|HP codename, series||Tycoon (HP-19B), Champion/Clamshell|
|Type, Precision, Input mode||Business, 12 BCD digits, exponent ±499, Algebraic|
|Programmable||No, but a versatile solver is
|Memory||6690 bytes free|
|Display||138x32 pixel black&white LCD, 23x4 characters|
|Special features||Folding design, the top half can
be flipped all the way to
the back of the calculator.
Equation solver, statistics functions, calendar functions, appointment manager, textual database, and many financial functions. Infrared printer port, works with the HP Infrared Printer.
The newer unit supports RPN as well as algebraic entry. There's also support to swap the x- and y-register and to rotate down the 4-level stack. The MODES menu has an additional entry to switch between algebraic and RPN mode. Also, there is a new DEMO mode.
|Original Pricing, Production||HP-19B: 4.1.1988 - 1/1990, $175.
HP-19BII: 1/1990 - end 2002, $175
|Dimensions||Length 15.9cm, Width 9.4cm (closed), 18.9cm (open) Height 1.8cm (closed)|
Financial And Business Calculators (PDF, English, 73 pages, by L.J.
Gitman and J. Madura)
HP-27S, HP-19B Step-by-Step Solutions: Technical Applications (PDF, English, 56 pages, Nov 1988)
Manual: HP-19BII Financial Calculator Owner's Manual (PDF, English, 368 pages, 3rd edition dated 9/1992)
|Comment||HP's last Champion model. For a
bug report see HP-17BII.
Whereas the HP-19BII is still sold frequently (as of 2003) the HP-19B is very hard to find anywhere.
Apparently, there were a number of different models:
Note that the labelling is a bit confusing: All HP-19B/BII are labelled "Business Consultant II" in order to distinguish them from the HP-18C which was labelled "Business Consultant". Then there is the difference between HP-19B (algebraic only) and HP-19BII (algebraic plus RPN).
I don't know a way to have the HP-19BII display its software version number.
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