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HP-75 ad jpg
01-22-2015, 07:30 PM
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I remember the first time I saw one, brand new, at Educalc. It looked fabulous! I do wonder what might have been going through minds at HP though when they knew the 71 which was smaller, cheaper, and better in almost every way would come out a year later. I'm sure there's no way they could have gotten back what they invested in development cost on the 75. How many did they sell, anyway? The 71's development must have ben 75% finished when the 75 came out ahead of it.

I do have an old, beat-up 75 someone gave me, and two 71's in excellent condition, one basically being brand new (NOS). I typed on the 71 a lot before they discontinued it and I figured I better slow down since if I wear out the keyboard, there won't be support for long. I could type about 30 wpm on the 71 (twice that on a full-sized keyboard), and had a very full-featured text editor I wrote using a load of LEX files from the Paris users' group published in the CHHU Chronicle. (Lots of HP-41 links at the bottom of the links page, )
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HP-75 ad jpg - Gene - 01-22-2015, 01:20 PM
RE: HP-75 ad jpg - Hlib - 01-22-2015, 01:57 PM
RE: HP-75 ad jpg - Jim Horn - 01-22-2015, 04:57 PM
RE: HP-75 ad jpg - Garth Wilson - 01-22-2015 07:30 PM

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