HP 33s

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HP 33s
HP 33s calculator.jpg
Front view of the HP 33s
Type Programmable Scientific
Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
Introduced 2003
Design firm Kinpo Electronics
Cost 40 USD
Calculator
Entry mode

RPN,

Infix
Precision 15 digits ±499 exponent (internal)
Display Type LCD Dot-matrix
Display Size 2 × 14 Character
CPU
Processor 6502
Programming
Programming language(s)

RPN Keystroke

(fully merged, Turing complete)
User Memory 31KB
Memory Register 27 .. 800
Other
Power supply 2 × CR2032 batteries
Weight 119 g
Dimensions 158 × 83 × 16 mm

The HP 33s was a scientific calculator marketed by Hewlett-Packard. It was introduced in 2003 as the successor to the HP 32Sii,[1] and discontinued on the introduction of its successor the HP 35s in 2007.

Features[edit]

Its main features are:

  • RPN or traditional semi-algebraic (infix data/algebraic operator entry/postfix one-number function entry), user-selectable
  • Two-line LCD display
  • Full scientific/engineering mathematical features
  • Keystroke-programmable with full boolean and program-control command sets and line edit, insert and delete
  • HP "equation list" equation editor (fully algebraic) in both the stand-alone list as well as in keystroke programs
  • HP Solver feature (solves equations and functions for one unknown)
  • Function integration feature
  • All mathematical operations and features fully functional in all modes
  • Unit conversion and constants
  • 31 kilobytes of random-access user memory (equivalent to about 7k on earlier HP programmable models)

The main differences from the HP 32Sii are:

  • A radical difference in keypad layout and appearance
  • Memory is expanded from 2k to 32k
  • Faster processor
  • More functions
  • Algebraic entry mode as well as RPN
  • The display has two lines
  • The length of an equation was now restriced to 255 characters (no arbitrary limit in the 32Sii)[1]

The HP 33s was co-designed and manufactured by Kinpo Electronics of Taiwan.[2]

Reception[edit]

The 33s is generally considered to have fewer logic bugs than the HP 35s. However, the unconventional chevron-styled keypad has been regarded by reviewers as bizarre and difficult to use compared to other HP professional calculators.[3][1]

Revisions[edit]

The 33s went through numerous revisions that has solved two of the most pervasive issues people had with the early models (namely poor screen quality and bad keypad responsiveness).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Jordi Hidalgo. "Summing up the HP 33s" (pdf). Handheld and Portable Computer Club. Retrieved 2013-07-11. 
  2. ^ "Consumer Electronics: Calculator". Kinpo Electronics. Retrieved 2013-07-11. 
  3. ^ Tony Thimet. "HP-33S". Retrieved 2013-07-11. 

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