32S vs. 32Sii



#12

Can someone briefly brief me on the differences between the 32S and the 32Sii. I have a couple of 32Sii's (with manuals) and a 32S on the way. I am not getting a manual with the 32S. Is it similar enough to the 32Sii for the 32Sii manual to be helpful in learning the 32S capabilities? If not, is there somewhere I can download a 32S manual as a .pdf file?

Thanks.

Take care.

Wayne.


#13

Hi,

in general, the 32S has *one* shift key;-)
It has no fraction mode, and some other maybe minor stuff I don't recall from memory...
All in all this leads to a less cluttered keyboard legend layout on the 32S. Unfortunately most 32S units have a display with slightly smaller pixels than in the 32SII.
Maybe on this site could be a comparison of the 32S vs 32SII, and the manual of the 32S should be on the CD/DVD set.

Regards,

Raymond


#14

Wayne --

As Raymond pointed out, the 32S was designed under the 42S paradigm, with only one shift key and heavier reliance on menus, for a neater keyboard appearance. Users asked for more functions to be more-directly accessible, so the 32Sii included two shift keys in order to "unpack" some functions from menus. The resulting arrangement is not as well-organized as that of the 15C, which was designed to have two shift keys.

The 32Sii added the fraction-arithmetic and, more importantly, the simple Equation Editor that could be used with XEQ, SOLVE, INTEG, and for what you commented about with, "Shhhhhhhhhh!".

-- Karl S.

#15

I must have been suffering from brain fade yesterday. I HAVE the museum CDs and the 32S manual is on them. I guess I was assuming since the 32Sii isn't there yet the the 32S wasn't either. It never hurts to look, though.

Thanks for your help, guys.

Wayne.

#16

Was there a difference between the 50th anniversary 32s and the regular 32s?


#17

The only difference on the calc itself is the golden '50' logo, and the slip case has 'Hewlett Packard' and the '50' logo embossed.

Ah, and another difference: AFAIK of the anniversary version only a few thousand units were made.

Raymond


#18

Not all the 50th anniversery machines had "50th" cases... apparently they had more machines than cases and shipped some with the regular case.


#19

Hmm, maybe that's the reason why you paid only $70;-)

Raymond


#20

Nope, the $70 machine as complete with the fancy case... and $20 of the price was overseas shipping.

#21

The amount one is willing to pay on e-bay. I saw a 5oth anniversary edition go for close to $500!


#22

I got a NIB one on Ebay for $70...


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