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HP 49G Advantages over 49g+ & 50g
01-23-2018, 07:38 PM
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RE: HP 49G Advantages over 49g+ & 50g
(01-20-2018 12:38 PM)Gerald H Wrote:  Here some plus points:

1. Genuine Saturn chip, no emulation layers;
I'm confused as to what's the advantage. Even with the emulation layer you get a 2x speedup factor, and the virtual Saturn gets many new opcodes that further accelerate common functions bypassing the emulation. In the end you get a faster Saturn with extra features, so how is not the virtual Saturn better than the real one?

(01-20-2018 12:38 PM)Gerald H Wrote:  4. Longevity: My serial number ID947***** still functions as new, keys show no wear, as legible as new, no wobbly or unreactive keys - this unit was my most used calculator for c 10 years;
My 50g has 12 years of heavy use and you couldn't distinguish it from the new spare I bought last year, if it wasn't for one rubber foot that got lost.

(01-20-2018 12:38 PM)Gerald H Wrote:  6. Very fast (compared with 48G);
The subject of the thread was advantages against the 49g+/50g, so this should actually go in the disadvantages list.

Once you scratch off those 3 items, the list doesn't have any strong advantages, but some of those are good, like the hard cover vs the imitation leather that falls apart 2 months after you buy.
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RE: HP 49G Advantages over 49g+ & 50g - Claudio L. - 01-23-2018 07:38 PM

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