48's



#2

I have a 48GX and a 48SX, and I have had a 48G+. Was there ever just a 48, with no letters?


#3

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I have a 48GX and a 48SX, and I have had a 48G+. Was there ever just a 48, with no letters?

No but there also was a 48G and a 48S and there still is a 48Gii which has nothing to do with the other 48 series.

Arnaud


#4

The 48GII is the 49G+ minus the secure card slot and some RAM; and has the black cable connector instead of the USB cord. So the 48GII really belongs in the 49 family.


#5

Is the 48GII cable similar to the serial type as the ones used for the 48/49?


#6

Nope. It is a USB connector on the end, and a 9 on the other. The cable has a little circuit board inside of the 9 pin connector that takes power from the 9 pin and does some conversions on the signal in transit. I have not heard of anyone sucessfully using the cable with anything but a computer.

TW


#7

Thanks. Since you're a 49+ user, do you have one of later serial numbers, or in short, how's your keyboard / general build quality?


#8

I have one of the later ones (2005). The keyboard is as good as on a 48. However the paint job is not very good and the labels look a bit fuzzy. The best would be to try before you buy.

Arnaud


#9

Thanks. I went through several 49+s a while back, a real disappointment.

Your "try before buy" has me laughing, no where I know ( around where I live) lets you try a calculator before you buy as they're all in sealed packages. But actually, it's a great idea. If models were out on display for potential buyers to play with, it would help quite bit.


#10

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Your "try before buy" has me laughing, no where I know ( around where I live) lets you try a calculator before you buy as they're all in sealed packages.
Here in the UK the 49 and 33 and maybe others come in cardboard boxes.

Arnaud

#11

The Office Depots around here have a lot of calculators out on display so you can play with them before buying. However, they're mostly TI's. The only HP I remember for a fact being out was a 12C.

I played with a 33s at WalMart before buying by pushing the buttons through the plastic (not an idea situation, but it works). That wouldn't work for a 49G+ even if they were available in stores (but without demo copies), since they're packaged without their batteries connected. I've never seen a 49G+ in any physical store in any shape or form.


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