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Advice to buy an HP
04-16-2015, 01:21 PM
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(04-16-2015 07:25 AM)bshoring Wrote:  
(04-16-2015 01:18 AM)TASP Wrote:  I'm a big 41 fan, and for fun ordered an HP80.

It was supposed to go in the display case, but I REALLY like it. It's kind of a weird thing to admit to. I have a 35 and a 45 now too, and for some reason, neither has the charm of the 80.

What makes the HP-80 stand out for you?
Bob


I realize the rest of the speed demons here will hate this, but the fluttering of the LED display while the 80 chugs and snorts it's way thru problems is fun. The age of the thing and it's date arithmetic functions are interesting too. The 'wonky' enter button that says 'SAVE ^' is another source of amusement with every press.

Also, just a luck of the draw thing, the one that wound up in my hands looks pristine, who ever had it before took the batteries out apparently a week after buying it and left it in his office drawer ever since.

The top row of keys, "n i PMT PV FV" is amazing too. I don't have much need of financial functions, but even I can appreciate just how bloody brilliant that row of keys is and how the software works. And how many subsequent calculators have those keys on them ?? Heck, even the PPCROM emulates that feature!

I think it's age, durability, good looks, and out of the gate advanced design just make it a really neat thing to have around and use. It feels good in my hand as has the right amount of 'heft'. Amazing, HP's second handheld calculator still stands as a primer for everyone else making calculators to this day.

Of my 3 oldies, the 35, 45, and 80, it was the only one that came with a charger, and it is keeping all 3 of them working too. Just another little bonus.

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Advice to buy an HP - Cancuino - 04-15-2015, 09:25 PM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - d b - 04-15-2015, 10:23 PM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - Cancuino - 04-15-2015, 10:36 PM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - walter b - 04-16-2015, 07:42 AM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - Cancuino - 04-16-2015, 08:01 AM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - Les Bell - 04-16-2015, 11:47 PM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - Les Bell - 04-17-2015, 01:33 AM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - RayAtHP - 04-15-2015, 10:37 PM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - Jlouis - 04-15-2015, 11:08 PM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - Cancuino - 04-15-2015, 11:14 PM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - Jlouis - 04-15-2015, 11:39 PM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - d b - 04-16-2015, 12:53 AM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - TASP - 04-16-2015, 01:18 AM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - bshoring - 04-16-2015, 07:25 AM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - TASP - 04-16-2015 01:21 PM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - Don Shepherd - 04-16-2015, 01:57 PM
HP-80 - bshoring - 04-16-2015, 10:04 PM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - TASP - 04-17-2015, 05:09 PM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - Omar Deen - 04-16-2015, 03:37 AM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - Sukiari - 04-16-2015, 05:03 AM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - Tugdual - 04-16-2015, 06:24 AM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - Dave Britten - 04-16-2015, 02:23 PM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - TASP - 04-16-2015, 02:29 PM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - jebem - 04-16-2015, 05:11 PM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - Gerald H - 04-16-2015, 06:01 PM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - jebem - 04-17-2015, 08:41 AM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - Cancuino - 04-16-2015, 09:54 PM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - Jlouis - 04-16-2015, 11:28 PM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - Cancuino - 04-16-2015, 11:39 PM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - MarkMason - 04-17-2015, 01:56 AM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - Marcio - 04-17-2015, 02:13 AM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - Michael Lopez - 04-17-2015, 09:42 AM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - Cancuino - 04-17-2015, 02:00 PM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - Thomas Klemm - 04-18-2015, 02:19 PM
RE: HP-80 - bshoring - 04-19-2015, 04:38 AM
RE: HP-80 - Thomas Klemm - 04-19-2015, 05:18 AM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - Cancuino - 04-19-2015, 09:11 PM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - jebem - 04-19-2015, 09:24 PM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - rprosperi - 04-19-2015, 09:25 PM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - Steve Simpkin - 04-19-2015, 09:34 PM
RE: HP-80 - bshoring - 04-19-2015, 09:15 PM
RE: HP-80 - Thomas Klemm - 04-19-2015, 09:34 PM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - Cancuino - 04-19-2015, 09:37 PM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - rprosperi - 04-19-2015, 10:22 PM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - Jlouis - 04-19-2015, 11:57 PM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - Marcio - 04-20-2015, 12:16 AM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - Cancuino - 04-21-2015, 02:42 PM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - Marcio - 04-21-2015, 02:55 PM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - Thomas Ritschel - 04-21-2015, 04:34 PM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - Cancuino - 04-21-2015, 05:03 PM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - Cancuino - 04-21-2015, 04:27 PM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - Marcio - 04-21-2015, 04:35 PM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - Cancuino - 04-21-2015, 04:59 PM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - Marcio - 04-21-2015, 05:19 PM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - Tugdual - 04-21-2015, 05:26 PM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - Marcio - 04-21-2015, 05:53 PM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - Cancuino - 04-21-2015, 06:16 PM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - Marcio - 04-21-2015, 06:27 PM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - Cancuino - 04-21-2015, 05:19 PM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - Sukiari - 04-21-2015, 05:43 PM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - Cancuino - 04-21-2015, 06:13 PM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - Cancuino - 04-23-2015, 01:34 PM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - Maro - 04-23-2015, 02:02 PM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - Cancuino - 04-23-2015, 02:04 PM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - Helix - 04-23-2015, 02:16 PM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - Cancuino - 04-23-2015, 02:18 PM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - Cancuino - 04-25-2015, 03:18 PM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - Helix - 04-26-2015, 11:59 PM
RE: Advice to buy an HP - Cancuino - 04-30-2015, 09:06 AM
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