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5.0 out of 5 stars This is a superb calculator !, November 18, 2008
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I purchased this Casio ClassPad 330 through Amazon and Computer Brain Inc. I ordered the calculator on November 15 and I received it on November 18 via an express carrier. I am delighted by the responsiveness of Computer Brain and their working relationship with Amazon. It's an ideal partnership that gives buyers like me a great feeling of security, and attention at a great price.
I bought the Casio 330 AFTER I already purchased the Hewlett-Packard 50G AND the Texas Instruments nSpire with TI-84 keyboard. The HP is a quality product built to the standards of their long line of calculators. The TI nSpire represents great value for the price along with a widespread user community. I kept the HP because of its external SD storage capability although it will take me a long time to master the keyboard and internal functions. I'd rather not spend the time required with the HP to master its capability. I was a former jet aircraft pilot and I like to joke that the HP is more complex than my old aircraft cockpits. Regrettably, I returned the TI nSpire/84 because the display was so dim that my eyes hurt after ten minutes of straining. When calculators like the TI have adjustments for contrast, it's really an erroneous understanding because when you increase font contrast, you also increase the contrast of the background screen which means the font does NOT improve relative to its screen background.
The Casio 330 has tremendous contrast range which actually works. I even left the contrast setting at the default level because it is super, even for my old, tired eyes. The screen has stylus touch ability that HP and TI both lack. This makes the Casio operate a lot like a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA). It's intuitive, responsive, and fun to work with. There are applications, functions, and modes of operation common to other high-end devices along with the ability to connect to a desktop. If you feel that Casio is limited to low-end, low-cost devices, think twice and give this calculator a chance. If you purchase it from Computer Brain through Amazon, you'll discover like I did that it's the perfect solution to other troublesome calculators. One last thing-the Casio comes with a hard-shell protective case, startup manuals, cable connectors, batteries, and the best news of all - IT'S NOT PACKED IN A BUBBLE-PACK which is often impossible to open. Casio comes in a nice, "retro" box.
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Initial post: Mar 5, 2009 2:35:08 PM PST
DLF says:
And you really think that it's worth $40 more than an HP 50G for usability reasons? That just seems hard for me to believe....

Posted on Nov 24, 2009 9:17:40 PM PST
Rose Muscat says:
how do i get it sent to a residential house? haha

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 16, 2009 3:41:42 PM PST
K. Yamauchi says:
I have both 50g and ClassPad too and think that it's really worth investing 40 more bucks on getting a ClassPad. It's simply amazing, insanely faster and easier to "get used to" than the 50g. However, I sometimes prefer using the 50g because RPN is much, much, much faster for some kind of calculations. The ClassPad is like Maple (a math software for PCs) on the palm.
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