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HP12 Platinum Processor Speed - Andy - 03-15-2004

Heard rumors that the machine has a faster processor but the speed was intentionally crippled. Can anyone confirm? It sounds too unbelievably stupid, even for HP.


Re: HP12 Platinum Processor Speed - Jeff - 03-16-2004

Who knows why that is. I heard that it's slower because it uses algabraec (sp?) and RPN, and that causes inefficiency. I don't know, though. I know that I did buy a Platinum and I didn't like the feel of it, the lighter and harder to read number display, and the slowness. I took it back and got a old-fashioned 12C and am glad I did.


Re: HP12 Platinum Processor Speed - V-PN - 03-16-2004

I bought the new hp 12C Turbo and it is lightning fast.

Even If I have very irregular cashflows (more than a thousand) it calculatest both the IRR and the NPV in a blink of an eye

Even the most demanding program loops (solving the integration limits of a triple integrals using thousand digits accuracy) takes less than a second

The only problem is that I have to change the batteries every five minutes as they die very quickly....

[VPN] (-;


Re: HP12 Platinum Processor Speed - Eric Smith - 03-16-2004

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The only problem is that I have to change the batteries every five minutes as they die very quickly....

And before you can change them, you have to wait for them to cool down!


Re: HP12 Platinum Processor Speed - Wayne Stephens - 03-17-2004

I hooked mine up to a car battery with the voltage stepped down. After a while the "12C Turbo" was calculating faster than I could hit the keys (which were getting very warm). I ended up leaving it alone in a room and it did my taxes, amortized my mortgage, got my bond rating increased to "A", offered short and long-term investment advice (seemingly very sound investment advice by the way), and then blew up.

I guess I'll have to get another one. On the other hand, I do have a regular 12C, and that Garrett turbo-charger is just sitting on the shelf in my garage... Hmmmm.

Take care.

Wayne


Re: HP12 Platinum Processor Speed - bill platt - 03-17-2004

If that 12C had two wheels instead of 4 pads, it would win the Superbike world championship......


Re: HP12 Platinum Processor Speed - V-PN - 03-17-2004

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The only problem is that I have to change the batteries every five minutes as they die very quickly....

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And before you can change them, you have to wait for them to cool down!



VPN: Naah! I use Thermo Gloves! Besides I have Nitrogen Cooling System over the CPU & RAM/ROM IC


Re: HP12 Platinum Processor Speed - Julián Miranda - 03-18-2004

I think the Endurance World Championship is more suitable for the 12C, from 1981 till ...