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HP Prime Graphing Calculator

 

(3 out of 5)
 
(3 out of 5)
Recommended by 60% of reviewers
  • Slightly disappointing

     

    09/23/2014, posted by Dr.

    I had an HP48G scientific calculator for over twenty years and used it with great success in dealing with university and research-level mathematical problems. The HP Prime is a beautiful machine, but appears to be aimed primarily at gadget-orientated 17 and 18 year-olds. The hope that the HP Prime would be able to do things that my HP48G could not for reasons of, for instance, memory limitations did not come true. As a practical and handy tool for a mathematical scientist the HP Prime does not live up to the promise of its impressive memory and high calculating speed.

  • HP Prime, a good product flawed.

     

    01/25/2014, posted by G7VFY

    I have several reasons for wanting to buy an HP calculator, and I've had many over the years (I really miss my 48SX.) At 50, I am considering going back to college / uni and studying maths for pleasure and electronics. I currently have an HP 35 (new version) but fancied a new toy/tool/gadget. Two things really irritated me:- 1. No paper manual to read, not even if I wanted to PAY for one. 2. The light blue 2nd function key settings are hard to read even under good lighting conditions. I have other gripes, but those are the main two I reckon that I could design the perfect calculator/computer for you.

  • Nice Calculator

     

    10/27/2013, posted by grpme

    This is a nice calc. Just got it. Found this problems: - if you're in RPN in the home.settings, then I cannot enter any function to any graph ! I have to revert back to textbook before any graph !!! - The blue color on the keys is nearly invisible. It is not usable if you have not a strong light and a good sight.

Experience handheld calculating in the age of touch with the HP Prime Graphing Calculator. This full-color, multi-touch calculator has touchscreen or keypad interaction, powerful math applications, formative assessment tools, wireless connectivity[1], and a long-life, Li-ion rechargeable battery.

Enjoy a feature-rich calculating experience with familiar HP keypad and a large 3.5-inch diagonal, multi-touch display.

So many applications in such a small package.

Easily switch between symbolic, graphical, and numerical table views with dedicated buttons. Explore math concepts with Dynamic Geometry, CAS, Advanced Graphing, and spreadsheet applications.

Save time and keystrokes with RPN and programmable functions, and see intermediate results while you work.

Turn the calculator into a testing tool with test-mode configuration that makes only pre-approved functions available.

We don’t stop at hardware. You also get an integrated tool suite. HP Equation Writer supports multiple linear and non-linear equation solving. HP Solve is a time-saving application that allows you to store equations and solve for variables.

The calculator you’ll want to hold on to.

Say hello to the evolution of handheld calculating in a sleek, slim, brushed metal design that looks great and performs even better. Keep the calculator protected when it’s not in use with the slide-on protective cover.

When you need to charge up, the convertible charger works with the USB connection on your PC or a standard AC wall plug.

Keypad or touchscreen. You decide.

Enjoy a feature-rich calculating experience with a familiar HP keypad and large 3.5-inch diagonal, multi-touch display.

[1] Compatible only with HP Prime Graphing Calculator SKU G8X92AA. The HP Prime Wireless Kit is sold separately and includes one PC antenna and 30 wireless modules, with bi-directional transmission range up to 15 meters.

Best used for: Engineering; Computer science; Surveying; Trigonometry; Statistics; Geometry; Biology; Chemistry; Physics

Permission usage: AP Calculus; AP Statistics; SAT Reasoning Test; SAT Subject Tests in Mathematics Level 1 and Level 2; PSAT/NMSQT; AP Chemistry/Physics

Graphing Functions: 2-D Function, Polar, Parametric Plot; Differential Equation, Bar Plot; Histogram, Scatter Plot; Find: Intersect, Extremum, Slope, Area; Zoom, Trace, Co-ordinates, Shade

Scientific functions: Decimal hrs/hrs min sec conversions; Polar/rectangular conversions; Angle conversions; Base conversions and arithmetic; Unit conversions; Bit, Boolean graphics; Display and printer graphics

Statistical functions: Σx, Σx2, Σy, Σy2, Σxy; Sample standard deviation, mean; Population standard deviation; Linear regression; Combinations, permutations; Weighted mean; Edit, save, name, list; Curve fit ( LIN, LOG, EXP, POW ); Plot statistical data; Hypothesis tests; Confidence intervals

Math functions: +, -, x, ÷, ?, 1/x, +/-, In, ex, x?y; yx, LOG, 10x, x2, %, ? , n!; Fractions; Degrees, radians; Trigonometric functions/inverses; Hyperbolics/inverses; HP Solve application (root finder); Numeric Integration; Symbolic Integration; Numeric differentiation; Symbolic differentiation; Complex number of functions; Polynomial root finder, Taylor series; Absolute value, round; Integer, & fractional part of a number; Modulo function, floor, ceiling; CAS system

Entry system logic: RPN; Algebraic; Textbook

Menus / Prompts: Yes

Keyboard: Alphanumeric

Memory, standard: 32 MB mDDR

Flash memory: 256 MB

Processor: 400 MHz ARM9

Display: 320 x 240 16-bit Color Touch Screen (10 lines x 33 characters + menus + header)

Display type: TFT

Power: Lithium Ion rechargable

Power off memory protection: Yes

Auto power off: User selectable, default 5 minutes

Warranty: 1 year hardware limited warranty

What's in the box: Calculator, Hard Cover, Quick Start Guide, CD (connectivity software and User Guide), USB cable, Micro Cable and USB power supply