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fx-7000G to HP Prime, 28 years of history
« on: November 07, 2013, 02:56:53 pm »
Today I am pleased to present a historical picture :P

I've put together for you the first graphic in the world, launched by Casio in 1985, the fx-7000G ;) and the recent HP Prime from this back-to-school 2013! :thumbsup:
Of course, the fx-7000G has not as many features as the Prime, but it is quite complete, and still works great 28 years later ! It was strong, in this time.



Did you remember this pic I made a few months ago ? It makes the chronology of graphing and CAS calculators :)



Some models are now forgotten, TI-85/86, the first Casio ones (and we rediscovered some ones several days ago on TI-Planet ;) ), but some series, chaining evolutions like Pokemons, lived more than 20 years to the present day ! (TI-82 > 82 Stats > 82 Stats.fr, and the Flash 8x series...)

Hope those old models won't be forgotten by everybody !
Keep programming on them, guys !

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Re: fx-7000G to HP Prime, 28 years of history
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2013, 03:04:45 pm »
Wha, historic picture indeed!
It is interesting IMO to see how the calculators developed.
Also, what does the end indication mean? Last official os upgrade?

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Re: fx-7000G to HP Prime, 28 years of history
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2013, 03:10:17 pm »
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Also, what does the end indication mean?
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What indication ? "Hope those old models won't be forgotten by everybody !
Keep programming on them, guys !" ?

I'm just sad to see old calculators in the trash, when I think to the maaaany hours spent programming on those machines... :'(
I'm in love with some large-screen TI-86 games :P


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Re: fx-7000G to HP Prime, 28 years of history
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2013, 03:13:49 pm »
I mean, like the timeline thingy for the TI-89 already ended, and the time when it ends is that the time the last os was released?

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Re: fx-7000G to HP Prime, 28 years of history
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2013, 03:20:01 pm »
No, it's the date when the production stopped.

But, concerning the 89, I'm not sure of the international date. The 89 was stopped in France in 2004, i don't know about other countries.


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Re: fx-7000G to HP Prime, 28 years of history
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2013, 03:29:47 pm »
Where do all those new TI-84+'s come from then if the production stopped according to your graph ???

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Re: Re: fx-7000G to HP Prime, 28 years of history
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2013, 04:46:52 pm »
Awesome graph :)
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Re: fx-7000G to HP Prime, 28 years of history
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2013, 06:15:28 pm »
Very nice! I will definitely be saving this to use every time someone comes to me asking "when was <insert_unit> unit launched?". It will be quite useful. I can already do that with my vcalc.net HP calculator poster created by Rick Furr, but this will be helpful for the other "nameless" company's units.  ;D

Seriously, if you consider yourself a calculator fan (of any calculator), you should order one of these posters. They are amazing and quite cheap. Very, very impressive and I wholly recommend them. Has introduct and discontinuance dates, code names, features, and all sorts of great stuff. We have them hanging all over the wall over here at HP because they've been so darn helpful.

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After 7 year from the publication of the original HP Calculator poster and over 1 year in the making, I am proud to introduce the Calculators of HP Poster #2 for all HP fans. This poster shows every HP calculator made starting with the famous HP-35. It now includes pictures of 115 HP calculators and 20 peripherals made through 2012.

Each calculator is displayed with it's production start and end date, and the project codename. Lots of new information has been added including dates and code names for more of the HP41 accessories, HP-IL devices and printers.

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Re: Re: fx-7000G to HP Prime, 28 years of history
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2013, 09:37:38 pm »
That looks great Tim! O.O I am tempted to get one lol, but I wish there was also a Casio and TI one. :P
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Re: fx-7000G to HP Prime, 28 years of history
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2013, 12:13:28 am »
Well, us HP users have traditionally been the "nuts" with far too much enthusiasm for our own good. :-)

He also has some other seriously awesome posters as well. I have the curta one hanging above my desk at work (next to the hp calc one), and the telephone history one outside in the aisle.

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Re: fx-7000G to HP Prime, 28 years of history
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2013, 12:23:54 am »
Oh yeah, the famous Curta. If you disassemble it, good luck reassembling it.

But back on topic, calc history sure is interesting. I always loved history ^_^
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Re: fx-7000G to HP Prime, 28 years of history
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2013, 12:24:13 am »
Interesting :). Also, I like how the HP Prime design looks a bit similar to the 7000g in terms of brushed metal and the screen protector :P
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Re: fx-7000G to HP Prime, 28 years of history
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2013, 09:54:47 am »
Today I am pleased to present a historical picture :P
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Thanks for the nice chart/graph. I wonder, wouldn't that be possible to make it more lively (with a little of javascript help, perhaps). I mean, clicking on a calc model would show up its picture. That would be even nicer! ;)
Tip: Click image and get coordinates with Javascript