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TI’s answer to the HP-41C
03-23-2021, 12:06 AM
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RE: TI’s answer to the HP-41C
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Hi, Sylvain:

(03-22-2021 11:35 PM)Sylvain Cote Wrote:  Very interesting, from "1981-1982-ALC-Planning-TI88-Replacement.pdf"
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That they thought the CC-40 was a credible replacement of the HP-75C I can understand but that it was a credible replacement of the TI-58/TI-59/TI-88/HP-41 is beyond me.


Same here. I was very active at the time, I used (and evaluated) the HP-75C for our commercial purposes (unfit) but as a keen user of HP calcs (HP-41C included) I would never buy or desire an HP-75C. It being a "replacement" for my HP-41C never crossed my mind.

On the other hand, as soon as the HP-71B was released and I could lay my hands on a pre-release model, that was another story, I wanted one ASAP (and I got it, for free !). The HP-71B could have been a true replacement for the HP-41C except for two reasons: still very expensive and die-hard RPN fanatics were unlikely to switch.

I also liked very much the newly introduced "pocket computers", starting with the SHARP PC-1211, which I also got (again for free !) and it was indeed a true replacement for the HP-41C and TI's keystroke programming models, and much better in a lot of important aspects. Subsequent SHARP models could run rings around contemporary HP and TI models in terms of performance, ease of programming and capabilities, while being more affordable.

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V.

  
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RE: TI’s answer to the HP-41C - Helix - 03-21-2021, 02:21 AM
RE: TI’s answer to the HP-41C - Gene - 03-21-2021, 11:13 PM
RE: TI’s answer to the HP-41C - Namir - 03-22-2021, 03:09 AM
RE: TI’s answer to the HP-41C - dhe - 03-22-2021, 11:11 AM
RE: TI’s answer to the HP-41C - dhe - 03-22-2021, 03:35 PM
RE: TI’s answer to the HP-41C - Valentin Albillo - 03-23-2021 12:06 AM
RE: TI’s answer to the HP-41C - Gene - 03-23-2021, 01:34 AM



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