What is the 8s calculator



#2

I came across the 8s model by accident, on the Asian educalc.net site. I had never heard of it before, and it's quite a different form factor. Interestingly enough, I see almost NO mention of it in this museum. Does anyone know where this model comes from, or some of the background? And why it isn't listed herein?

thanks!
bruce


#3

Hi, Bruce;

I have never heard about it before, too. Any link so we can have a look at it?

Thanks.

Luiz (Brazil)


#4

Sure! In fact, I should have put a link out there in the first place. I found it here:

http://www.educalc.net/1766087.page

thanks,
bruce

#5

It's a new model. Hugh Steers mentions it briefly on his web site: http://voidware.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=25&Itemid=2.


It's too new to have earned a place in this museum... The latest model that's made it into the museum with a page of its own is the HP-48S/SX, from 1990.

- Thomas

Edited: 9 Aug 2006, 6:54 a.m.

#6

http://www.hpmuseum.org/cgi-sys/cgiwrap/hpmuseum/archv015.cgi?read=84989

If you scroll down through the thread above, you'll find a BIG picture of the HP8s, and this was last December, 8 months ago.

It is a low end scientific model sold only in parts of the pacific market. No intent to sell it anywhere else.

It is a VERY prefix model. To do the Log of 1.25, you type LOG 1.25 ENTER. Very tough to get used to for an RPN guy (and different from many algebraic models too).


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