Excerpt: In my opinion this is the best of the financial calculators. The HP10 that I work with is a good calculator but isn't as good as the HP12c. The HP12c uses RPN instead of algebraic logic which is easy to learn and much more efficient when using chain calculations. The TI financial calculators that I've used require too many steps that can be difficult to remember making the possibility of errors much greater.
Summary: This calculator model is quite old, but still has everything you might need as regards financial operations. It is easy carryng, easy operating and quite vintage looking. If you want, you might choose HP 12C Platinum, which is smmilar, but faster, and with more internal memory.
Excerpt: Love this calculator! Needed to get a new one after years of having my previous one for my business- Could not do my job as an appraiser without it! Staples low price was an added bonus- Thanks!
Summary: After reading the many stories, and listened to those people who had used the older HP12C before, I carefully made my purchase. I agree with many of the folks who said that this was not exactly like the older models...It is true that the case was too small and therefore, it got pitched...I barely got the old case to fit the new case but this is exactly what I felt was needed.
Summary: I have been using HP12C since 1982 . that one lasted until 2009 and since then I have changed 2 and I am now looking for one which is as good as the original one but I am scared . the last two the keys would stick and wrong figures thrown out I don't know what to d.
Summary: I was looking for HP12C made in USA and finally I found one Brand New unused HP12C and I bought it. I bought HP12C which was made in China and after few months in use. giving error messages and in mean time I found one HP12C made in USA so I bought it and it is working very well. It is very good financial calculator and small and One can put in shirt pocket. I also got HP17Bii but, it is rather big and this HP12C do all most every thing which I can do with HP17Bii.
HP12-c has no equal literally and figuratively (Look at the key board).
4 May 2014
Summary: I suppose I'm a victim of habit, but I prefer Hewlett Packard 12-C financial calculators. I've been using them since 1982, and have become so comfortable with Reverse Polish Notation logic that its difficult to use another platform. The multitude of storage keys enables easy access to the variables involved with cash flows, sinking funds, spreads and amortization schedules. Depreciation formats become easy.