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HP 35s

HP 35s
alaAverage 4.4

47 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the size and build quality. The design and value for money also get good reviews.

usability, value for money, design, build quality, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Keyboards the HP 35s is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP 35s

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 13 user reviews of HP 35s from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Calculators on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, value for money, build quality, design

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Hewlett-Packard 35S

 

Someone mentioned the 15C. The 15C is still available, at the HP website, in a nice limited edition. I bought one. :) sweet.

Simple, big keys, nice shape like my old 41CX, naturally RPN

Display is weak, keys not as firm as my 41CX, or 15C. This calc is OK for the backpack, rough handling, commuting computing

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Not great but good support

 

On the merits of the calculator alone, I would give it 3 stars, but because I received prompt customer service from HP I give it 4. After 10 months of owning this calculator, the numbers 1&2 would work only intermittently. To be honest, I didn't expect...

Key layout good

Hexadecimal operation very cumbersome. My HP-33S was much more intuitive

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Almost like the old days

 

I'll get used to it. There is no alternative for a familiar RPN calculator for everyday use. If it lasts I'm satisfied. Like millions of others I can't figure why someone doesn't make a 41 CX with a modern case, cpu and external connections. NE sat on...

Keys feel good and the arrangement is ok for an old user of the 41 and 42 series. Batteries are 2 x 3v CR 2032 "coins". The functions are familiar too, with the addition of some conversions on the keys

Feels strange in the hand because it's both very light and very large in comparison to the 40 series models. No input or output method. Huge battery cover for 2 coin cells

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HP35s

 

This was a replacement for my previous HP35s...used it too much and wore out the keys

The calculator is a great RPN with the option for algebraic function if you really want to go to the dark side ; Great RPN calculator for the money

Slight limitation on the speed at which you can punch in keys i.e. skips functions and numbers sometimes. Just need to slow down a bit

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HP 35S 8502 Processor Scientific Calculator

 

Fantastically powerful little calculator ; Legal to use for the FE exam

RPN has a slight learning curve

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Awesome

 

I initially bought this so I would be comfortable when I took the LSIT exam (no graphing calculators allowed). I still carry a basic Casio with me but am making the HP my go to.

For surveyors this calculator is the bees knees. Easy to program for traversing, trig is easy. Most LS I know carry 2 in the truck as they are very valuable. RPN is a little tricky at first, but it can be switched to algebraic notation if you don't...

RPN can be confusing, read the section of the manual that informs you of how it works and everything should be made clear

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Nice Calculator

 

Compared to the 32SII - the viewing angle and contrast on the display is better. The reflectivity of the display reduces this advantage if you use flat on the desk. Hand held, it is a better display. Keyboard feel is ok, but not what you once got. It's...

It's RPN (could repeat that about 100 times) ; High contrast multi-function labels on keys ; Lots of usefull built in functions (it's an HP) ; Two line display ; Keyboard more spread out than the 32SII, more like a HP-35 ; Great feature set for the price

Bigger than the 32SII (thicker, longer) ; Two line display characters smaller than the 32SII ; Doesn't have a card reader for my HP-65 cards ; Reflective display

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Great product

 

I love this calculator. Got it after a engineer suggested it due to being able to use it on the FE exam. Took some time to get used to the placement of buttons because I had used a TI prior, but I finally got used to it.

Great calculator. Powerful. RPN is really easy to use once you get used to it

RPN can be difficult at first. Certain buttons such as pi or x^2 can be difficult to remember where they are

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Decent - But Flawed

 

I bought this to use on the FE Engineering Exam - was a mistake. In Decimal point mathematics, some of the answer is off the screen, forcing you to limit the percision, which in this calculator leaves trailing Zero's. Just try to do simple division...

Better feeling Keypad to the Competition, Two Line Display, Good contrast of colors with Black Backgrount, Accepted on the FE and PE exams

No matricies, programs for matricies are S-L-O-W. Calculator often displays more than the screen can handle - bad and very annoying flaw

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Multiple personalities

 

I love having an RPN calculator again, as the ni-cad battery of my 27 year old HP34C don't hold a charge anymore. But I miss the simplicity and elegance of the older calculator. The 35s can do everything the 34C did, and way more - and it costs about 5...

Has RPN logic ; The keyboard feel is way better than I expected after reading other reviews, and is still superior to most any other brand calculator

The Equation Catalog (which is used for finding roots or integrating) appears to be Algebraic Logic only. I guess that makes it easier to display the equations, but causes confusion as you skip back and forth between modes. Takes a while to get used to...

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