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Top three calculators ?
08-30-2021, 03:49 PM
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RE: Top three calculators ?
(08-27-2021 03:52 PM)Maximilian Hohmann Wrote:  Hello!

2. A Chinese novelty "clamshell" type calculator with an electrically erasable notepad in the lid (https://de.aliexpress.com/item/100500261...4c4dA9TF4c)

Regards
Max

Interesting!
Thanks for sharing the link!

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09-04-2021, 02:54 AM
Post: #182
RE: Top three calculators ?
For mine:

The:

1. DM42; physical form for the flight bag and soft keys.

2. 41CL v5; because it is the ultimate 41C that I grew up with and HPIL (lab worker)

3. DM41; because it is a 41 emulator but it lacks the HPIL

4. HP 67; cause I like LEDs and card readers; the wow factor.

5. HP29C; Panamatik LP and original Panamatik with the GPS installed and cause they have LEDs.

Now these are tied and not really the top three but the top 5.

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09-04-2021, 12:47 PM
Post: #183
RE: Top three calculators ?
To me this can be answered in two ways:

My historical favorites:

1. HP 28C/S - What started my love of RPN and HP, in high school. Lot's of good times
2. HP 48SX - My inseparable companion in college
3. HP 71b - Saw an ad in Trading Times - someone was selling them for $20 apiece, NEW. This is back in late 90s. He came over by the office and me and my co-workers bought them all, I think 12 in total. I don't think any of us actually used them for anything professionally, but it became my favorite tinkering tool.

Currently useful:

1. HP 50s - Just very used to it, but even with that, I usually do everything on the computer these days...
2. HP 71b - Still my favorite tinkering tool, it's a timeless design.

And a bonus - if I had my dream machine:

1. HP 50S guts in 48SX case/colors
2. HP 71b with 4MHz Saturn and 2 line display...
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09-05-2021, 01:11 PM
Post: #184
RE: Top three calculators ?
(04-02-2018 04:07 PM)Michael de Estrada Wrote:  So what are your top three calculators, based on daily usage ? Here are mine currently:


I'd like to detail my favorites in two ways too !

In the working daily usage optic, I can make my list as this :

- HP12C (Platinum or original, or HP17BII sometimes) always in RPN mode
So easy to keep in the pocket... And still quite easy to replace in this days
- HP10BII+ each time I don't want to leave a random chance of the failed keying in
Its major fault that's it doesn't have RPN, I think...
- HP35s
It's fine to use it with 2 lines on the screen and a huge memory. And its instruction set is quite comfortable too

But, for fun and memories optics, this is my list :

- HP15C
The must, but in snail mode, of course !
- HP41CX and Advantage Module
Focal and alpha inputs; and so much possibilities !
- HP48GX
Huge memory, RPL and graphic possibilities; and speed too

Keep yourself healthy !

Laurent
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09-06-2021, 11:23 PM
Post: #185
RE: Top three calculators ?
I have already replied in this thread, but because I have more calculators now, here is my new top three:

1. HP 67 upgraded with Panamatik HC-67E ACT. I like very much the LED display, and the new ACT chip provides continuous memory, a convenient way to load and store programs (I'm not a fan of card readers), and several new and useful features. It's my first calculator for simple calculations.

2. HP 50g for more complex or serious tasks.

3. My other calculators are not for daily usage, but it could be the SHARP PC-E500S.

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09-10-2021, 08:34 AM
Post: #186
RE: Top three calculators ?
I have several calcs on my desk, I grab whatever is reachable:
HP-12C
HP-41CV
A HP 39gs with newRPL (the kids play with it and it reboots and resets the fonts Sad, I have to fix the keyboard layout Sad )
My own HP-67 clone (uses an orange OLED display and has no labels on the key, how needs those
anyways ?), the real 67 sits in a box, has no battery cover, I forgot it when I moved here and no battery pack, need to print those.
The Droid48 on Android (duh), the 48 GX I got 25 years ago has a dead key column Sad, sad days.
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10-22-2021, 04:49 AM
Post: #187
RE: Top three calculators ?
The top three varies with the prevailing wind here.
Today is 20211022.

1. DM15L

2. HP Prime

3. HP-12C (a used, old style one picked up from amazon recently).

The others on deck include HP-38G, Casio CG 50, HP-50g.

There are others that I grab occasionally.

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10-23-2021, 06:52 PM
Post: #188
RE: Top three calculators ?
Out of the HP and RPN universe, but my #1, 2 and 3 is the popular and best seller

CASIO FX-880P

Pocket Computer style from the 80`s. Not the most powerful of the era, but unbeatable as product balanced in performance, usability, and size/weight.

Light weight (6.0 oz with batteries, without hard case) compact size (3½"×7"×½") thin enough to be carry in a shirt pocket without rip it.

BASIC programmable, simple to use in all modes. Direct scientific functions in a separated keyboard plus full alphabetic keyboard.

Generous LCD screen 2 lines x 32 characters (not graphic)-

32 to 64 KB RAM, plus 116 built in functions in ROM. (FX-880p is an updated version of CASIO FX-850P from 1987, launched with only 8KB RAM).

CASIO FX-880P copied and improved the SHARP PC-1450 design concept from 1985.

Nowadays in Europe, FX-880P is quite easy to find second hand (from 70 to 200 euros), and virtually bought immediately, not by nostalgic users, but by users than still make CASIO FX-880p its main calculator for daily work, either at desk or out of the office (grab an go).
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10-24-2021, 02:03 AM
Post: #189
RE: Top three calculators ?
(09-10-2021 08:34 AM)Alejandro Paz(Germany) Wrote:  A HP 39gs with newRPL (the kids play with it and it reboots and resets the fonts Sad, I have to fix the keyboard layout Sad )

Your kids play with an HP calculator?
You are one lucky man!

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