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48GX feel vs 50G - martin - 05-06-2007

Hi

I have a 48GX for a couple of years now and want to switch to a 50G. I came accustomed to the quality "feel" (keystroke pressing) of the 48. How does the 50G key pressing feel vs the 48?

Regards


Re: 48GX feel vs 50G - Hal Bitton in Boise - 05-06-2007

The detents on the 50G aren't quite as firm as on the 48G, but they're not bad (I understand they are a great improvement over early 49 series keys).
The thing you'll miss the most is the enter key too small and in the wrong place!! On the up side, the 50G has a fantastic display. It will display textbook format right on the stack, which all but renders the equation writer a moot point (why use the algebriac equation writer when you can build an equation right on the stack using RPN keystrokes!).

My call...get a 50G, but keep your 48GX :)

Best regards, Hal


Re: 48GX feel vs 50G - Tim Wessman - 05-06-2007

The key travel length is about twice as long. This means it doesn't feel as sharp or defined. 50G is still great though.

TW


Re: 48GX feel vs 50G - martin - 05-06-2007

Thanx guys. I'm starting my calculus studies again and it seemed that the 50G can do more in that area than the 48. I stay in South-Africa and the price difference is huge. I will end up paying equal to $222 for my 50G. I don't want to buy such an expensive calculator to find I bought an inferior (low quality) product. Again, Thanx for all the info.

Regards


Re: 48GX feel vs 50G - cfh - 05-07-2007

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Thanx guys. I'm starting my calculus studies again and it seemed that the 50G can do more in that area than the 48. I stay in South-Africa and the price difference is huge. I will end up paying equal to $222 for my 50G. I don't want to buy such an expensive calculator to find I bought an inferior (low quality) product. Again, Thanx for all the info.

Regards


Hi!

I live in Europe (Sweden), price diff is huge (and 25% VAT *ouch*) Get one from hpcalc.org. Paypal and you'll have one in 5 working days.

Must say, you must have one. Must. Remember must, you will, my young apprentice. [Master Yoda]

/cfh


Re: 48GX feel vs 50G - martin - 05-14-2007

The force was strong with this one. I couldn't help myself. I lusted after this calculator for two solid weeks! Drove this weekend to my local HP shop and bought it. What a piece of machine it is! Thanks for all the input.

I love the feel of it. Quality looks "cheaper" than the 48, but it feels solid and works like a charm. Strangely enough I love the feel of the key strokes.

Regards


Re: 48GX feel vs 50G - ECL - 05-15-2007

I must ask, why do you feel the need to use a calculator in your studies of calculus?

This question is really only valid if you are referring to the basic undergraduate courses.

Just a thought, and good luck!

ECL


Re: 48GX feel vs 50G - martin - 05-16-2007

It helps me to understand the concepts better. I use it as a learning tool.