Reviews and Problems with HP 17bII+ Financial Business Calculator
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7 August 2013
Summary: This is the third 17bII+ I've purchased. The 17bII+ I currently use eats batteries, which bothers me because I don't use it enough to justify the battery consumption - something like 2 batteries every 18 months. Cost comes down to something like a quarter every time I use the thing. I've been a longtime fan of HP calculators. LONG TIME.
Summary: I ordered this calculator for a financial class but I am loving it because it makes it so easy to calculate finances. Now I can easily calculate how much money I should be saving to accumulate a certain amount by a given time. Arrived quickly also!
Summary: I owned the HP 19B II for many years and was very happy with it. I am disappointed with the HP 17BII+ as the quality is much lower. Several of the keys don't work very well so I frequently enter incorrect amounts. You are better off trying to buy a used HP calculator than wasting money on junky products like the 17BII+.
Summary: Old users of this calculator will not get disappointed. It is the same good old calculator with a different presentation. There is nothing else to say here. The only think is that it is not repairable, as I understood. I used for years the 19-BII (big mistake to discountinue that one, the best) and the 17BII.
Summary: I bought this calculator because I found the HP 12C a bit too complicated to use. The only reason for that is it only used RPN while the HP 17bII+ will work in algebraic or PRN modes making it more versatile than the 12C. The HP 17bII+ is also programmable which added to its appeal for me. I still use both models but I am faster at making my calculations on the 17bII+ than the 12C.
Summary: when working numbers in a fast paced environment, having to press buttons multiple times to register gets old very fast. Considering I paid over $100 for it i'd expect things to work right out of the box which is clearly not the case Avoid; the risk is not worth it.
Summary: It is very good. Love it. I need it for my financial class and It was very usefull. It was as a expected. I totally recomend it. I like the fact that I'm able to use all the differents formulas in the calculator. I like it also because it is very fast.