Thinking of buying a 35S



#6

Hi all.

First, a few things come to mind:

1--Since this is the 35th anniversary of the legendary HP-35, did HP know they were releasing a new resurrection of the "35" moniker?

2--Is HP planning a commeration of the 35th anniversary of the HP-35 from 1972?

3--What happened to the trademark ENTER^ key label. In other words, why is the UP arrow omitted on the ENTER key label?

Now for my question:

I've read the other posts regarding the display flaws and HP's holding off on releasing the 35S due to cosmetic glitches. So, should I postpone my purchase for a month or so?

Thanks

Edited: 3 Aug 2007, 2:30 a.m.


#7

Quote:
I've read the other posts regarding the display flaws and HP's holding off on releasing the 35S due to cosmetic glitches. So, should I postpone my purchase for a month or so?

I bought two immediately upon release. The one I took out of the package has no cosmetic flaw. HP claims the flaw is in a minority of the machines out there, so if you are a gambler, the odds are probably in your favor buying now. If I were buying now, I would (reluctantly) wait until the problems were sorted out.

Regards,
Howard

#8

Well if 60 bucks is too much for you to vote with your wallet in favor of the new/old look of HP calcs then don't. I did and I'll keep my HP35s even if they offered to replace it.
regards,
reth

#9

2) Have a look here

If HP have stopped production, you may have a hard time getting hold of a 35s for a while.

#10

I received my HP 35s a couple of days ago (after several false starts, broken promises and unpleasant delays).

It was worth the wait (and disappointments). This is a solid tool worthy of the HP legend. It's not perfect. But for a company that has neglected (and mismanagned) its calculator line, the 35s is a step in the right direction.

In fact, I was so pleased with the 35s that I promptly ordered another one (for back up) only to find out it's been recalled and my order placed on hold.

I wish HP would re-issue the HP 15c. For me the 15c was the ultimate calculator. But until they do (probably never) the HP 35s is a very strong machine that I will enjoy using.

If you can find a 35s, buy it. You won't regret it.

Put it this way: If HP offered me a full refund PLUS a free 33s to return my 35s I'd laugh at them. The 35s is the best scientific calculator HP has put out in a long time.


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