Summary: I have used these since the original "48G" came out. I bought this for a family member since I have had such great performance out of my original model. This is a LOT of graphing power for the buck. Since 1974 I have owned many different HP calculators. Not one of them has ever let me down.
A very valuable instrument at an extremely reasonable price.
thomas McHugh, Amazon
5 January 2013
Summary: I have been trying to teach myself business statistics with textbooks purchased through Amazon. This wonderful instrument not only simplifies and streamlines computations, but also helps me organize my thoughts. The sole fly in the ointment is the digital user manual. It is harder for me to use this than the older paper versions. So, I would like to see HP offer traditional paper user manuals with future products.
A cost reduced version of the HP 49G+ calculator, retaining the functions.
25 January 2012
Summary: The HP 48G II belongs to HP's HP-49 family (49G, 48GII, 49G+, 50G) and was released as a mid-generation together with the HP 49G+. Besides having slightly smaller display, less memory, slower CPU, reduced equation library, no SD-card and not being able to update the ROM, this was otherwise functionally identical to the HP 49G+ and comes with the same +2300 functions and programming features. This means it's a very capable calculator indeed.
Summary: I ordered this for my father for his birthday, as he was in need of a new calculator that supported RPN. I chose this one because you could see 7 stacks before they are off-screen, because it gets annoying when you can only see one or two stacks at a time if you get a cheaper model. I found it very easy to create programs and set up Celsius to Fahrenheit, Fahrenheit to Celsius, Pounds to Kilograms, and Kilograms to Pound conversions on the shortcut function keys below...