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Top three calculators ?
11-19-2018, 07:03 AM
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RE: Top three calculators ?
(11-19-2018 03:21 AM)Valentin Albillo Wrote:  Most unfortunately because, while "Rendezvous with Rama" is truly excellent, the two subsequent sequels are just textbook examples of blatant money milking. IMHO.

Quite true.
And it all began with an asteroid crash on northern Italy! :(

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11-19-2018, 06:26 PM
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(11-19-2018 07:03 AM)Massimo Gnerucci Wrote:  
(11-19-2018 03:21 AM)Valentin Albillo Wrote:  Most unfortunately because, while "Rendezvous with Rama" is truly excellent, the two subsequent sequels are just textbook examples of blatant money milking. IMHO.

Quite true.
And it all began with an asteroid crash on northern Italy! Sad

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11-19-2018, 06:28 PM
Post: #103
RE: Top three calculators ?
1 - HP 67
2 - HP 29C
3 - HP 15C

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11-20-2018, 07:12 AM
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(11-19-2018 06:26 PM)badaze Wrote:  
(11-19-2018 07:03 AM)Massimo Gnerucci Wrote:  Quite true.
And it all began with an asteroid crash on northern Italy! :(

Soliti sfigati. ;)

You are not too far away, I think. :D

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11-20-2018, 08:15 AM (This post was last modified: 11-20-2018 08:17 AM by edryer.)
Post: #105
RE: Top three calculators ?
HP-28S (although the battery hatch issue is a problem)
HP-48SX (esp. with replaced 48G screen)
HP-16C (pre 86 with better logo?)

runners up
HP-15C
HP-41CX
HP-71

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11-20-2018, 10:45 PM (This post was last modified: 11-20-2018 10:46 PM by Claudio L..)
Post: #106
RE: Top three calculators ?
1. HP 50g w/newRPL ROM (used daily at work)
2. HP 50g w/stock ROM (used sporadically at work, for things not yet implemented in newRPL)
3. HP Prime
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11-21-2018, 02:22 PM
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(11-18-2018 11:49 PM)tuxfish Wrote:  As a rule of thumb: every calculator comes in three:
1x work, 1x home & 1x as reserve
(“...still echoing in his brain: The Ramans do everything in threes.”) Smile

The Minbari do, too. 8^)
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11-21-2018, 07:35 PM
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(11-18-2018 11:49 PM)tuxfish Wrote:  As a rule of thumb: every calculator comes in three:
1x work, 1x home & 1x as reserve
(“...still echoing in his brain: The Ramans do everything in threes.”) Smile

I currently have three calculators at work:
1. HP Prime G2
2. HP 28s
3. HP 39GS, it was so cheap I couldn’t resist getting it. Fortunately there is an RPN applet on hpcalc.org that works really well.

Hopefully I will soon rotate the HP-28s out for an HP-48G+, provided the postal worker strike in Canada is resolved or my package is lucky!

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11-23-2018, 06:00 AM
Post: #109
RE: Top three calculators ?
The ones that I prefer to bring at work:

1: HP-97
2: HP-34C
3: Hp-50G with newRPL

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11-23-2018, 11:49 PM
Post: #110
RE: Top three calculators ?
Thank you, Craig B. for mentioning the RPN applet for the 39gs. I have really come to like the calculator but wished it had an RPN mode and now, thanks to you and especially to Andres Capdevila, it does!
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11-30-2018, 12:51 AM
Post: #111
RE: Top three calculators ?
I doesn't have any calculators on my Top 3, but I have tested the emulators of these calculators to make my decision:
1- HP 50g
2- HP 12C
3- HP Prime
4- Casio Classwiz (fx-991EX)
5- Ti-Nspire
6- HP 30b
7- Casio Classpad 300
8- Ti-84 Plus CSE
9- Ti Voyage 300
10- Sharp EL W506C.
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11-30-2018, 04:37 PM
Post: #112
RE: Top three calculators ?
There was a good quote on the online photographer:
"I've always said that the really intuitive interface is the one you've been using for five years."

I don't see how anyone can use an emulator for a short period of time and make a judgement on a calculator.

I wish I could take my Prime to work, but it is too smart. My HP-71 technically breaks the rules, but I use it anyway.

So my favorite is the Prime, but I use the 71 more.
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02-27-2019, 02:50 PM (This post was last modified: 02-27-2019 02:51 PM by Eddie W. Shore.)
Post: #113
RE: Top three calculators ?
Updated: Top three HP Calculators:

1. HP Prime
2. HP 42S/Free42/DM 42 (I just bought a DM42 and I love it!)
3. HP 12C/HP 12C Platinum
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02-27-2019, 07:32 PM
Post: #114
RE: Top three calculators ?
Updated: Top three calculators

1) HP-11C
2) HP-48G+
3) Commodore Minuteman 6X! Number three because it only has 6 digits, who would need more? Wink

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02-27-2019, 08:33 PM (This post was last modified: 03-03-2019 12:31 PM by GVHOVE.)
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RE: Top three calculators ?
These are the 3 machines I use (almost daily):


- i41CX+ on my iPad and iPhone (to paraphrase Steve Jobs "the best calculator is the one you have with you all the time"); the HP82143 printer emulator is excellent and combined with the build-in GPS functions lets you do incredible things (e.g. showing off a 'speed/time-graph' to a colleague on the Eurostar to London @ 300 km/h)

- HP-41CX with PANAME+3421 CONTROL ROM (@home on my workbench controlling all my equipment via HP-IL/HP-IB), sadly my CCD ROM fights with the PANAME over ROM ID#9 --> soon to be solved by my 41CL when I find the time

- HP-16C (for easy HEX and BIN conversions)


I own(ed) most of the HP Calculators and others like Ti59+PC100, but since I'm addicted to RPN and don't need graphing machines, I always find myself going back to the 3 above ...


PS: that doesn't mean I don't get my old 32E, 11C, 71B or 48SX, ... out of the closet once in a while for a test drive !


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03-03-2019, 09:42 AM (This post was last modified: 03-03-2019 09:45 AM by JSS.)
Post: #116
RE: Top three calculators ?
1) was HP48G, now I am waiting for a 50G as a replacement

- ultimate scientific/engineering calculator (for it's time)
- probably one of the best keyboard layouts
- very good keyboard and built quality

2) HP35S

- excellent keyboard layout and physical appearance (this is why I use it and because very few new RPN calculators are available)
- reasonable keyboard and built quality (for it's time, far from original HP quality)
- limited two line display with some alphanumeric capabilities
- some minor bugs
- nice solver and equation writer
- very limited support for imaginary variables and vectors
- RPN programmability and lot of memory, but no I/O capabilities

3) Droid48 on Android

- too small keyboard for common Android phones
- does not fully emulate 48G


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03-03-2019, 11:41 AM
Post: #117
RE: Top three calculators ?
Hello,

my top three calculators are:

1 - HP 67 ... I used it more or less daily, although i tried the iPhone version
2 - HP 71b ... for little programs, statistics ... on my desk
3 - HP 15C ... if the HP 67 is to big to carry

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03-03-2019, 02:17 PM
Post: #118
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(02-27-2019 08:33 PM)GVHOVE Wrote:  - i41CX+ on my iPad and iPhone (to paraphrase Steve Jobs "the best calculator is the one you have with you all the time"); the HP82143 printer emulator is excellent and combined with the build-in GPS functions lets you do incredible things (e.g. showing off a 'speed/time-graph' to a colleague on the Eurostar to London @ 300 km/h)

Could you share that program? With the necessary modifications, that could make a cool Free42 demo as well.
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03-03-2019, 04:14 PM
Post: #119
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(03-03-2019 09:42 AM)JSS Wrote:  3) Droid48 on Android

- too small keyboard for common Android phones
- does not fully emulate 48G

have you tried the new Android port of Emu48?

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03-03-2019, 05:36 PM
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(03-03-2019 04:14 PM)cdmackay Wrote:  
(03-03-2019 09:42 AM)JSS Wrote:  3) Droid48 on Android

- too small keyboard for common Android phones
- does not fully emulate 48G

have you tried the new Android port of Emu48?

Thanks. Just tried emu48 on Android 8.0

There seems not to be much difference between the keyboard layout sizes within those skins I tested, as far I can see.

Perhaps the emulators might be most comfortable to use when installed on a larger device which is closer to the original 48G physical size, Samsung Note or similar.

I tested it just half an hour and haven't made any conclusions so far. ( I am not an expert. Probably I did something wrong since the emulator disappers always after I change the emulator settings.)

Nice to have more 48 emulators on Android!

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