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Top three calculators ?
11-17-2020, 12:24 PM (This post was last modified: 11-17-2020 01:46 PM by OtakuLab.)
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(04-02-2018 04:07 PM)Michael de Estrada Wrote:  So what are your top three calculators, based on daily usage?

Since I don't necessarily use my calculators every day, this order applies to me:
  1. HP 50g - This is like an old friend to me and therefore always my first choice.
  2. HP Prime - The last generation, but one that also has its advantages.
  3. HP 35s - Probably the best memory of the old days at the moment.

All of them together offer enough computing power and flexibility for me.
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01-08-2021, 08:32 AM (This post was last modified: 01-08-2021 08:34 AM by Peet.)
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RE: Top three calculators ?
1. HP 35s on my desc
2. go41c on my phone
3. DM41X, DM42, HP 48g for programming and fun (alternating)
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01-08-2021, 09:06 AM
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HP 28S (memories)
HP 50G (perfect)
HP 17bii+ (loans)
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01-08-2021, 05:10 PM (This post was last modified: 01-08-2021 05:15 PM by Coco.)
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RE: Top three calculators ?
HP 48 GX/G+ (my old friends).
HP 50 G (the best).
HP Prime V2 (for fun).
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01-09-2021, 05:22 AM
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My top three calculators, based on past daily usage. In chronological order.

(1) HP 42S - Worked great with the HP 82240B thermal printer. Used it to print stake-out sheets for my instrument man at one company.

(2) HP 48GX - My surveying workhorse. Used TDS, Software by D'Zign, and SMI software.

(3) HP 50g - Used it as my utility calculator. Fun to program!
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01-09-2021, 01:34 PM
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My top three calculators, based on daily usage. Sorry my last post on this was slightly off-topic.

(1) HP 35s - My daily-use calculator for simple addition/subtraction (lake elevations).

(2) Samsung Calculator (Samsung Android) - I use this when I'm away from my work vehicle.

(3) Emu48 (Android) - I use this when I'm feeling nostalgic. I love this thing!
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01-09-2021, 01:48 PM
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RE: Top three calculators ?
These days :

HP97 on my desk, very usefull on winter low light conditions 8-)
DM15L
HP17bII

But i like rotations :-)
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01-09-2021, 08:30 PM
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RE: Top three calculators ?
1. HP50g. The top of the RPL series.

2. HP50g newRPL (will take the 1st place when graphics support will be avalaible)

3. Casio fx602P ... Nostalgia
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01-09-2021, 10:41 PM
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RE: Top three calculators ?
Not for fun:

1. Privileg LC 814 PR
(In School, when I was 14 years old. We were the first who did not learn using a slide rule. The calculator was programmable with 46 steps. Each click was a step. I learned to do everything in 46 steps).

2. HP-28C
During beginning at university. I learned UPN. And I liked the missing =, so nobody else wanted to use my machine.

3. HP-48G
At the end of my university time. Wonderful machine. Unbreakable.

For fun+work, today:
HP-41CX, HP-71b, HP200LX
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01-10-2021, 07:17 AM
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I have quite a few HPs and a couple SwissMicros. But if I had to pick one overall ultimate favorite, it’d be the WP 34s. What a brilliant calculator. I have 2. Thanks Walter and Pauli and all the rest.
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04-26-2021, 10:01 PM (This post was last modified: 04-26-2021 10:01 PM by Mike T..)
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(11-15-2020 11:08 AM)EdS2 Wrote:  Here's a meta-question: if you ask people here for their top three calculators, how many calculators will they list?

LOL

Guilty and not at all sorry...

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HP21, HP25, HP32E, HP33C, HP34C, HP10C, HP11C, HP12C, HP32S, HP22S
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04-27-2021, 07:54 AM
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RE: Top three calculators ?
Three calculators that impressed me.
I like also others, but I stay with the question :-)

-- HP 11C : my first RPN calculator, my first experience with programming something. so special.
-- HP 28S : good memories with this one at uni. RPL programming and general logic, and a nice double keyboard. (48GX as well, but it started strong with the 28S).
-- free42 app iPhone : light, elegant and fast. Thanks Thomas Okken

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HP 48GX, Prime G2, 50G. A long time ago : 11C, 15C, 28C, 28S. SwissMicros DM42, DM15L
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05-03-2021, 06:46 AM
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RE: Top three calculators ?
For me:
1) HP65: (it's strange no one has mentioned before). What a calculator! Its so elegant! Just hold it in your hand! (I do not understand why the HP67 was filled of instructions in the keyboard overlay).
2) HP15c: original design, power, reliable. A reference.
3)Hp41c: but the very early model with tall keys and metal keyboard overlay.

My selection is not based on capabilities...any of the free mobile apps provides you more power.

Thanks and kind regards

Ignacio
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05-04-2021, 02:28 PM
Post: #174
RE: Top three calculators ?
Let's see if I can break this down into three...

Most used: DM42. This gets daily use, particularly because I have a program on here that I use to track some medical/health information throughout the day, at my doctors' request.

Second most used: 200LX. I've got a lot of spreadsheets and databases on here. It doesn't get daily use at the moment, but it's pretty frequent.

Most enamored: HP 65. It's the first ever programmable "pocket" calculator/computer, after all, and I've got a boatload of magnetic cards for it.

And there are of course many, many more that only just barely get bumped out of the top three. 41CX, 42S, 21S, 71B, 97, 15C, various Sharp and Casio pocket computers, a mountain of Casio graphing calculators...
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05-05-2021, 06:44 PM
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(04-03-2018 10:20 AM)HrastProgrammer Wrote:  HP-48GX
HP-50G
HP-49G

Funny mine are EMU48 to emulate 48GX and 50G. The reason the screen on the real calculator is too low in contrast.
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08-26-2021, 09:33 PM
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1. HP-29C Bonnie, my first RPN Calculator
2. HP-11C long lasting batteries
3. DM-42 The most accurate calculator

Bonnie was my first love!
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08-27-2021, 10:55 AM
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RE: Top three calculators ?
1) HP-45. As I don't need very complex calculations at work, I use it almost everyday. An there is always someone that gets attracted by its glowing display, hehehe.

2) Android's basic calculator. It has no charm, but it is always in my pocket.

3) HP-65. Inherited from my father several years after his death. After restoring it (gummy wheel, clutch, battery, etc), with it started my adiction to the classic HP calcs. It is like a collector's Rolls Royce, I insert a card once a month to check it continues doing its magic.
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08-27-2021, 01:20 PM
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RE: Top three calculators ?
Top three calculators ?
Like the 3 top ones on the pile closest to me?
or
the top ones on 3 piles closest to me?
B^)

10B, 10BII, 12C, 14B, 15C, 16C, 17B, 18C, 19BII, 20b, 22, 29C, 35, 38G, 39G, 41CV, 48G, 97
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08-27-2021, 03:52 PM
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Hello!

(08-27-2021 01:20 PM)Ren Wrote:  Top three calculators ?

Now that's an innovative way to do the ranking ;-)

(08-27-2021 01:20 PM)Ren Wrote:  Like the 3 top ones on the pile closest to me?

That would be:
1. HP-67
2. Ti Nspire CX CAS
3. HP-71B

(08-27-2021 01:20 PM)Ren Wrote:  or

the top ones on 3 piles closest to me?

1. HP-67 (obvoiusly the same one as before)
2. A chinese novelty "clamshell" type calculator with an electrically eraseable notepad in the lid (https://de.aliexpress.com/item/100500261...4c4dA9TF4c)
3. HP-20B

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08-30-2021, 01:23 PM (This post was last modified: 08-30-2021 01:26 PM by Roberto Volpi.)
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RE: Top three calculators ?
My turn now:

1. HP35S. it is my current daily driver.

2. 15C SciCalc. It is an iPhone emulator of the HP15C. I use it when my HP35S is not in reach.

3. Currently no other calculators used. In the past, TI-57 by Texas Instruments (now lost), as back in the day money was a real object.



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