Reviews and Problems with HP 30b Financial Calculator
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HP-30B Business Professional Calculator
Joe Zika "Khemprof", Amazon
14 April 2014
Summary: HP-30B Business Professional Calculator I use this calculator a lot at work. It's quick and accurate and you don't have to change to a function like you do on a computer. It's a calculator and that's its sole purpose. For business professionals and students, the versatile HP 30b Business Professional has an intuitive layout, high-speed processor and 2-line display for fast answers.
Summary: It's good enough for its purpose. I have a 17BII+ that I maintain in my suitcase and use for tests and for work, and this 30b is an extra that i just leave at the bank on top of my desk for a quick calculation and so far, no problems.
Seemed promising, but then I tried the depreciation function.
Stephen L. Martinez "enuance", Amazon
21 March 2014
Summary: I love that the layout and the menus were so much more intuitive than the TI BAII+. Also the feel and professional look of the calculator was a plus. However, I was thoroughly disappointing when I started to used the depreciation function. It seems that the calculator can only give correct answers in the Straight line mode. When I tried using the Sum of years digits mode of depreciation, every single one of the real book value results were incorrect.
Poweful calculator although it lacks HP`s quality.
Lasala Horacio Fabian, Amazon
16 February 2014
Summary: This calculator is poweful enough to go with you through most of the school,as it has not only business function but also basic scientific. Other features: - RPN option - programmable. What I disliked from it: - no manual: you have to print it from the website: awful. - sometimes you need to click hard some keys to have a response.
Summary: O.M.G. Long time hp user, long time rpn addict. 15c (water damage) then a 48s (stolen), then a 48g. Now after 17 years about half the keys on the 48g have stopped working reliably. I use a handheld calc at my desk for simple stuff, base conversion, stats, arithmetic, sit back in my chair to figure stuff out. I went searching for a new calc and came across discussions at the hp calculator museum website about the 'wp34s'.
Summary: This review is for those that are interested in knowing more about the aesthetics of this calculator (as I know there are many die-hard HP calculator collectors out there). I picked this up for a really good price elsewhere. I am really into aesthetics when it comes to anything and is why I chose this over Texas Instrument's plasticky/toyish looking calculators.