50G involves too much learning,selling



#6

I see 50G calculators selling for under half price. I think it's a horrific amount of learning involved, leads to disappointment. Sam


#7

The 50G is a far more powerful tool than most other calculators, so there is a lot to be learned about it. However, you don't need to know everything about it to put it to good use. A little time spent with the manual will get you going. If you're not willing to spend that time, then you are correct that the 50G probably isn't the right calculator for you.


#8

I agree. Different subsets of functions will be useful for different people, but what it does it seems to do well. I enjoy mine although I have probably used less than one third of its capabilities so far.


#9

I saw one at auction going for $51+$11. Isaw 3 others at auction.
I paid $101 for mine at auction. I find it very foreign from RPN.
I think it's too complex (different) unless you have come up through other graphing calculators. Are there any helper books not from HP on getting up to speed? RPL for dummies? Sam


#10

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I think it's too complex (different) unless you have come up through other graphing calculators. Are there any helper books not from HP on getting up to speed? RPL for dummies? Sam

It is not realistic to learn the HP49g/HP50g from HP's printed manual. It has many problems, but foremost among them is the way it continually skips around between the different modes. At best this will leave your head spinning. I recommend using this tutorial. After going thru the first 10 lessons or so you will be up and running and confident in the basics:

http://www.thiel.edu/mathproject/CalculatorLessons/Default.htm

~Paul


#11

Thanks so much Paul. I felt that I needed some sort of crutch as I am just beginning the G series. I have a shortcut on my screen and I will work through it all. Sam

#12

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I see 50G calculators selling for under half price.

Where? I could use another one.

#13

I see several NIB 50G at auction for attractive prices. sam


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