RPN Calc button locations & shapes ~ HP 33S



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RPN Calc button locations & shapes ~ HP 33S

Postby vmm_seattle » Sun, 27 Jun 2004 06:41:55 GMT

When relocating the "input" & changing the shape of the buttons...
"HP" You have forgotten fundamentals of the RPN calculator feel. 
Please ... No Algebraic here.

Re: RPN Calc button locations & shapes ~ HP 33S

Postby Jo » Sun, 27 Jun 2004 07:53:30 GMT

vmm_seattle ,  Posted to the comp.sys.hp48 group , the following :

Is your comment regarding the fidelity of this RPN calculator?

I think I disagree, because this is the first replacment I've 

seen since the 1990's. Of course it's not all it could be, but,

I've purchased two for my self. It's better than having "nuttin".

I'll just have to program around for complex and matrix.

Also, the KB seemed to straighten out for me when I gave it time.

New Stuff!! YaY!!


Re: RPN Calc button locations & shapes ~ HP 33S

Postby William R. Platt » Mon, 28 Jun 2004 00:16:47 GMT

The <ENTER> on the 33s is in the same place as the <space> key on the
48gx---perfect--as I use the "space" more than "enter" with the 48.

Also, the 17bii had the <enter> key in the lower right, too.  Yes, you could
use the <INPUT> as enter in rpn mode, however when in lists, only the
<Enter> ("=") sign was "enter".

So there is actually consistency here.

Besides, putting ENTER at the lower right is no farther from the numerical
keys than having it up in the middle of the calculator---actually the new
<enter> key is *closer* to the numerics.

There are other more important issues with the 33s than the location and
size of the &%#^% "enter" key!

Re: RPN Calc button locations & shapes ~ HP 33S

Postby Veli-Pekka Nousiainen » Mon, 28 Jun 2004 04:35:08 GMT


Yes - like it does not have a decimal point...

Re: RPN Calc button locations & shapes ~ HP 33S

Postby William R. Platt » Mon, 28 Jun 2004 05:34:06 GMT

Although when you turn down the contrast, it really does get a bit better.

I just like trying to decipher the ALG business :-)

I want to get a hold of one of the ones from the Walmart pre-release.  Will
Pay $45 for one.


Re: RPN Calc button locations & shapes ~ HP 33S

Postby Bob » Mon, 28 Jun 2004 12:12:42 GMT



I had no idea that my pre-release Walmart 33S was so valuable. I'll have to
put it up-for-auction on Ebay. Starting bids at, let's say, $200?

I do have a 32SII that I'll sell for $45, though. I hate the way its decimal
point overpowers the display.


Re: RPN Calc button locations & shapes ~ HP 33S

Postby Veli-Pekka Nousiainen » Mon, 28 Jun 2004 21:33:53 GMT

I will swap to a HP 15C ONE of these:
C) else? like
    1) a non-yet-repaired-fullnut-CX
    2) a power-hungry 48CX
    3) ...
PS: I do have a HP-28S, but I think it's worth both
    the HP-15C & HP-34C
    because I also have some literature for it...

Re: RPN Calc button locations & shapes ~ HP 33S

Postby JRK » Thu, 01 Jul 2004 00:20:32 GMT

| I want to get a hold of one of the ones from the Walmart pre-release.
| Pay $45 for one.
| Bill

What is different about the pre-release calculators?

Re: RPN Calc button locations & shapes ~ HP 33S

Postby Veli-Pekka Nousiainen » Thu, 01 Jul 2004 06:56:55 GMT

They are more worthy as collectables

Re: RPN Calc button locations & shapes ~ HP 33S

Postby William R. Platt » Thu, 01 Jul 2004 07:14:16 GMT

There are differences in (at least one of the) the ALG mode features.  We
have not found any differences in RPN.


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