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TI’s answer to the HP-41C
03-23-2021, 01:30 AM
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RE: TI’s answer to the HP-41C
Hello Valentin,
(03-23-2021 12:06 AM)Valentin Albillo Wrote:  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.
Let me add a third reason and an important one IMHO, is the vertical vs horizontal format.
Field peoples, like surveyors, prefer using vertical format than horizontal format device, because it is simply more easier to use for them.
That was the main reason the HP-41 (the HP-48 later on) was very popular for these peoples and not the HP-71B, even though the 71B was more powerful on every front.
The same statement can also be made for all the others HHC horizontal format BASIC machines, super great indoor or on a fixed support but not easy to manipulate with one hand.
Sylvain
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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 - Sylvain Cote - 03-23-2021 01:30 AM
RE: TI’s answer to the HP-41C - Gene - 03-23-2021, 01:34 AM



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