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HP 12CP Financial Calculator

Last Updated: 31 Dec 2018 (Refresh Now)
8.3
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Product Reliability
 15
year, hp, calculator, 30 years, 12
+73%
-27%
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" ...  It is the standard in his industry and his old one finally was giving up after 30+ years.  ...  "
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" ...  still the same great product as my first one purchase many year ago.  ...  "
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" ...  Had to replace my older HP 12C, 30+ years.  ...  "
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" ...  It performed wonderfully for 36 years. ... So I found myself after 37 years needing to replace it. ... The platinum model has been working great for about 2 months now.  ...  "
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" ...  She's been using one she's had for I want to say almost 20 years.  ...  "
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" ...  The last one quite working prematurely. ... However, I have others that I have used for years and they never failed.  ...  "
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" ...  I've been using HP 12C calculators since they first came out -- and yes, that was a long time ago!  ...  "
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" ...  the first one i had , many years ago was made in USA its the calculator to have  ...  "
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Ease of Use
 10
used, financial, easy to use, user, well
+80%
-20%
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" ...  You may have a leaning curve but once you used to it, it's very easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Best financial calculator on the market, easy to use, quick, professional, well made and well set out  ...  "
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" ...  Makes financial calculations a breeze!  ...  "
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" ...  They work for sure, and the RPN is easy to get used to if you haven't used it before - plus you can easily change it to the typical Algebra mode if needed. ... I've used the comparable TI calculators, and they are much more user-friendly, but again, if you are buying this calculator it's like for nostalgic reasons and you will learn to love it.  ...  "
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" ...  Works quick and easy for any TVM calculations.  ...  "
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" ...  There are also plenty of tutorials online with example problems that teach you how to perform specific functions.  ...  "
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" ...  It's a little hard to use for your first time, but when you are used to it, you will love it!  ...  "
Build Quality
 10
would, one, feels, build, nice leather
+60%
-40%
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" ...  or at least that was the gold standard when I was going to college eons ago?  ...  "
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" ...  much better the original one, better build  ...  "
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" ...  The build quality is absolutely exceptional and it would make a great gift for any one in the Finance field - even if it's just to display on their desk.  ...  "
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" ...  The BIG surprise was the sturdy, protective leather case that was included.  ...  "
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" ...  comes with case.  ...  "
Apps
 8
financial calculator, use, hp, financial, hp12c
+100%
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" ...  This is the foundational Financial calculator  ...  "
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" ...  Use this and ou will never want to use another calculator  ...  "
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" ...  I downloaded the English PDF online!  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this calculator, first HP calculator, specifically for the financial feature.  ...  "
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" ...  very useful financial calculator  ...  "
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" ...  I no longer carried it with me everywhere, because I added an HP12C app to my iPhone, so I always have the capability with me.  ...  "
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" ...  This my third calculator.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a great financial calculator.  ...  "
Delivery
 8
shipping, received, new, day
+100%
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" ...  Arrived a day early and was a great value :)  ...  "
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" ...  perfect shipped quickly and arrived as described  ...  "
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" ...  Item in great condition.  ...  "
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" ...  Received and am enjoying to this day.  ...  "
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" ...  Product packaged like new and works great!  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived on time.  ...  "
Controls
 6
click, buttons, numeric, number, intermittently
+50%
-50%
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" ...  Whenever numeric keys are depressed, intermittently the depressed number appears twice causing an erroneous result.  ...  "
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" ...  even to clear the display you have to click 3 different buttons, while on other calculators you simply press on/off button.  ...  "
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" ...  My 0 button broke and the 1 button occasionally sticks.  ...  "
Marketplace
 6
happy, amazon, exactly, advertised
+67%
-33%
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" ...  I am very happy with it and I can only purchase through Amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  Very good quality and I'm happy with the seller.  ...  "
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" ...  It's exactly as advertised.  ...  "
User Manual
 5
manual, instruction manual, cd, also, user
-100%
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" ...  (The enclosed CD did include a full manual in English, but have to use an electronic device to use it.)  ...  "
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" ...  The two user manuals are only in Spanish.  ...  "
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" ...  The only problem is the packaging and instruction manual are not in English!!!!! ... If I receive a manual in English without my being inconvenienced, I will up my rating.  ...  "
Features
 5
algebraic mode, rpn, functions, algebraic
+80%
-20%
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" ...  It has many features although I won't come close to using them all.  ...  "
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" ...  There are also plenty of tutorials online with example problems that teach you how to perform specific functions.  ...  "
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" ...  This "Platinum" version has some features that I have not seen before, such as the ability to toggle between Reverse-Polish-Notation (RPN) and algebraic.  ...  "
Design
 5
comes, case, calculator
+80%
-20%
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" ...  I got the 12CP for the vintage appeal.  ...  "
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" ...  The classic calculator.  ...  "
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" ...  needed it for work - has a case - love it.  ...  "
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" ...  comes with case.  ...  "
Comfort
 5
financial, feels, feel
+60%
-40%
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" ...  Best calculator, hands down.  ...  "
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" ...  Not only does it allow you to enjoy all the financial functions at the tip of your fingers, it is a powerhouse when doing chain arithmetic.  ...  "
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" ...  For everyday stuff and financial this calculator is the standard - Buttons have a great feel - all have the same responsiveness/feel.  ...  "
For Kids
 4
+100%
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" ...  It's old school and the best financial calculator around.  ...  "
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" ...  worked out great for my daughter  ...  "
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" ...  Old School HP - a CPA's dream  ...  "
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" ...  needed for school  ...  "
Price
 4
investment, financial, finance, 1983
+100%
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" ...  Worth the price  ...  "
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" ...  Much better price than in-store.  ...  "
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" ...  Best financial calc on the market!  ...  "
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" ...  I got a B on my Finance final so it was worth the investment!  ...  "
Display Clarity
 4
+75%
-25%
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" ...  "Texas BAII Plus" had better screen and is more simple and intuitive to use.  ...  "
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" ...  The lettering on the face is bright and easy to read.  ...  "
Size
 4
briefcase
+75%
-25%
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" ...  Easy to use, small enough to get into a shirt pocket so you can take it everywhere, does the work one needs.  ...  "
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" ...  A bit bulkier than the usual vinyl, but much more protective for the unit, especially when it's in my briefcase.  ...  "
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" ...  needed it for work - has a case - love it.  ...  "
Battery Life
 4
cr2032, common, also
+25%
-75%
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" ...  The calculator no longer turns on and I have tried replacing the batteries.  ...  "
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" ...  I put new batteries, but it did not help.  ...  "
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" ...  During the exam I tried resetting it in the back and even taking out the batteries.  ...  "
Print Quality
 3
12c, years
+100%
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" ...  I grew up with the HP 12C .  ...  "
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" ...  I got through business school in the early 80s using an HP 12c.  ...  "
Keyboard
 3
tactile, numeric, number, intermittently, depressed
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Calculator does work, has click keys and performs.  ...  "
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" ...  The tactile feedback on this keyboard is good.  ...  "

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