Wednesday, June 18, 2008

HP 35s

I've been wanting another RPN calculator to use at work so after months of ignoring the HP35s that was sitting in my Amazon wish list, I finally ponied up and bought one.

It arrived today and boy is it disappointing. I don't know if it's supposed to harken back to HP's glory days but its RPN mode is pretty hobbled. The stack is only 4 levels deep(!) and the top and bottom positions clone when the stack is shifted up and down. Very annoying and quite different from the HP that I bought about 15 years ago (and still use at home).