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black HP17bII

DSC_7886I think you all know that there was a black version of the HP17bII. You can find a comparative picture besides this text. But does anyone know where was it produced? When? Does it have the same quality as the rest? (As I don’t have my sample anymore, I can’t recall whether there was any difference at all!)

For my taste, it looks so much better than the bland, brownish color… all of them should have been black! It looks so much more professional.

Frequent readers of this blog know that I am not too fond of the new HP35s; however, it is one of the best looking calculators ever made. Anyone with technical inclination that sees it wants one. Then, when you compare with a fully fledged hp41cl… but that’s another story. The point here is that purely black calculators look fantastic.

I would really appreciate your answers to the questions above!

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Black HP17bII

I have just received the black HP 17bII that I had been looking for.
Does anybody know when these units where made? The pictures herebelow compare it with another calculator with the typical, uglier colours. Both are made in Indonesia,but you can see the difference. Even the pouch is black instead of brown, and seems to be of better quality:

I have just received the black HP 17bII that I had been looking for.

Does anybody know when these units where made? The pictures herebelow compare it with another calculator with the typical, uglier colours. Both are made in Indonesia,but you can see the difference. Even the pouch is black instead of brown, and seems to be of better quality:







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