Summary: As a veterinary technician, I wanted a very small & light calculator that would fit easily in my pocket. This calculator is both. I have just two minor gripes: 1) the buttons don't offer great tactile feedback; they feel smushy when I expect a click. 2) while in my pocket, it constantly saves random numbers to memory; this only bothers me because I fear it's unnecessarily using battery life. But it's solar powered, so I'm probably just paranoid.
a large display, makes this ideal for younger students...
20 July 2014
Summary: Lacking advanced functions, the smaller sized Casio HS-8VA calculator might be best suited for younger students, or those with very minimal mathematical needs. This low cost unit has an ultra large 8 digit LCD display, and larger sized buttons, which are easy to operate. The calculator has a photovoltaic (PV) panel to provide power, and also has a backup battery.