CAS Prognosis ??
07-09-2015, 03:38 PM
Post: #21
 TASP Senior Member Posts: 401 Joined: Mar 2015
RE: CAS Prognosis ??
Yes, being able to print from my 25 onto the IR printer would be a rush.

Also, having every HP machine in that brochure I mentioned except the HP21 is starting to chafe a little . . . .

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07-09-2015, 04:04 PM
Post: #22
 Didier Lachieze Senior Member Posts: 1,524 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: CAS Prognosis ??
(07-09-2015 03:38 PM)TASP Wrote:  Yes, being able to print from my 25 onto the IR printer would be a rush.
The 25E is a little wonder !

(07-09-2015 03:38 PM)TASP Wrote:  Also, having every HP machine in that brochure I mentioned except the HP21 is starting to chafe a little . . . .
Don’t look at the first page of this brochure !

07-09-2015, 05:48 PM
Post: #23
 TASP Senior Member Posts: 401 Joined: Mar 2015
RE: CAS Prognosis ??
I have that issue !!!

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07-09-2015, 06:47 PM
Post: #24
 Massimo Gnerucci Senior Member Posts: 2,505 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: CAS Prognosis ??
(07-09-2015 04:04 PM)Didier Lachieze Wrote:  Don’t look at the first page of this brochure !

Why not? Already got them all.
And you TASP? ;)

Greetings,
Massimo

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07-09-2015, 06:53 PM
Post: #25
 rprosperi Super Moderator Posts: 5,478 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: CAS Prognosis ??
(07-09-2015 02:20 AM)TASP Wrote:  Interested in opinions on how others look at the HP67...

As far what you can do with it, the 67 is easily beat by about 30 other models released since then, so no point really in assessing that, but for classic coolness, to me, nothing beats the HP-67!

It has merged program steps (a big step up from the 65), all the core scientific functions, card reader (backward compatible for 41), program compatibility with the desktop -97, LEDs, 3-colored shift keys (I believe only 3 HP models have 3 colored shift keys), the most pleasingly crowded keyboard labels possible (excluding the WP-34S) to cover primary plus all 3 shifts, plus that amazing classic heft/feel in the hand.

I may have been influenced by years of yearning for one. Maybe. In fact I ordered one while in college, only to find out the HP-41C had been announced on the same day; with sadness and bravery, I called to cancel the 67 to switch to the 41C. Of course this was the right decision, but for many weeks, even after having the 41C, I regretted not buying the HP-67 I had longed for. Fast forward about 30 years and I went hunting on eBay and finally got my HP-67, which I just love having. I make a point of using it about once a week, even if just to balance my checkbook. It's just satisfying to use.

Though it is theoretically possible that CAS has affected my perceptions, one can easily tell (re-read the 2nd paragraph above if nesc.) that this is simply a must-have machine. Ask anyone that owns one if they don't agree and feel this way. In the shocking circumstance that a current owner does not agree, make an immediate offer before he/she comes to his/her senses.

HTH

--Bob Prosperi
07-09-2015, 08:15 PM
Post: #26
 TASP Senior Member Posts: 401 Joined: Mar 2015
RE: CAS Prognosis ??
I understand your points there. I went straight from the 25 to a 41CV, and that was after coveting a 55, not a 65 or 67. Right after I got the 41, I went to sparky school and used it heavily.

I think the, to me, utter impossibility of ever getting a 65 back in the 70s colored my view. $800 for a calculator, and IIRC, my first car, bought new off the lot was around$2500, there was no way I was going to have a 65. Also, I was in a rural backwater then (as well as now) and I knew one (!!) person with an HP of any kind, and his was a 45, and his folks were loaded.

(I checked a while back, he still has it, but holds no interest in calculators anymore, he is into computer hardware)

As for the rationale in getting a 67, we have the 'classic' body, and rprosperi's spirited defense, my CAS, and as I ponder it, the 20 series technology is slowly becoming a plus.

I think the HP67 acquisition is in the cards, just not on the 'rapid response required' list.

There are some 'larger' items in the offing besides the little stuff I'm finding; another 25 to be modded with IR, the CL of course, a 42, the follow on to the WP34S, 7470 plotter, and a few others.

The 'infection' is still raging, but the host is adapting . . . .

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