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What is the best BASIC Pocket Computer
07-05-2019, 04:16 PM
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RE: What is the best BASIC Pocket Computer
I managed to pick up an fx-850P in nice condition on TAS for £35 incl. P&P.

Given the only difference (I think) between the 850 & 880 is 8KB/32KB RAM, and I’m unlikely to be writing long programmes, and the 880 seems to regularly go for £100 and up, I’m quite pleased.

Arrived today, came with plastic slide-on hard cover & 405pp. paper manual.

Three utterly dead batteries, which I removed, luckily no leakage. Put in two new CR2032, and it’s come to life, all seems well. I don’t have any CR1220 (the backup battery), so will order some.

As an added bonus, I’ve just found the laminated sci function quick reference card tucked into the manual as a bookmark, which wasn’t mentioned in the listing.

Something else new to play with Smile

Casio880 are selling a USB connection cable for it; I wonder if I can get that to work with MacOS or Linux? No Windows here… I’ll find out.

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