Pic of the Aurora FN1000



#2

Here it is in good quality:

http://www.aurora.com.cn/Sys_Code/PROD/show.ASP?Prod_ID=200&Ver=EN

Regards, Joerg


#3

http://procalc.net/imgs/base/113g.jpg

#4

It looks better in pictures than in real life. I tried one in a shop in Brazil, even tried a short program loop (quite fast execution). The plastic finish, keys and display are not much better than a $30 calc.
I´m happy that another manufacturer launches a RPN calculator. Maybe HP (or better: Agilent) do something better that the 12cp. That´s the only positive point of all this.

Being RPN and programmable does not turn a financial calculator in a 12c replacement. FN1000 regular price in Brazil is 60% of 12c price - but discounts on the FN1000 are starting to appear in online auctions.

In a few months, I bet prices will go much lower. At $20 i´d buy some to leave around the house and in the car.


#5

The numbers displayed in the first picture look like program steps. Especially "43" which would be the "g" prefix key on a real 12C ("43 33 65" = GTO 65). Is this how they implemented program keycodes - exactly the same as the 12C? How does the user read a program? Do they have a keycode conversion chart?


#6

I *think* fn1000 uses the same keycodes as the 12c.

As the price falls, chances are that i´ll buy one. Just allow me to wait for price to be right.

#7

Other ways of asking the question are,

"Did they copy the HP-12C ROM bit-for-bit?"

or,

"Did they simply reverse-engineer the 12c without understanding (!!!) what the keycodes meant?"

One might also wonder, was either of these paths taken with permission from H-P?

Very bizarre . . .


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