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04-26-2019, 02:40 PM (This post was last modified: 04-26-2019 02:41 PM by Maximilian Hohmann.)
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(04-26-2019 01:08 PM)rprosperi Wrote:  I suppose beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but there was (is!) surely a lot to like about the 41C apart from the LCD display, right?

Not much, I'm afraid... The keyboard I like. And the modular expansion too (but they copied that from Ti of course ;-) ) Apart from that really not much. Having to type "XEQ Alpha xyz" to access all those fancy functions is not the way I like to interact with a calculator. I much prefer the triple-shifted keys of the HP-67. Or the single shifted ones of the Ti59... And disposable batteries as standard? Really? No way I would ever have bought that calculator then ,even if I could have afforded one.

(04-26-2019 01:08 PM)rprosperi Wrote:  Just please tell us that you liked the half-nut display even less than the original - a chance for redemption Undecided

You mean "ugly" comes in different shades :-) I could never understand why they chose this kind of display when their desktop calculators and instruments of that time were fitted with such wonderful dot matrix LED displays. So they knew what it takes to make a dot matrix!

Anyway, in the scope of this thread none of that matters much because no HP-41C will survive long enough to be of interest for any future archaeologist.

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Silurian hypothesis - Leviset - 04-23-2019, 10:27 PM
RE: Silurian hypothesis - Leviset - 04-24-2019, 03:14 PM
RE: Silurian hypothesis - Thomas Okken - 04-24-2019, 03:59 PM
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RE: Silurian hypothesis - pier4r - 04-25-2019, 09:39 PM
RE: Silurian hypothesis - Massimo Gnerucci - 04-26-2019, 10:22 AM
RE: Silurian hypothesis - rprosperi - 04-26-2019, 01:08 PM
RE: Silurian hypothesis - Maximilian Hohmann - 04-26-2019 02:40 PM
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