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Could the 38E/C have been the standard?
01-23-2019, 06:36 PM (This post was last modified: 01-23-2019 06:37 PM by Matt Agajanian.)
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RE: Could the 38E/C have been the standard?
(01-23-2019 01:39 AM)rprosperi Wrote:  
(01-23-2019 01:19 AM)Matt Agajanian Wrote:  With those enhancements, wouldn’t the 17B-II+ be highly favoured rather than the 12C?

There are 2 very different looking 17BII+ machines, though they have the same features (and could even function identically, I'm not 100% sure).

The 17BII+ "Gold", released in '03 was made by Kinpo and is obviously gold in color, has a very cheap plastic roundish case, poor keyboard, with a so-so LCD.

The 17BII+ "Silver", released in '06, has a silver metal face, by far the best LCD of any Pioneer machine, is quite attractive with an excellent keyboard.

They both unfortunately have a bug in HP-Solve which leads to incorrect results when doing most complex equations/programs (introduced when the 17BII was ported by Kinpo). For this reason, most folks prefer the 17BII (no plus).

However if you won't be needing HP-Solve (let's face it, most financial machine users don't) the 17BII+ is an excellent all-around financial machine, better than the 12C in almost every way.

Still, the 12C remains quite popular with almost everyone in the mortgage/loan/lending industries, mostly because of it's mythic history/reputation, plus the landscape format makes it seem less techie while simultaneously more sophisticated. A bit like Corinthian Leather - it may not in fact be better, but it is more desirable.

Corinthian Leather, you say. Khan (of course, Ricardo Montalban) and Chrysler would be proud!
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