HP 10bii+ Review - Printable Version +- HP Forums (https://archived.hpcalc.org/museumforum) +-- Forum: HP Museum Forums (https://archived.hpcalc.org/museumforum/forum-1.html) +--- Forum: Old HP Forum Archives (https://archived.hpcalc.org/museumforum/forum-2.html) +--- Thread: HP 10bii+ Review (/thread-182836.html) HP 10bii+ Review - Eddie W. Shore - 04-22-2011 http://edspi31415.blogspot.com/2011/04/10bii-review.html ```This is my review form the 10bii+ calculator. Enjoy. In short, this is a solid calculator, despite the fact it does not have RPN. ``` Re: HP 10bii+ Review - Katie Wasserman - 04-22-2011 Nice review, but I need to take exception to your "last answer" bug report. In fact RCL =, is not a "last answer" function it's a "last =" function. It simply returns the last value shown after your pressed the = key. If you obtained an answer that did not use the = key then the value returned from RCL = will still be whatever was shown on the display the last time you pressed the = key. -Katie Edited: 22 Apr 2011, 9:45 a.m. Re: HP 10bii+ Review - Jose Gonzalez Divasson - 04-22-2011 Good! I have added it to my (still short) review list Re: HP 10bii+ Review - Tim Wessman - 04-22-2011 Actually, it worked like this but a (rather unfortunate) 10bII behavior required a change. INPUT, N and so on does a = internally when you press those keys. Thus if you do 5*6 INPUT, RCL = will be 30. This behavior of doing the = when there are pending operations was actually used in some textbooks. TW Re: HP 10bii+ Review - Tim Wessman - 04-22-2011 A few comments here: That last example of NPV was removed (since NPV is natively calculated). . . just not entirely. Oops! K indicator - I had not though of that and I like it. Wish I had thought of it earlier. :-) The reason the regression is not automatically selected is that for various reasons I had to wait until you actually did the calculation before doing it. I agree it is not perfect. That repeating paragraph. . . wow! :-( TW Re: HP 10bii+ Review - Katie Wasserman - 04-22-2011 I stand corrected. Apparently I don't have the latest release of the firmware in my 10bii+. TW, Can I get that somehow? Thanks, Katie Re: HP 10bii+ Review - Tim Wessman - 04-23-2011 Just looked at it. I am sure you've got the latest/final firmware. Basically, I misspoke. When you press INPUT it does do an internal = to evaluate anything. However, when you enter the next number and press something like %CHG, it does another =. So if you do 20+30 INPUT, RCL = at this point will give 50. If you then do 30 %CHG, RCL = will return 30. TW