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HP 48gII and 50g quality
09-21-2016, 07:32 AM
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HP 48gII and 50g quality
I had a 49g+ (bought in 2005) whose keyboard failed in 2006, replaced under warranty, failed again in 2007, replaced with 50g in warranty (after strong complaining with HP)
I have bee using the 50g since mid 2007 for my job with no hardware issues at all.
I thought it was an improvement over the 49g+, but kept in mind that my calculatore never moved outside the office. I short, i always had concerns about durability

Yesterday i had in my hands a 48gII very heavily used, even in harsh enviromnents.
It uses only three batteries, so i suppose it is from one of the first production batches.
The body and screen protector do not show any sign of wear
The keyboard is very dirty and the black keys are not matt anylonger.
The label on keys and body are in perfect condition, in spite of the heavy usage and not being molded.
Keys register perfectly and are still "hard" to press. No trace of "loosiness".
Rubber feet do not show evident signs of wear.

In conclusion, i was very pleasantly surprised by the durability of this calculator. I may dare to say that, even if the old good time is gone, the current quality of some models is not that bad.

Marco Polo
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HP 48gII and 50g quality - Marco Polo - 09-21-2016 07:32 AM
RE: HP 48gII and 50g quality - John Colvin - 09-21-2016, 07:35 PM
RE: HP 48gII and 50g quality - Brad Barton - 09-21-2016, 07:51 PM
RE: HP 48gII and 50g quality - pgyore - 09-22-2016, 06:06 AM

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