Poll: What's your favorite 43S layout?
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a) 11.94% 8 11.94%
b) 80.60% 54 80.60%
c) 7.46% 5 7.46%
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A poll again, concerning the 43S (again)
01-05-2015, 02:05 AM (This post was last modified: 01-05-2015 02:26 AM by brouhaha.)
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RE: A poll again, concerning the 43S (again)
(01-04-2015 10:01 PM)Paul Dale Wrote:  It would make things a lot quieter if we limited the polls to those willing to spend

It sure would! It's tempting to take deposits for the hardware, and have a forum where only those who have placed deposits can vote on UI proposals. However, if I weren't on the team, I don't think I would be willing to put down a deposit for a calculator, so I don't expect anyone else to either.

Quote:$500 on the device -- I don't know what the exact price will be, but cheap it will not be.

We're going to try really hard to keep the selling price of the hardware down to $300, but obviously we can't make any guarantees at this point. As it is, almost everyone says $300 is too expensive. They've forgotten that the HP-41C originally sold for $960 in 2014 dollars, and that was with the full resources of HP available for engineering and production, and it sold very well at that price. I have no idea what HP's budget for the development of the HP-41C and the setup of the production was, but I expect that it was over $20M in 2014 dollars. For a very small team with only personal out-of-pocket funding, making an advanced calculator that can be sold at less than 1/3 the inflation-adjusted original price of the HP-41C will be a significant accomplishment.

The main complaint I've heard is "I can put a calculator app on my smartphone for $n" (0 <= n <= 25). The target market for this caclulator is NOT people who are satisfied with a smartphone calculator app.
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Poll results - walter b - 01-10-2015, 01:26 AM
RE: A poll again, concerning the 43S (again) - brouhaha - 01-05-2015 02:05 AM



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