I bought a new calculator for the first time in ages. Like all really cool people, I prefer HP Reverse Polish Notation (RPN) calculators. I bought the 33s. There aren't many options—RPN is fast going the way of the manual transmission. (Although, naturally, my orange car has a stick.)
Mostly I am pleased, but I do have five complaints.
1) You can actually operate it in algebraic mode—using the
ENTERkey as an equals sign. Blasphemy!
2) Made in China. Sigh.
3) The left/right function keys are teal and purple. What were they thinking?
4) It doesn't have that indestructible feeling of the old HPs.
ENTERbutton should be double-sized.
It is still great geek-fun to hand someone requesting a calculator an HP RPN type and watch them struggle to locate the '=' button. Heh. It makes me smile just thinking about it!