HP 50g Graphing Calculator

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UPC: 882780502291   Part: F2229AA#ABA

Overview

  • The ultimate graphing calculator for surveying, engineering, math and science professionals and students is even better. The new HP 50g graphing calculator features an SD card slot with formatting functions, RPN ~, Algebraic and Textbook data entry, the largest high-contrast screen with more usable space than ever, serial port and USB and connectivity. Plus, HP Solve, structured programming and Computer Algebra System (CAS). You also get the reassurance of award-winning HP support.

Features

  • Massive 2.5MB total memory—512KB RAM plus 2MB flash ROM for performing future upgrades
  • Equation library and 2300+ built-in functions—ideal for both professionals and students
  • FREE USB connectivity kit with USB cable, connectivity software and pouch included
  • Choose RPN , Textbook and Algebraic entry and customize data with four font sizes and styles
  • Enhanced HP keypad with re-definable keyboard and menu keys allows for reduced keying errors
  • HP Solve application allows you to type and store an equation then use to solve any variable
  • Easily perform complex arithmetic and calculus functions with advanced Computer Algebra System (CAS)

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Specs

Internal specs

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Best used for

  • Engineering; Computer science; Surveying; Trigonometry; Statistics; Geometry; Biology; Chemistry; Physics

Permission usage

  • AP Calculus; AP Statistics; SAT Reasoning Test; SAT Subject Tests in Mathematics Level 1 and Level 2; PSAT/NMSQT; AP Chemistry/Physics

Built-in functions

  • Over 2300

Graphing Functions

  • 2-D Function, Polar, Parametric Plot; 3-D, Differential Equation, Bar Plot; Histogram, Scatter Plot; Find: Intersect, Extremum, Slope, Area; Zoom, Trace, Co-ordinates, Shade

Scientific functions

  • Decimal hrs/hrs min sec conversions; Polar/rectangular conversions; Angle conversions; Base conversions and arithmetic; Unit conversions; Bit, Boolean graphics; Display and printer graphics

Statistical functions

  • Σx, Σx2, Σy, Σy2, Σxy; Sample standard deviation, mean; Population standard deviation; Linear regression; Combinations, permutations; Weighted mean; Edit, save, name, list; Curve fit ( LIN, LOG, EXP, POW ); Plot statistical data; Hypothesis tests; Confidence intervals

Math functions

  • +, -, x, ÷, ?, 1/x, +/-, In, ex, x?y; yx, LOG, 10x, x2, %, ? , n!; Fractions; Degrees, radians, or grads mode; Trigonometric functions/inverses; Hyperbolics/inverses; HP Solve application (root finder); Numeric Integration; Symbolic Integration; Numeric differentiation; Symbolic differentiation; Complex number of functions; Polynomial root finder, Taylor series; Absolute value, round; Integer, & fractional part of a number; Modulo function, floor, ceiling; CAS system

Memory, standard

  • 512 KB RAM

Flash memory

  • 2 MB Flash ROM

Ports

  • IrDA port (wireless); USB; serial

Processor

  • 75 MHz ARM9

Power

  • AAA x 4 + CR2032

Power off memory protection

  • Yes

Auto power off

  • User selectable, default 5 minutes

External specs

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Display

  • Adjustable contrast, 9 lines x 33 characters + 2-line header + 1-line menu, 131 x 80 pixels

Display type

  • LCD

Dimensions (W x D x H)

  • 8.8 x 2.5 x 18.4 cm

  • 3.47 x 0.98 x 7.24 in

Weight

  • 249 g

  • 1 year warranty

What's in the box

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  • Calculator, batteries, user manual, pouch, USB cable, and CD with connectivity software and advanced user guide

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Customer ratings and reviews for HP 50g Graphing Calculator

Rated 5 out of 5 by Better than the 49 & 48 This replaces a 49G that just died one day. The case is more solid than the 49 and the key response is better than the 49 and similar to the 48. Also adds some bells and whistles. March 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Installation Disk Problems The connection from the usb port to my hp dv7 laptop running Windows 8.1 fails from the installation disk provided. I now have to spend time 1) trying to figure out how to get tech support for an hp calculator, and 2) how to get past the installation failure. I am recommending the product in the event that I am the only one having this problem. December 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love it I've used the 11C & the 48GX for years. I will always stay with HP for calculators. I've had the new 50G for about a week now. Still getting used to the new location of the ENTER button, but otherwise, I love it! July 11, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by NOT the HP calculator of old!! It's a piece of junk!! The documentation is poorly written in that it's hard to follow. The calculator doesn't want to interface with Windows 7. It's now sitting in a drawer; I bought a TI Voyage 200 and am using it instead. April 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Why aren't there more sales resources for the 50g? This is the best calculator (or handheld computer) on the market, and yet the only way I obtained it was that I found out about it through my father, a surveyor who uses his trusty 48gx as a data collector. He hooks it up to his instrument and does surveying with it all day. He also has had twelve 41c models over the years, one or two 11c models, and one 38sx2. He purchased 15cLE models for me and him. When I was smaller the 38 was around the house and I used it for math class. I learned to use RPN very young, and I had to use algebraic calculators at school, so I consider myself unbiased. RPN I consider RPN to be much easier than algebraic to use. It may be a little more difficult to understand the stack (my father taught me when I was six using index cards with numbers written on them arranged in a vertical line), but the knowledge pays off considering the time necessary to do large expressions and equations. Whenever I forgot my calculator to school, I hated typing the parentheses and making mistakes. I believe that an RPN calculator is an extension of your mind, because it works the exact same way. Features of the HP50g 3d graphing, as I am in highschool it will probably be for the most part useless, but I know it will be very useful in college. However, it is very fun to mess with and it is the only calculator that has this feature that I know of. The filesystem is great. I have made RPL programs that handle data written in files such as a database manager and creator and a school agenda that tells you what today's homework is. Functionality Since I am in geometry, I have to have exact answers for radical and rational equations. I use exact mode all the time and it is better than approximating radicals and rational equations with a TI-x. It is very hard to make mistakes since you are actually thinking through each step of the problem, expression...etc. and this gets me better grades and faster test times than most of my classmates. All thanks to the HP. And when I want the approximation, you don't even have to switch modes. ->num is a great tool as well. My classmates always wonder why I am so fast at calculation on a calculator, and when they come check it out, it is the greatest calculator in their opinion, better than all the TI merchandise. If there was better advertising of this product, there would be insane demand as if there was not already. Here is a sample dialog of a conversation with a TI fanboy: "Yeah, well you can play games on this calulator." "You can make games on this calculator." I say. "Ok... Best calculator ever." OR "Yeah, well you can graph on this calculator." "You can 3D graph on this calculator." I say. Some of the more practical members of our society ask me what the purpose of all this functionality and connectivity of this calculator is. This only requires a quick ~3 minute demonstration of its 771 functions. I feel indebted to HP, so I buy all of your products. I have a hp computer and am about to buy another. Thanks guys. March 14, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Calculator is far from intuitive -- too far The 50g comes with a short instructional guide which it estimates you can complete in about an hour. I couldn't complete the first ten pages of the guide in my first hour of working through it. Having owned five HP calculators since I bought my first in the early 1970s, I was already familiar with RPN. That didn't help! The 50g has over 100 flags affecting its operations, and it's hard to anticipate how those flag settings occur and how they'll affect calculator operation. I tutor college algebra and intro calculus at a community college, and I find my HP 41C way more useful than my 50g for helping students solve problems. The 50g has an 800+ page manual you can download -- which I have done. The manual shows the 50g has many features built in (why I gave it 5 stars), but mastering them will take more than a few days of work. That reward doesn't justify the effort. March 10, 2013
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Warranty information

This product is covered by the standard HP warranty

Support information

Support for this product is provided by HP Customer Care

Returns & exchange information

The HP Home & Home Office Store will accept returns or exchanges for this product up to 21 days after delivery

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