|Re: WHATS YOUR FAVORITE NON- HP CACULATOR|
Message #11 Posted by Bruce Bergman on 20 Dec 2008, 12:36 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Howard Lazerson
Although I don't own one, I am very impressed with the Casio 9860G Slim model. Very cool beast, and everyone I know who has one, or who has used one, raves about it. I may eventually break down and buy one. I hear there is a Lua port for it, and a Forth port for it.
The only non HP calculator I own currently is the TI MultiView (um, I think it's the 30x; not sure). I don't "like" using it, but every time I do, I'm impressed with the capabilities they crammed in that little $15 wonder. I'd love to see HP come out with something in the same genre, but I doubt that they will. And not at $15, that's for sure.
Oh, I do own a Russian calc which I purchased because I had never seen a Russian RPN calculator before, but I don't consider it for this topic since it's more "shelf bling" than anything else.
Now, as to my "favorite" non HP, I'd have to say it was the Monroe 1665. We actually programmed these in a computer programming class in high school (circa 1979), with cards and everything. They were amazing machines, I still remember them clacking away while they calculated and printed out results. I miss them.
Here's a link: Monroe 1665 Calculator