Review of the DM-16CC


Hi all,

I am not a computer scientist but I am fascinated with the original HP 16C. The new DM-16cc from Swiss Micros is a good mini version.

I ordered mine with the nice leather flip case. The machine itself is not significantly different from an early batch 15CC scientific. The membrane keyboard remains. Hope Michael can improve with real moulded keys for the next version.

The font on the new DM calculator is thinner than before, making it somewhat easier to read.

I like it's size and RPN feature. It won't replace regular sized calculators but definitely handy with it's credit card size.


hpnut in Malaysia


Yes, the software is very good and to have a usb connector with
the possibility to update the firmware is a good idea too.
The problem is the keyboard. They really need to work on that to
make this a successful product.

You will notice that the keys do sometimes click but they don't register. You really have to watch the display while typing.
The worst case is when this happens while pressing Enter.
At that point it is not immediately obvious that the Enter did not register. Although with RPN showing always all results of all intermediate steps you can usually spot the error one step later
and start over again.

Possibly Related Threads…
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  HP48GX - looking for Chotkeh Engineering Review Software MANUAL giancarlo 0 1,368 12-06-2013, 04:28 PM
Last Post: giancarlo
  [HP-Prime xCAS] Review Polynomial Tools + BUGs + Request CompSystems 0 958 09-05-2013, 12:53 PM
Last Post: CompSystems
  A hands-on review of the HP Prime Adrien Bertrand 7 2,322 08-14-2013, 03:45 AM
Last Post: Juergen Keller
  DM-1x Silver vs. DM-1xCC Aluminum quality? bhtooefr 11 3,330 04-14-2013, 07:08 PM
Last Post: bhtooefr
  Review of the Fourier Hygrometer for HP StreamSmart Mic 3 1,444 03-30-2013, 02:40 PM
Last Post: Gerson W. Barbosa
  Review of the Fourier Thermometer for HP StreamSmart Mic 7 2,233 03-30-2013, 02:39 PM
Last Post: Gerson W. Barbosa
  HP StreamSmart Review Mic 6 2,083 03-13-2013, 02:33 PM
Last Post: Jedidiah Smith
  Review of the HP-40gs Mic 1 1,120 02-27-2013, 03:31 PM
Last Post: Eddie W. Shore
  Flashing the DM-15CC Geoff Quickfall 11 3,454 01-14-2013, 05:18 AM
Last Post: Mike (Stgt)
  Review of the HP-300S+ Mic 22 5,460 01-01-2013, 06:07 PM
Last Post: chris smith

Forum Jump: