|15c LE thoughts|
Message #1 Posted by kc on 16 Oct 2011, 3:56 a.m.
I seldom see people in this forum complain about HP 15c (not LE). Now I got my 15c LE, and I try to figure out why people like the original 15c so much. A product of 30 years old, I can feel how great it was when it was first launched: elegant, beautiful, all the necessary functions fit in a pocket, and the positive key-click feel. The best technology and quality of the time. It is like when you look back at the iphone 30 years later (sorry for those of you that are anti-iphoner). Nonetheless, it is a 30-year old product, and technology has much advanced. I consider programming the HP 15c LE quite un-userfriendly, especially when I am debugging, due to the fact that I cannot see the function. I have to slowly decipher each programme line into the corresponding function, and write it down on a paper, before I can understand and debug the programme. It makes me uninterested in writing programme on my 15c LE. For the same reason, I cannot see the actual equation when I use HP solve. Not good. Other than that, it was a nice calculator.
And the 15c LE manual. I think, for the price it charges, the manual should at least have two colours, preferrably three (black, blue, orange to match the colour of the calculator). Slight disappointed.