Best calculator for the working engineer

02242016, 11:57 AM
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Best calculator for the working engineer
So, right at the end of my engineering degree, my poor little Casio fx82 died. Over the last 6 months I've been improvising with phone/computer calculators, but I've been feeling the need to purchase a new machine.
Alas, I made the mistake of asking Google for the best scientific calculators of all time. A week later that search as lead me here. After switching Galculator on Linux to RPN model and playing with a few phone apps, I've enjoyed using RPN and decided to buy an RPN calculator. My next question is  which model to buy? I don't ask for much:  I want something that will last indefinitely  I want easy calculations to be easy, fast and intuitive  I want hard calculations to be easy, fast and intuitive  Portability is a must  It do not want a MATLAB replacement, but I do want to be impressed by its abilities  a good solver and programmability are essential. So far I've considering the WP34s, the HP 35s, and (for fun) some of Swiss Micros' remakes of the HP15c or HP42. If you were to purchase one new calculator at the start of your career, which would you choose and why? Thanks 

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