HP20b Received



#2

Like the subject says, I received my 20b today. Just got the shipping notice yesterday.

First impressions are positive, especially the new easy-open packaging.


Edited: 16 July 2008, 1:37 p.m.


#3

Congratulations, Jeff. Mine is waiting for me on the front steps to my house.

#4

What about the keyboard?


#5

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What about the keyboard?

Mushy. Not rubber keys, but no click.
#6

Oooh, lucky! Mine left Indiana yesterday, with a scheduled arrival here in California of Monday. I shall be patient.

What's this about new easy-open packaging? I would be grateful to HP if they've switched. The blister-packs so many companies use lately are a scourge on consumers.

#7

I'd gladly open an old blister package, if I'll find a quality calc therein. So, how's the calculator itself?

Edited: 16 July 2008, 2:51 p.m.

#8

Quote:
What about the keyboard?

The keys are mushy-ish. No real click. Also make a sort-of scraping sound when pressed. Not bad, will take some getting used to.

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What's this about new easy-open packaging?

No more blister pack. The calculator is behind a single layer of plastic which is sandwiched between cardboard around the outside edge. Just slice along the top, and it peels open.

#9

I had a tough time getting the plastic off the display. But then I'm not very smart. They should have a little tab on the plastic sheet that goes past the display so you can easily peel it off.

(It's a static-cling soft plastic sheet with simulated display printed on it.)

#10

I am curious where HP manufactures the 20B.

Don


#11

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I am curious where HP manufactures the 20B.

Don


China.

Did you suspect some other location?

#12

Got mine today. They keys are mushy and will take getting use to. But the real question is how accurate is it. I will be testing it over the next few days, but first let me say that I am impressed with the ! key. It actually computes the factorial of a decemimal number! The normal and inverse normal distributions are computed correctly unlike the TI calculators which only compute them accurately to 6 decimal places (I think). Well, that's it for now. Time to play.


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