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HP 50G Graphing Calculator 2300 Functions - Battery Powered - 0.9" x 3.4" x 7.2" - Silver

  • High-contrast screen
  • 2D and 3D graphing modes
  • Over 2,300 built-in functions
  • 2.5MB total memory, and SD expansion slot
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With over 2300 built in functions and a 9-line x 33-character screen, the HP 50G is the class leader in graphing calculators. With three entry modes, RPN, algebraic and textbook, it doesn’t matter what calculator you’ve used before, you can feel comfortable using this one right away.

Built in functions include vector, graphing, math, scientific, and statistical operations plus physics equations and graphics. Programmable soft-keys and a re-definable keyboard round out the features of this great calculator.

It can also be used on various AP, SAT and ACT exams. The HP website has training modules for students, scientists, business, technical and real estate professionals to make using the calculator even easier. Count on HP to get the job done once again!

  • newegg For All Your Graphing Needs If you're a math, science or engineering professional, or a college student, don't leave home without it! HP's powerful graphing calculator, the 50G supplies you with intensive power, flexibility, and connectivity.
  • newegg Large Screen Easily view calculations on the HP 50G’s extra-large (131 x 80 pixels), high-contrast display with adjustable font types and sizes.
  • newegg SD Card Compatible With HP 50G’s support for SD card, format your card right in the calculator and expand the available memory.
  • newegg Improved Connectivity The HP 50G supports multiple connectivity options including a serial port, USB port and infrared for convenient data exchange with other devices.


Learn more about the Hewlett-Packard 50G (F2229AA#ABA)

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Brand
HP
Model
50G (F2229AA#ABA)

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Number of Functions: 2300

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Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Anonymous
  • 10/18/2011 10:52:47 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsawsome calculator

Pros: This was purchased in 2007 to replace my 1986 HP 15-C that developed a cracked screen (out of the blue). it would still work but display was unreadable. No way to replace that display, even if I tried. The HP 15C was a monster calculator with 300 programmable steps, that would do everything except graphics and something that user did not want to do.
This one is a good replacement, perhaps less robust, made in China and with much more capabilities than the 15C. It cost me about $150 direct from HP. It's every scientist or advanced student's dream calculator, with graphic capabilities.
Low power consumption
Excellent display
MUltiple functions, imponsible to master without training
Graphic display
The famous HP keyboard (click keys).
Neat and elegant design (good molding, nothing falls appart).
Backup easily replaceable lithium baterry
Beautiful machine
Infra red capapbilities for external printing
Slot for external RAM
PC interface

Cons: It does not make phone calls, neither acts like a color hand held camera :) LOL
Ah, no SMS or other distracting features while driving :)

Other Thoughts: HP has made for years, dependable hand held calculators. Unbeatable in quality and performance, but for a price (if you compare it to Texas Instruments).
This calculator would probably uplive me and I am now 56 :)

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  • David P.
  • 12/1/2010 7:06:54 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsInk Spot

Pros: Is an industry standard for engineers, all my Colleagues/Peers use this calculator so it makes it easy to move programs and data sets back and forth.

Cons: If your calculator develops an ink spot, you will be blamed for mishandling it and they will tell you that they consider this customer damage. Beyond that, dealing with their warranty department can lead to multiple phone calls, delays in return calls no straight answers etc.. Canadian techs can't talk to US customers and vice a versa.

I handle all my engineering equipment with utmost care, especially when my company foots the bill. In other words this purchase represents a huge investment for me and they could care less.

Plastic molding doesn't fit right, battery clip falls off frequently, craftsmanship is inferior to previous versions. like the 48 and 49

Other Thoughts: Can't change an industry standard, HP doesn't have to make any changes to their policies because they don't have to. They have no motivation to treat their customers with respect.

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  • Steve D.
  • 10/29/2009 9:18:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHP 50G

Pros: the 50g is awesome! HP is the only way to go. EET student

Cons: none

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  • Theodore C.
  • 9/19/2009 4:02:39 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggswhy geeks may love this

Pros: I am an old school scientific geek, and this calculator is like a trip down memory lane with benefits. If you are a young aspiring geek, this calculator may be a wise purchase at <$100.00. First the pros:
1. Decent keyboard and multi-line display, as far as lower res monochrome goes. Keyboard looks durable, time will tell.
2. If you are like me and use RPN for science and algebraic for financial stuff, this calculator is your dream. I can do both easily and reliably on this one. at $40-$50 over the 35S, I'm willling to pay extra to get the extra features.
2. Low power consumption for the processing power and works just fine with NIMH AAA's and its little backup battery.
3. Lots of good scientific tools and potential programming power for math and science applications.
4. I/O functions and storage that make sense for a device this size designed for this purpose..

Cons: 1. The display is not great for year 2009
2. Did I mention the display is not great? It gets the job done, though.
3. Some in the ipod generation may not have the patience to learn the keyboard interface or for the pixellated monograph graphing.
4. This is not a pocket calculator. If you have big hands like me and own a briefcase, that's actually a plus. 35S may be more posket-sized.

Other Thoughts: I give this product 5 stars, even in year 2009, because whoever designs this things at HP seemed to 'get it'. This thing needed to be a good calculator first, and everything else second. IN ten years, it will still be sitting on my desk.
Processing power is not great for year 2009. But hey, it's a calculator, and who wants a 5-hour battery life for the sake of of a 1GHz CPU you don't need?? This calculator spends its budget in the right places for a math/science geek.
I can fantasize about the next generation, which should cost $200-$400, have a faster CPU, color touch screen, and sliding keyboard. HP has the 21st-century science and math device/pocket PC that everyone would write apps for within their grasp, if they could combine their obsolete PDAs with their obsolete calculators. Like a Reese's peanut butter cup.

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  • Scott W.
  • 9/11/2009 6:09:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsawesome

Pros: Came with a 1 Gig card...great apps @ hpcalc.org Free!!! Able to calculate the number of water molecules needed to fill in a sphere the size of the known universe... how much more do you need in a hand held?

Cons: Cant take pictures or call someone on it????? lol

Other Thoughts: sure a color screen with higher res would be nice ...and a built in mini dvd player, camera and phone too .....but it is an awesome calculator

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  • Andrew T.
  • 8/31/2009 2:16:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHP50G

Pros: From basic to scientific to engineering ,This is the last calculator you will need.I have struggled with budget calculators for a long time but as I am entering the college algerbra classes I decided to invest in this one.
Learning RPN is not the easiest but it will be your fav in a very short while and math will make a world more sense to you.My friend has the TI 89 Titanium and now wishes he had bought this one.The HP50G runs circles around the TI.This is a must have for anyone wanting help and a better tool for learning math/science/engineering/graphing.

Cons: Wish I'd have bought one sooner !!!!

Other Thoughts: Include USB plug!!!

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  • Chris N.
  • 8/17/2009 8:57:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsIs there anything it can't do?

Pros: I've been using this calculator for almost a year and it's an invaluable tool. The best thing is probably that it has RPN, which really is faster. When we have a sample problem that involves a lot of calculator use, I usually hear other people clicking away at their algebraic calculators after I'm already done with the problem. RPN will save you lots of time, something which is critical for timed tests.

Programming is also unbeatable. It has RPL, HP-BASIC, assembly, and HPGCC (for which you need a computer). RPL is much different than most programming languages, but it is a heck of a lot faster for small scripts. HP-BASIC is much slower, but it is more user friendly and it's purpose is to make it more classroom friendly since most textbooks offer example code in BASIC. HPGCC allows you to program in C (and someone recently made a C++ compiler), which runs incredibly fast since it's in machine language.

Cons: The screen doesn't have a very high resolution, but this really doesn't seem to adversely affect it. HP said it was so they could continue using a graphics chip that's easy to interface with.

Many would say user friendliness is a con, but I really don't think so. Once you get used to it, you'll see that most features that people would consider "not user friendly" are actually there for a reason.

Other Thoughts: Once I learned how to use it, this calculator became a very useful companion. If you want assistance, the people at the HP forums are very helpful and will go out of their way to help you. The user guide is also very helpful and easy to understand.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/14/2009 9:20:55 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice product

Pros: I bought this for my son attending the University of Central Florida. He was excited over the HP-50G's extensive statistics functions lacking in his T

Looking at it, it is well made and a quality instrument.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: It has both algebraic and RPN logic, so HP and TI users will be equally right at home! Better price and, in my opinion, better quality than the TI-89 Titanium

Good deal!

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/4/2008 6:54:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent purchase

Pros: RPN - very easy to use once you get used to it (about 45 mins), it's very fast and effective. SD Slot - I haven't used it yet but wow this is great. Wireless transfer - I haven't used this but might come in handy at some point. Fast processor - beats out most TI's and for the price you can't beat that.

Cons: The user base is very slim... I wish more people would use it, there would be a lot more applications and the knowledge base would be larger. If people knew about it they would love it... It's mostly schools who pretty much force students to use TI calculators.

Other Thoughts: I use this calculator for calculus. It's wonderful and dominates any TI in price and performance. Sure, the learning curve is rather steep but if you KNOW how to use it it's well worth it. The User Guide is about 800 pages I think and if you go through it you will really know how to use this thing with extreme efficiency. I'm at page 207 and have already learned many things that make finding calculations a lot easier... It saves time in the long run. If you are questioning this calculator saying "Man I'm a little intimidated by RPN," DON'T BE! I was too and now I'm a master ... Just get used to it. Get this over a TI-89! The plus side to the HP is some teachers don't let students use TI-89's well haha when they look at this thing they're like "What's this" so they ignore it and you can integrate all day! This thing can do Diffy Q's too so if you're into that check out the User Guide first to see what it can do.

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  • Curtis W.
  • 3/29/2008 3:11:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsFunctional but the Same Old Technology

Pros: I've been using HP calculators since the mid 1980's. Specifically, most of the Voyager series (e.g., 10C, 11C, 12C, 15C, and 16C). The 50g is loaded with functions and features to accommodate scientists and engineers in many domains. That is, if all you want are numerical results. But wait a minute! This is a "Graphing Calculator"!

Cons: This is basically the same old-school dim display as all the predecessors by Hp and others. Yes, they gently nudged the resolution up a bit, but come on, this is the year 2008; not 1998. Why is HP still making such an expensive calculator with a 1990's display? I would gladly pay 20% - 40% more for a higher resolution color display. I think a graphing calculator would be one hundred times more useful, especially to students, if they could visualize the graphs in color.
When I need to do rocket science, I use Mathematica on a desktop or laptop. But graphing calculators still have a place for their portability. So I believe the technology is definitely available for HP to raise the bar.

Other Thoughts: By the way, I purchased a SanDisk 2GB SD card along with this calculator. The 50g would not format the SD card, even when I upgraded the BIOS. HP support said the 50g only supports up to a 1GB card. However, I was able to copy files to the 2GB card, even though the 50g reported the card size as 1GB. I ended up removing the 2GB card and replaced it with an old SanDisk 512MB SD card from my HP iPaq.

I've always loved HP calculators. I even sell replacement rubber feet for their Voyager series. But I feel they're just resting on their laurels. Someone needs to wake them up and shake up the scientific calculator industry.

Too bad Apple isn't in the scientific calculator market. They'd show HP, TI, and all the others how to build it *Right*.

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