Reviews and Problems with HP 50g Graphing Calculator
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HP 50g - Take a Pass on this.
D. Anderson, Amazon
27 September 2014
Summary: I bought this calculator to replace my HP 33 which had keyboard problems after heavy use for a number of years. My needs had changed since I bought the 33, and so I purchased an HP 50g. I knew I needed the USB connection to my Dell Latitude computer using Windows 8.1 to program the calculator.
Excerpt: First off, I own several HP calculators: * HP 35 * HP 12c * HP 48g * HP 49g * HP 49g+ * HP 50g I also own the TI-85, TI-89 and a couple of graphic/scientific Casio calculators. The Good: It's a full-featured CAS calculator.
Summary: I bought this calculator recently and notice that it wasn't well built. when i tried to install the round battery, it would not fit the in the housing and the side contact slipped inside the housing and there's no way to retrieve it because the calculator is a 1 piece hard plastic housing making it...
Summary: - Very cheap plastic - Thin screen cover - Battery door comes off too easily - Poor user interface - Too many button pushes to accomplish a task The older HP48__ calculators are much better. I returned this item and purchased a used HP48GX. I am now much happier.
Summary: I became very frustrated pressing buttons in quick sequence and it not keeping up with my entries. I have to repress buttons to get them entered. I have never seen this before in a calculator. I ended up giving to my son for school. Maybe he'll have better luck. Try the 48g.
Summary: Next to the computer, a calculator receives a lot of my time. With that said I spend more time using a calculator than I do watching TV and I take my calculator to bed with me (to crunch numbers, of course!
Summary: The display is not easily read. The background and figures are not sufficiently contrasted in the calculator. There was no documentation save a quick start brochure. For a scientific instrument this is not desirable. I was able contact HP and download proper documentation. It is available gratis.
Summary: The calculator itself is probably a fine instrument. It may be great for users who have already learned somehow to use it. It may be fine for users who do not need to use its advanced features. But if you need help in learning how to use its advanced features, documents supplied by HP are poor aids.