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You decide which one is the best?
01-05-2014, 06:03 PM
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You decide which one is the best?
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01-05-2014, 11:46 PM
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RE: You decide which one is the best?
We did. Even without your forum name; I'd guess you chose the way we all did here. All of us except Joerg, who probably chose the TI 60 option. He must be able to do most of his math in his head.
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01-06-2014, 10:47 AM (This post was last modified: 01-06-2014 10:49 AM by hp41cx.)
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RE: You decide which one is the best?
(01-05-2014 11:46 PM)Den Belillo (Martinez Ca.) Wrote:  We did. Even without your forum name; I'd guess you chose the way we all did here. All of us except Joerg, who probably chose the TI 60 option. He must be able to do most of his math in his head.

In this comparison I prefer the casio ;-)
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01-06-2014, 03:28 PM
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RE: You decide which one is the best?
At any price

In october '86 there were many better alternatives.

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01-06-2014, 04:09 PM
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RE: You decide which one is the best?
(01-06-2014 03:28 PM)Massimo Gnerucci Wrote:  At any price

In october '86 there were many better alternatives.

What would be your choice?

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01-06-2014, 05:04 PM
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RE: You decide which one is the best?
(01-06-2014 04:09 PM)hp41cx Wrote:  
(01-06-2014 03:28 PM)Massimo Gnerucci Wrote:  At any price

In october '86 there were many better alternatives.

What would be your choice?

Given the "at any price" tag and leaving apart my all-time favourite (and yours, too...), I think I'd have chosen a 71B; even if I find it awful as a pure calculator.
And the 28C was just around the corner.

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01-07-2014, 11:51 AM
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RE: You decide which one is the best?
Back then Casio calculators were incredibly fast in comparison to HPs and TIs. Don't know the figures for the three calculators mentioned but would bet the fx-4000p is by far the fastest machine here. I have already chosen a fx-180p over a similar expensive TI-30 a couple of years earlier and would later have preferred the fx-4000p for sure. The reason to go for a HP end of the 80th were that the 180p developed a crack (very tight battery compartement) which I suspected would be lethal in the end and that I found a 20S dead cheap (which I replaced quickly with a 32SII).
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01-07-2014, 11:51 AM
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RE: You decide which one is the best?
Hello,
If I have a choice, I would prefer the Casio FX-602P, because of it's interface. And if only the first three are in discuss, I wanna have the HP 41, but my pocket say take the Casio.
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01-07-2014, 08:45 PM
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RE: You decide which one is the best?
I had an FX4000P - prior to that I'd made do with an FX450 (which I still have) but had always lusted over the FX602P which a friend at school (clearly with richer parents than me) had.

Anyway, on paper the 4000P looked to be a good choice but I was immediately disappointed: Casio had changed the programming language and in doing so crippled the print function. In the 602P you can terminate a print statement with a semi-colon (iirc) and the next thing to print continues on the same line - very useful for building up output such as calculating and displaying a continued fraction. The 4000P's print statement always starts a new line - making it nearly useless.

I have to say, I have a fondness for Casio's - trying to fit a function into 37 steps in one of the early programmables was always a fun challenge. But that 4000P still rankles. :-)
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