Reviews and Problems with HP 17bII+ Financial Business Calculator
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Great item and a great price.
1 week ago
Summary: It's a great tool to have if your in the Financial Sector......................................................................................................................................................
One of the best financial calculators: solid feel + solver function
3 June 2014
Summary: HP 17BII Business calculator (introduced 1987) is a 'must have' accessory for a controller or a business analyst, even though neither of them can be expected to find an application for it daily. It is a simple business calculator, which might be labeled as one of the best there is. The device is surprisingly big (not as big as the graphing calculators, but it is certainly not small). The brown plastic feels solid and the device has hard shiny buttons.
Summary: This original model is so superior to the "new and improved" "HP 17BII+" which is made in China. My first HP 17BII was made in Singapore and lasted 17 years of continuous use. This 17BII is made in Indonesia and seems to be identical. The keys work perfectly every time. The first Chinese 17BII+ I bought lasted 9 months before it failed and the replacement one HP sent lasted 14 months before it failed and for both, about 20% of the time the keyboard presses did not...
Garbage In Garbage Out - what a shame for an otherwise good calculator
15 April 2014
Summary: Bottom line is the keyboard can not be trusted. This sinks an otherwise great product. Erroneous entries or unregistered keys leaves you constantly wondering if you can trust your calculations. This is especially insidious with functions keys that can't be verified by the display. My unit had one issue of missing multiplication entries in about one out of six tries.
Summary: You do not need to use Reverse Polish Notation on this calculator like you do on HP 12C. It's very easy to use and allows you to save your commonly use formulas. I'm a CFP program and this calculator handles even the most complicated problems with ease.
Summary: I have owned a 17B ( the precursor to the 17b11 )Business Calculator for Many Many Years. I have never had a problem and keep a second one in reserve in case mine breaks down (That has Never happened over 20 Years . It is the best Business Calculator On the Market. Easy to use and always handy When I need it I am A Commercial Real Estate Broker have been a Bank Loan officer and Business Owner.
Summary: The calculator is self explanatory and have finance as well as math and statistics which makes it very functional for a student of economics that works in an IB. Better than the tradicional 12C once I personally dislike reverse polish notation and has much more functionality.
Summary: I am a long-time user of HP financial and scientific calculators, including 12b, 17bII, and 11. HP 17bII calculators deserve a 5 star rating IF -- big IF -- they are manufactured anywhere, except China. HP used to manufacture its calculators in many countries, including the US, Brazil, Singapore, etc. They were outstanding. Over the past few years, the vast majority of HP calculators have been manufactured in China. And they are TERRIBLE.