Hewlett-Packard HP-30S

Serial number CN0039, made in China
Accessories Instruction sheets (Engish, French, Spanish, Portugese, Itaian, German), dated 2000

Calculation examples sheet

Protective plastic cover with quick reference card

Colored faceplates (purple, black, blue)

Original plastic box, had to be cut open to get to the calculator
Condition Bought new!
Acquired 17.12.2002
HP codename, series Astro, unknown
Type, Precision, Input mode Scientific, 10 BCD digits, exponent ±99, Algebraic
Programmable No
Memory Number storage registers A-D, equation storage EQN, solver variables X, X1, X2, Y, Y1, Y2, permanent memory
Display Top: 11 digit, 5x7 pixel black&white LCD for alphanumeric display
Bottom: 10 digit 7 segment black&white LCD plus sign and 2-digit exponent
Special features Calculation history, command line editor, solver for linear and quadratic equations, fractions, statistics, conversions, constants
Original Pricing, Production approx. 19 Euro, 7.4.2000 - now
Batteries 2 small button sized cells, no power supply
Dimensions Length 15.5cm, Width 8cm, Height 1.5cm
Links HP-30S Scientific Calculator Instruction Sheet (PDF, English, 1 page, 2000)
HP-30S Examples Sheet (PDF, English, 1 page, 2003)
Comment Cheap! The "manual" is simply a bunch of large folded sheets of paper and doesn't explain everything (ie. RND() function is not mentioned). Comes with a number of colored face plates to emphasize the toy character. At least the keys are solid plastic and not rubber but they lack the destinct key click of older HP models.
A similar very recent unit is the HP-9G.
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