Made me feel bad that the calculator was smarter than me
28 July 2014
Summary: Very advanced calculator. I bought it for my college algebra class, but it was so difficult to figure out that by the time I did my class was almost over. Directions didn't help me much, had to use YouTube mostly. Made me feel bad that the calculator was smarter than me.
Summary: One problem I have with this calculator, that I very much hope corrects itself once it gets broken in, is that when you push the buttons fairly quickly (when entering 100 pushing the zero twice quickly) the second number doesn't register.
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.
TI-89 better calculator than the HP50g for complex numbers
13 August 2013
Summary: If you are interested in complex numbers in any way, the TI-89 Titanium is a better choice because it has complex functions that are easy to access and use -- cSolve, cFactor and cZeros for example -- which the 50g does not.
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).
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.
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.
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).