Reviews and Problems with HP 50g Graphing Calculator
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george szabo, Amazon
16 August 2013
Summary: unable to download drivers for windows8,calculator work ok,software is also not downloadable to pc. software only works with windows7 .hp online has no current updates. please consider this model.
Summary: but the issue I have with this one is that it requires two different types of batteries and the four AAA batteries run down frequently. So frequently, I have to carry replacements in case they run down during tests (this actually happened and I was glad I had replacement batteries). Come on HP, you can and have done better than this in the past HP-28sc for instance. If Casio can make a calculator without this kind of battery issue so can you!
Why aren't there more sales resources for the 50g?
14 March 2013
Summary: This is the best calculator (or handheld computer) on the market, and yet the only way I obtained it was that I found out about it through my father, a surveyor who uses his trusty 48gx as a data collector. He hooks it up to his instrument and does surveying with it all day. He also has had twelve 41c models over the years, one or two 11c models, and one 38sx2. He purchased 15cLE models for me and him.
Summary: The 50g comes with a short instructional guide which it estimates you can complete in about an hour. I couldn't complete the first ten pages of the guide in my first hour of working through it. Having owned five HP calculators since I bought my first in the early 1970s, I was already familiar with RPN. That didn't help!
Be prepared to spend some time learning how to use.
3 March 2013
Summary: This is a great calculator, but it is not easy to use. I preferred my HP-42 but it has been discontinued. I just didn't have the time to spend on learning how to use it. It just sits on the desk as a paper weight. Now that I have an iPhone I just use the hp-42 clone (free42). HP should really supply a decent user manual, downloads are great but I would rather have a decent manual just like my old 42 came with.
Summary: I had an old 28s which I loved, but it started acting up and loosing memory, so I've been looking for a replacement. I tried the new 35s first. It has a nice weight and feel. However, its SOLVE function isn't as good as the old 28s. It has limited variable names, and it's too easy to wipe out any complex formulas you've saved by choosing the wrong CLEAR option. To clear without wiping out the memory, including memorized equations, you need to pick function key-Clear-5.
Summary: This calculator has a nice design but that is the on pro this is a very slow calculator back to former models hp48g is far under the hp calculator quality standards +bad keys is nt a god calculator to have so go to newest models hp39gs .
Summary: Used previous versions of this calculator for survey programs and there is a good improvement in features. However, the quality of the keyboard is poor, keys get 'stuck' and do not work as smooth as on my old one. Unfortunately, it is impossible to repair my old one, which worked faultlessly for 10 years. I wonder if other users had similar experience with the keyboard?
Summary: I think that this is a very useful and powerful calculator for engineers, scientists, mathematicians,etc., but I have to slam HP for they way they support it. Why is HP so lack in supporting it? The software for connecting to a computer is years out of date. Why is HP still selling these if they don't want to put some time and money into keeping the PC software up-to-date? Also, what is the deal with the manuals?