Reviews and Problems with HP 30s Scientific Calculator
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Saved a ton of money on this used calculator...
C. Frantz "c4yourself2", Amazon
22 October 2012
Summary: I had this exact model calculator at work when after a few yrs it died. I shopped around and could not beat the price for this used one. When I received the calculator it was like new !! Very happy that I got it and saved a ton of money in the process.
Summary: I got this calculator about 11 years ago now and it has only barely stopped working. It got me through Jr. High, high school, and most of college. It was always easier and more intuitive to use than the TI calculators everyone else had,and so I'm thrilled to have found it available on Amazon. Will be ordering one asap. Love this product!
Summary: i am an amazon prime member for two years now and probably purchase 150 or so products from amazon each year. in all that time i only wrote two bad reviews: one was for a dinky $2 product that arrived cracked and the manufacturer replaced it immediately, no questions asked. this is the second time - i ordered this $10.00 calculator just to have something extra to use around the house (besides my phone or computer).
Summary: The HP 30S Business/Scientific Calculator is a reliable math tool for anyone student, professional, engineer, or just to help balance the checkbook. I purchased mine for figuring my income tax & for math on paying my bills on my checking accounts. The HP Calculator is easy to use, very accurate, & has excellent quality.
Summary: This cheap calculator is my beloved. All my classmates in high school had Casios, and I could never understand why! This calculator is so simple to use, has quite an array of useful and extra capabilities, and I never even needed to read the manual! Mine is still alive and kicking after more than 7 years.
Summary: For the price ($17 in our university bookstore), this is a superb calculator that offers both a quadratic and a simultaneous equation solver. Since it is not RPN, the HP fanboys will hate it, but it does offer a lot of features in a small package and is a great competitor to the TI 30X series. The only one I might suggest over this is the Sharp EL-506W, which offers solvers and integrals for about the same price.
Summary: I love this calculator. It is extremely easy to use and the value for the price is crazy good! A lot of people in my stats class paid triple for their calculators compared to what I paid for this calculator and mine is way easier to use.
Summary: This product looks good, but you should always be suspicious when one of a technical item's selling points is a fashion statement like a multi-colored faceplate. Dell tried this and dropped it -- too bad HP didn't catch on. In summary, the HP30s is a piece of junk. The display started to have pixel failures after only a few hours of use. It is not anywhere near the quality of the old HP business and scientific calculators.
Summary: I am an engineer and a long-time fan of H.P. products. The HP-30S, however, is a disaster. It started acting dodgy immediately after I purchased it, and it ultimately became so unreliable that I had to find a replacement. Maybe I'm being overly harsh because of my disappointment with both the product and the brand, but I really hope this is an anomaly and not an indication of the direction H.P is heading. p.s.
Summary: Maybe this works great for other disciplines, but for engineering/surveying it is darn near worthless. Unfortunately, this is one of only 6 or 7 cheapo calculators (including the HP 33s--another piece of garbage) allowed for use on the liscensing exams. HP, please, please, please bring back one of the following: 11C, 15C or 32SII. That way, I could use a calculator for the exam that won't let me down.