Summary: This 10-key has all the necessary function keys for normal business use. The printing mechanism keeps up with fast number entry and doesn't lag behind like some inferior machines. This Sharp model is the perfect balance between price and value.
Solid 12-key calculator, good price, but not without flaws
Michael Sullivan, Amazon
14 January 2015
Summary: This calculator is a sturdy beast -- all of the keys have stood up to years of relatively competent data entry (in my day job in Accounts Receivable). It's a good value at this price, especially compared to some of the newer models with color-printing capacity.
Excerpt: Bought this to replace an older Sharp EL-1197 IV adding machine that was purchased around 1989.First, I'd like to echo the minor complaint of other people that the keys are not in the same place as their other EL-XXXX models.
Excerpt: I already have one of these, so I'm replacing my other one which was an Ativa machine (it was wearing out) It has the keys in the same place. Very important to me because I use it a lot. Just plugged it in and started using it.
Pros: Light/ Compact, Good Value, Clear Display, Easy to Use, Useful Functions, Quality
Excerpt: This machine wasn't displayed in the store so I had no idea when I ordered it how small and slow it is. It might be fine for someone working at home for paying household bills but for everyday moderate business use it just doesn't work.