New Models

13. The Latest models (2000 - today)

HP Xpander HP Xpander
Announced in August 2000 through the HP magazine, it was never released to the public. The picture is from a prototype machine. Most Xpanders were recalled by HP and destroyed, but some survived. Original price: N/A
HP 30S HP 30S
Introduced in 2000. This is another low end HP, that doesn't even provide a manual - just two flimsy sheets and a small quick reference card. HP calls this one non-programmable, but it can store an equation and recall it later for evaluation. Features an interchangeable keyboard overlay that allows you to change the calculator's color. Original price: $20
HP 6S HP 6S (silver)
Introduced in 2000. This is a solar calculator. Although one of the least expensive calculators HP ever built, it's packed with features, like BIN and HEX math. Original price: $10
HP 6S HP 6S (blue)
Same as the silver above.
HP 10B II Business HP 10B-II
Introduced in 2001. This is a basic algebraic business calculator.
Original price: $35
HP 12C Platinum Financial HP 12C Platinum
Introduced in 2003, this is a remake of the classic HP 12C financial calculator. HP added Algebraic notation to RPN making this calculator capable of working in both modes. It is manufactured in China and, although it looks exactly like the HP 12C, the construction is significantly inferior with many cheap plastic parts.
Original price: $75
Introduced in late 2003, it is essentially a remake of the HP 30S, an inexpensive scientific calculator for students. It includes many functions and unit conversions, but remains flimsy-looking and unreliable. Works only in Algebraic mode.
Original price: $11
Introduced in late 2003 along with the HP 9S, this is an inexpensive graphing calculator. Same low quality as the 9S or the 30S. It is only included here because it was made for HP. Perhaps this series should not be included in any HP calculator collection!
Original price: $29
HP 33S HP 33S
Introduced in February of 2004, this is a much better look for an HP calculator. Still manufactured in China and with inferior parts, but with a lot of functions. It works in Algebraic and RPN mode and is meant to replace the long-gone HP 32S or HP 32S II. Original price: $59 (although still sold for up to $300 on eBay due to limited availability)
HP 48G II HP 48g II
HP 49g+ HP 49g+
Introduced in January of 2004, this is the new high-end calculator that replaces the HP 39/49 and the likes. This one has so many functions, that it requires a 160-page printed User's Manual and an 850-page User's Guide (on CD) to use it. It has a USB port and a slot for an SD card for additional memory. Works on both Algebraic and RPN modes. Very well designed and, although the original HP key click is not there, it performs very well.
Original price: $125
HP 39g+ HP 39g+
Introduced in April of 2004, this is the calculator designed for students. It incorporates graphical capabilities, but uses only Algebraic data entry mode.
Original price: $80
HP 17B II+ HP 17B II+

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