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    Quote Originally Posted by galactus
    Maybe I should leave well enough alone, but I want to give my 2 cents about HP's. They blow!. Compared to TI's and Casio's they're not very user-friendly

    That infernal RPN is ridiculous. Having been a surveyor, the HP-48GX was the tool to use in the field. It was the most popular until the advent of the IPac.

    It was a good data collector, but very susceptible to 'throwing fits' as I called it. I had many an instance of 'locking up' and losing data out of the blue. I hated them, but they were the tool used at the time.

    As for being a general calculator, they do not compare to TI's.

    The HP-48GX had a software card manufactured by SMI which enabled a surveyor to perform many operations(traversing, resections, data collection, etc.). One simply plugged the card into one of the ports in the back and used it as a surveying pac.

    This may be childish to admit, but over time I had managed to acquire some programs which I entered manually that did not utilize the card. Needless to say, about half way through entering in the quite lengthy programs, the calculator 'took a dump' and erased my time-consuming efforts. You know what happened to that calculator?. I bruised my heel on it.

    I also have a Casio for which I wrote many a trig-oriented surveying program which has never given a problem(inverse, azimuth-to-azimuth, side shot, etc.)

    The only thing HP's are good for, in my opinion, is that the old ones are quite the collector's item these days.
    Why don't we have a Casio board?
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    Casio's are nice calculators. Easy to program. I love my old TI-92+, though.

    Casio has that new touch screen model out now. I think it's called a ClassPad or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by galactus
    Casio's are nice calculators. Easy to program. I love my old TI-92+, though.

    Casio has that new touch screen model out now. I think it's called a ClassPad or something.
    What would be the benefit of a touch screen?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quick
    What would be the benefit of a touch screen?
    You feel cool
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    Though, I consider it is cooler not to have one.
    (But then you are not considered a geek).
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePerfectHacker
    You feel cool
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    Though, I consider it is cooler not to have one.
    (But then you are not considered a geek).
    At my school the only cool calculators are the ones with games so that you can goof and look like your working. (Unfortunately my calculator can only flip coins and roll dice)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quick
    At my school the only cool calculators are the ones with games so that you can goof and look like your working. (Unfortunately my calculator can only flip coins and roll dice)
    you guys are baaaaaaaaad...
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    I had a touch screen casio graphing calc. when I was in high school, and that was back in the mid nineties.
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    Wow, wasn't expecting a board to suddenly show up. Thanks, my college recommends and sells Casios so this will come in useful when I direct my students here for extra help.

    Thanks again
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