A non 20b/30b 34S


Hello all.

Now that HP's discontinued the 20b & 30b, how can a 34S be made?


Edited: 18 Aug 2012, 7:02 p.m.


Long live the WP34S emulator!!!!!!!!!!



Well, does that mean a physical 34S is on its way out?


it has now becoming another collector item, just like all the end of production hp calcs ;)


The 30b has been discontinued? You sure? It still appears as for sale on HP's web site, though I realize that may not mean much. It would be a shame. It's a nice calculator even apart from the 34S repurposing and I had hoped it was a precursor to more good stuff from HP.


Plenty of them for sale everywhere, whoever needs one or more, it's time to stock a few rather than asking silly questions. Cheers


Not certain how (or why) HP's website's been acting so inconsistently but, when I went there an hour ago, neither the 20b nor 30b showed up.

Addendum: I'm looking at the site currently and here's the lineup: 10s, 10bII+, CalcPad 200, 33s, 35s, 12c, 12c Platinum, 17bII+ and 50g

Edited: 18 Aug 2012, 11:02 p.m.


Unfortunately (or fortunately?), that doesn't prove anything. The e-commerce portion of HP's web site is a disaster, with unavailable products showing up and available products disappearing all the time, completely uncorrelated with the actual production status.

I don't have any inside information, but I very strongly doubt that either the 20b or 30b are discontinued.


In fact, just now on the HP site, I was able to find the 20b and 30b just fine under "Products for business".

I'm not going to post a URL because they seem to go stale nearly instantaneously, which is yet another sign of completely inept web design; product pages (and in fact almost all web pages) should have persistent URLs. Maybe someday HP will hire competent web developers.


Office Depot still carries the 12c platinum, 10bii+, and 30b. The 12c gold and 50g seem to disappeared from the shelf.

Also, I no longer see HP calcs at Fry's. Not sure if they are out of stock or forever removed.


The Fry's near me still keeps a 50g on display.


There is non-HP calculator hardware in the works that could support WP-34S or similar third-party firmware.


Will I be able to redeem my coupon that I won in a past HHC conference for a special calculator like that?



Will I be able to redeem my coupon that I won in a past HHC conference for a special calculator like that?

The correct question is: "When will I ...?" SCNR ;-)

I never got my prize for the non-attending programming challenge....

I want a DIY RPN-5 when it is ready :-)

- Pauli




Now that HP's discontinued the 20b & 30b, how can a 34S be made?

Part one of your statement is incorrect. As Eric posted earlier, HP's website is a total mess. Seems they're not selling much over it, else it would have got the management's attention at least once. Don't you worry - be happy :-)


Thanks to all for clarification on the shenanigans of HP's website. I didn't realise that HP's own website was such a disaster.

Thanks again.


Understandable since you'd certainly think it would better reflect what they're actually selling. I discovered otherwise after the 15C LE I ordered and which appeared to be in-stock took three months to arrive. It's really puzzling why their e-commerce sites are in such disarray. (OTHO, credit to them for making a new 15C in the first place and they did email me after several weeks to let me know and give me the option of cancelling.)


Just picked up two (2) HP30b's on TAS for $20 (+$5 shipping) for both. I imagine you'll see more of them appear for sale as they filter out into the used calculator market.


Someone is trying to sell a Wp34s on TAS.


May I please ask what prompted you to create this thread?

When I first read the opening clause (and before there were any replies), it sounded like a statement of fact. I began looking for an announcement both here and in web searches. When I couldn't find any news on the topic, I came to the conclusion that you likely posted based on missing 20B/30B content at the shopping.hp website (as others now appear to have also concluded concerning your sentence).

If my conclusion is wrong (I'm often wrong ;-), and you have heard of an official announcement, please direct us to it. I for one, would really like to see it. Thanks.


May I please ask what prompted you to create this thread?

I guess the same reason that prompts him to create over 30% of all threads here. Lacking attention, logorrhea?

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