More 50g (German) info at Dynatech



#14

See http://www.dynatech.de/produkte/produkt.php?prod=4143.

I'm not fluent in German, but it looks to me as if the 50g will have both USB and RS-232 compatible I/O, as well as IrDA, like the 49g+ should've had. Also notice 4 x AAA cells, so battery life should be longer; I'd prefer AA cells, but this seems an improvement.

Perhaps the 50g will replace both the 49g+ and the 48gII?

Regards,
James


#15

I can confirm your observations. BTW, it is funny, because the German text used in this data sheet is obviously translated from English. So sometimes I had to retranslate to know what they wanted to tell.

With all those powerful features listed, the only disadvantage is it will use RPL.


#16

what would you want it to use? algebraic?

There's just no way you could really have a graphing, CAS style calculator using RPN.

RPL or algebraic like the TI group.

And if you want algebraic, why not buy a TI?

#17

> With all those powerful features listed, the only disadvantage is it will use RPL.

>

For me, the only advantage seems to be that it uses RPL.

#18

> Perhaps the 50g will replace both the 49g+ and the 48gII?

>

Doubt it, at least not at that price.

The Dynatech site offers the '50g' for nearly 200 Euros,

or in other words, for more than US$200 !


#19

For >$200 HP should really make a TI-killer. Ultra-thin black magnesium case, color VGA screen, properly hinged keys (voyager), a Li-Poly battery, and perhaps a big chunk of PSRAM and FLASH.

Put in a TI-BASIC interpreter plus a 68k emulator and you'll have an interesting level of competition again.

#20

Quote:
> Perhaps the 50g will replace both the 49g+ and the 48gII?

>

Doubt it, at least not at that price.

The Dynatech site offers the '50g' for nearly 200 Euros,

or in other words, for more than US$200 !

My point is that, as far as I can tell, the only advantage that the 48gII has over the 49g+ is almost RS-232 compatible I/O. If the 50g also has that, why would anyone bother with a 48gII?

I don't know of a "Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price" yet. It seems that http://commerce.hpcalc.org/ lists it at $130, at least preliminarily. Perhaps DynaTech expects that its customers will be willing to pay 199.95 Euros.

Regards,
James

#21

Quote:
Also notice 4 x AAA cells, so battery life should be longer

But funny is, both calculators 49G+ and 50G, have the same size and should have the equal weight of 220g !?

So IMHO the no. of AAA cells or the weight is wrong. You have the choice.

Cheers

Christoph


#22

Quote:
But funny is, both calculators 49G+ and 50G, have the same size and should have the equal weight of 220g !?

So IMHO the no. of AAA cells or the weight is wrong. You have the choice.


Or maybe the 220g doesn't include the battery. I don't have a scale that accurate available.

Or maybe they managed to save that much weight somewhere else.

Still, either the number of cells or weight could be wrong.

I'm also curious about the lack of any mention of a "backup" battery, such as the CR2032 used in the 49g+. But then again, its implementation seemed flawed in the 49g+; I couldn't get a "low backup battery" type warning, either with the CR2032 missing or a very low cell installed.

Regards,
James

Edited: 9 June 2006, 4:17 a.m.

#23

Quote:
(...)both USB and RS-232 compatible I/O, as well as IrDA, like the 49g+ should've had. Also notice 4 x AAA cells, so battery life should be longer; I'd prefer AA cells, but this seems an improvement.

So it doesn't inherit only the color scheme from the 40GS...

Greetings,
Massimo

#24

50g looks better than the 49g+ (not to complain about the 49g+'s looks) but I like the older scheme better (ala 48SX).

I wonder how much more functionability the 50g offers (added special functions, improved calculus processor, etc).

Since I had keyboard problems with the 49g+, I think I'll wait a month or two until several people own it and report on the keyboard.


#25

I wonder when HP will post any infomation on this calculator. It seems pretty ridiculous to not advertise a product release.


#26

You're assuming it is a product release.

It has happened before that a distributor overseas has spilled the beans too early. Would not be suprised at all that this has happened again.

Secrets appear to be tough to keep.

so don't blame HP. Probably nothing to do with them at all.


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