|HP-51G: Back to the honorable roots!|
Message #1 Posted by Martin Paech on 6 Apr 2012, 8:39 a.m.
HP has brought back the HP-15C... Is there a chance for influence the design of future products?---
Just a quick sketch of my 'dream design' for the Model 51G, HP's serious and powerful answer to TI-Nspire CAS etc. and the graphical RPN/RPL/... reference calculator for the next generations of (machine/computer/space/financial/...) engineers and scientists:
My recipe for HP: * Take the outstanding quality, the robustness, and its timeless 'beauty through simplicity' of the HP-15C(LE), think of the HP-71B! * Enlarge the keyboard (red: shift to alpha characters, the other (empty) keys in my sketch have to be reorganized). * Preserve the low power-consumption design by considering the use of e-ink technology for a hi-res display (four or sixteen shades of grey, unfortunately color e-ink seems to be a technical problem). * Preserve the IR interface and the serial port, add a HP-IB option. * Use the high-quality OS of the 48/49/50 series and offer HP-41 compatibility. * Needless to say: Add some more memory than in the HP-50g.
BTW: What is a color multi-touch Android "iPhone-ian" WiFi 3G GPS ... hardware with only nine hours stand-by time e.g. in field use worth?
Looking forward to a new legend,
(Please excuse my awkward use of English.)
Edited: 9 Apr 2012, 3:43 a.m. after one or more responses were posted