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2015 version of HP12c identification
06-02-2017, 02:48 PM
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RE: 2015 version of HP12c identification
(09-05-2016 07:41 PM)wojtek Wrote:  
rprosperi ' Wrote:  Well, recall the 12C came out in 1981, and was at the lower end of the Voyager lineup, so not all "advanced" features (e.g. program editing) were included. Its easy to look at this 35 years later and call it terrible, having learned many more modern systems in the interim.

My remark was not a complaint addressed to HP people. I was just surprised that business people still love this machine and do not need any improvements. So if they still love a simple hammer more then 30 years old no wonder that HP makes no update to it

It's a fairly simple reason. Finance industry folks don't need to use the calculator for actual financial work much anymore. Excel is used for any advanced models that need to be implemented. The HP12C can handle all of the basic statistics and cash-flow discounting for finance.

The only reason this calculator is still popular is probably because it's only one of two approved calculators for many industry exams like the CFA.
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