Reviews and Problems with HP 50g Graphing Calculator
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11 July 2013
Summary: I've used the 11C & the 48GX for years. I will always stay with HP for calculators. I've had the new 50G for about a week now. Still getting used to the new location of the ENTER button, but otherwise, I love it!
HP 50g+ Graphing Calculator: is it a real product?
D. A. Ponder "Share the Road", Amazon
30 May 2013
Summary: There is no mention of "HP 50g+ Graphing Calculator" on HP's website. Maybe it doesn't exist? There are Amazon sources for "HP 50g Graphing Calculator" that are less expensive than this "+" product.
Summary: It's a piece of junk!! The documentation is poorly written in that it's hard to follow. The calculator doesn't want to interface with Windows 7. It's now sitting in a drawer; I bought a TI Voyage 200 and am using it instead.
Summary: The 50G is much more than a calculator. I got mine in sophomore year of college when I took Circuits I and found out that my TI-84 couldn't handle matrices with complex numbers. The professor teaching that class was a die hard HP user. I didn't feel like spending another $100 or more on another calculator (the only other option was the TI-89 which I had used and didn't like) and he had convinced me that HP was the way to go.
Summary: I have used HP calculators for the last 20 years, as a college student and as a practicing engineer. My first was a 48SX that lasted me through engineering school and into the workplace as a field engineer. When it died (the field is hard on equipment) I upgraded to the 48GX. Both were great, well built pieces of equipment for the serious user. My 48GX was lost when our offices burned down, so I replaced it with what was available, the 50G.
Summary: Overall, it has been a great calculator. My only complaint (which was originally a big one) is that if you pushed the same number twice too quickly it would only accept one of the entries. I searched Google and found that you can change the keystroke speed in the calculator's program. It was an easy fix. BUT, apparently, I will have to do this whenever I change batteries.
Summary: I had my HP model 28-S scientific stolen and I replaced it with the 50g. I have spent hours practicing on the calculator and it has proven to be too difficult and cumbersome for everyday use. I am a Professional Mechanical Engineer and I would like to think I am capable, but navigating thru the 50g is too much. Anyone have a 28-S they would like to sell?
Summary: I purchased an HP 50g about three years ago from Amazon. It's a great calculator and about the only graphing calculator with RPN logic. Surprise, surprise, recently the LCD display has vertical bands that are blank on the right of the screen and so frequently I can't see results of a calculation. I called HP and they no longer repair these calculators although they still sell the 50g as their top of the line graphing calculator.
Summary: I recently purchased the HP 50G graphing calculator and unfortunately I had to return it. This calculator has been the worse of all graphic and scientific calculators that I have handeld. It is very complicatied and cofusing to operate. the display is difficult to see, the keys are some times hard to strike, I had to reboot it a couple of times due to getting jammed after trying to solve very complex problems, I will wait a little longer for the Texas Instrument new...