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Re: Favorite Calculator Bites the Dust

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Casio FX-850Ps are still available in Asian Markets. I saw one when I was there last year!
I got one few years ago and is working fine. I used an HP while at school, but I find FX-850P much much easier to write programs in BASIC  than writing in HP's or TI's own non-standard programming languages.  FXs are bit slower than HPs or TIs. But it is not a problem at all unless your jobs requires inverting matrices everyday!
Only bad thing is that FXs are not allowed in California SE or PE exams because of the standard (QWERTY) key layout. Good luck in finding FX!!

Suresh Acharya, SE
Richmond, CA

Thor Tandy wrote:
That's the one I'm bidding on.  Looks as good as new by the photo, and the seller has indicated it has hardly been used, and is selling because of a change in career direction.   The original price of one of these was new, NZ$480 in 1986 +/-.  The NZ was on a par with the Canadian $ at that time, so the current bid at about US$140 is not good, not bad, for that one.
If I can get the e-bay one, I might try and fix mine myself.

Thor A. Tandy P.Eng MIPENZ
Victoria BC
email: vicpeng(--nospam--at)
----- Original Message -----
From: Bob Kazanjy
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Sent: Monday, July 07, 2003 5:49 PM
Subject: Re: Favorite Calculator Bites the Dust

.........................looks like any FX-8** is an 850 derivative

currently on Ebay there is one in Australia (~2 days left on the auction) current price is $140.

also a PB-100?