 Posted by JDonley on 28 Aug 2008, 1:14 a.m.,
in response to message #2 by Ron G.
thanks, Ron, I might bid on it.
Message #4 Posted by Martin Pinckney on 28 Aug 2008, 2:04 p.m.,
in response to message #3 by JDonley
I like it because it is the "sister" to the 27s - which is my favorite HP. It has a similar user interface, similar Solver, but with a different set of functions.
I don't particularly like RPN, and that is one reason I like the 27s. But be advised that the 17b is really "chain logic", not algebraic. You can force it to algebraic by using the ( ) keys.
But I am a user, not a collector.
Message #5 Posted by JDonley on 28 Aug 2008, 10:22 p.m.,
in response to message #4 by Martin Pinckney
thanks, I appreciate the response. My new 20B has chain logic (I think) as default? It is running rpn now.
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