Rarest HP calculator ever????



#8

I guess the new HP Print Calc disappeared from the official HP website! Was there already one out in the market? Probably now a very, very rare collectors item.

Regards,
Joerg


#9

It is still on the small and medium business site and marked as coming soon.

#10

Go to http://www.hp.com/calculators, then click on "Home/Office" in the left column.


#11

Thanks - this helped.
I tried it from the Home & Home office site:

http://www.shopping.hp.com/calculator

There are four entries, the funniest one is this:
HP Quick Calc 3-pack

But the PrintCalc (still) misses.

Regards,
Joerg


#12

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here are four entries, the funniest one is this: HP Quick Calc 3-pack

Which costs 2 cents more than just buying three, one at a time! (Unless you count the colors for something)


#13

The single one for $5.99 is out-of-stock but you may order the set of three for $17.99. That's marketing!

Regards,
Joerg

#14

The strangest thing about the QuickCalc, IMNSHO, is the rating of the button cell at "0.015 mWz". Zepto is a prefix (10^-21), not a suffix, and shouldn't be combined with milli, but would if combined be equivalent to the prefix yocto (10^-24).

Doesn't anyone at HP proofread this stuff? Actually I've got experience with such things; at a past place of employment I couldn't get the marketing people to send me stuff to be proofread, because they were annoyed at how many errors I found, and apparently preferred to simply publish the incorrect information rather than take the time to correct it.


#15

Sometimes amazing how much of a Dilbert world we find ourselves in at times!

-Mikeo


#16

Absolutlely true story:

In 1999 the not-for-profit I worked for "merged with" (read: "was swallowed by") the 600-lb gorilla in our field. It was either that year or the year following (I can't remember now) that . . .

. . . Around Thanksgiving time, the new company had all of its employees participate in the biannual Employee Opinion Survey. Later, the company's Christmas gift to all employees was a little travel alarm embossed with the company logo.

By New Year's Day, several of us had purchased our new Dilbert page-a-day desk calendars.

Lo and behold, my observant associate looked ahead to March (or whatever) and found a three-panel strip that went something like:

The boss is reading from a page at the conference room table:
"The results of the employee opinion survey are in.
You're all complaining about being overworked, underpaid,
unappreciated, blah, blah, blah."

Alice asks: "And your bizarre, other-worldly response will be?"

Boss: "Everyone gets a travel alarm with the company logo."

( . . . the world gets a little blurry for a while -- you feel light-headed -- disoriented -- a vague sense of unease descends . . . )

Edited: 21 Aug 2008, 4:28 p.m.

#17

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The strangest thing about the QuickCalc, IMNSHO, is the rating of the button cell at "0.015 mWz".

A milli-Wiz is a small fraction of a Wizard as only small spells need be cast to make the QuickCalc work. For a "big" calculator like the 50g you'll likley need a whole Wizard.
:-)

#18

Bruce, most admirable idea :) And I can confirm your 2nd statement, too ;)

#19

Try clicking on Small & Medium Business in the right-hand column instead. That takes me to a page that lists the PrintCalc 100 under "Home & Office Calculators".

The HP web site seems very strangely organized, with multiple navigation methods that lead to different lists of the same calculators or subsets.

#20

Try looking here

Mike T.


#21

The aspect ratio of the displayed numerals on the PrintCalc 100 is horrible -- way too tall in proportion to width, and little space between numerals. Compare that to an original Voyager series (HP-12C, HP-15C).

I've seen that strange kind of numerical display on many cheap calculators, and have wondered why it's considered acceptable.

-- KS


#22

The HP PrintCalc 100 (image http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en/sm/WF30a/215348-215348-64232-3732526-3732523-3732649.html) is a variant of the Kinpo manufactured HP5 http://www.kinpo.com.tw/English/Calculator/hp5/hp5.html

both calculators have the same horrible aspect ratio of the numerals.


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