HP-17B

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HP-17B
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HP-17B
TypeBusiness
ManufacturerHewlett-Packard
Introduced1988
Discontinued1990
Cost$110
Calculator
Entry modeAlgebraic, RPN
Display typeLCD
Display size131x16
CPU
ProcessorSaturn (Lewis)
Frequency1 MHz
Programming
User memory8 KB
Firmware memory64 KB of ROM
Other
Power supply3 button sized cells
Weight4.25oz
Dimensions14.7cm Length , 7.8cm Width , 1.5cm Height.[1]

HP-17B is an algebraic entry financial and business calculator manufactured by Hewlett-Packard, introduced on 4 January 1988 along with the HP-19B, HP-27S and the HP-28S. It was a simplified business model, like the 19B. There were two versions, the US one working in English only, and the international one with a choice of six languages (English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese).

HP-17B[edit]

HP-17B code name was Trader and it belonged to the Pioneer series of Hewlett-Packard calculators.[2] It had a 131x16 LCD dot matrix, 22x2 characters, menu-driven display,[3] used a Saturn processor and had a memory of 8000 bytes, of which 6750 bytes were available to the user for variable and equation storage. The HP-17B had a clock with alarm that allowed for basic agenda capabilities, as well an infrared port for printing to some Hewlett-Packard infrared printers.

HP 17BII[edit]

The 17B was replaced by the HP 17BII (F1638A) (code name Trader II) in January 1990, which added RPN entry.

HP 17bII+[edit]

The 17BII was replaced by the HP 17bII+ in 2003. Two significantly different case variants of the 17bII+ exist. The newer 17bII+ (F2234A), introduced in 2007, with Sunplus Technology SPLB31A CPU was developed and is manufactured by Kinpo Electronics.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hp-17B/17Bii/17B+".
  2. ^ "Frank Balzer's HP Calculator Collection". www.fbalzer.de. Archived from the original on 2002-01-30.
  3. ^ "Hp-17B/17Bii/17B+". Archived from the original on 2010-04-18. Retrieved 2010-04-24.
  4. ^ "Kinpo Electronics | the most trusted partner in manufacturing".

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