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HP Business Calculators - Business Calculator Product Comparison

Introduction
The following tables display the features and functions of HP business calculator models for comparison. They include features for the HP 10b, 10bii, 12c, 17bii, and 19bii calculators.
Product overview
Feature
HP 10b/10bii
HP 12c
HP 17bii
HP 19bii
Built-in functions
over 100
over 120
over 250
over 450
Efficient keystrokes, no "compute" key
X
X
X
X
Labels clearly identify variables and results
X
X
Menus, prompts, and messages help for quick solutions
X
X
Multiple lines of display show more data
X
X
Parentheses for grouping expressions
X
X
X
Business and financial features
Feature
Feature details
HP 10b/10bii
HP 12c
HP 17bii
HP 19bii
TVM (loans, savings, and leasing):
X
X
X
X
Variable compounding for any integral number of periods per year
X
X
X
Amortization:
X
X
X
X
Labeling shows data values at a glance
X
X
X
Print table with HP 82240B IR printer
X
X
Bond price and yield to maturity
X
X
X
Bond price and yield to call
X
X
Feature
Feature details
HP 10b/10bii
HP 12c
HP 17bii
HP 19bii
Cash flow analysis:
Registers
Registers
List-based
List-based
NPV, IRR
X
X
X
X
NFV and net uniform series (NUS)
X
X
X
X
Number of cash flows
15
20
over 600
over 600
Currency conversions
X
Depreciation methods
SL, DB, SOYD
SL, DB, SOYD, ACRS
SL, DB, SOYD, ACRS
Interest rate conversions
X
X
X
Markup as % of cost and of price
X
X
X
% change, % of total
% change only
X
X
X
Unit of measurement conversions
63
Statistical and mathematical features
Feature
Feature details
HP 10b/10bii
HP 12c
HP 17bii
HP 19bii
Statistical analysis:
Cumulative
Cumulative
List-based
List-based
Std. deviation, mean, weighted mean
X
X
X
X
Linear regression
X
X
X
X
Other curve fitting methods
Log, Exp, Power
Log, Exp, Power
Forecasting, correlation, coefficient
X
X
X
X
Total, sumX, sumX2, sumY, sumY2, sumXY
X
X
X
X
Other statistical functions
3
1
7
7
+, -, *, ÷, sq'root, 1/x, ±, ln, eX, yX
X
X
X
X
LOG, 10x, pi, x2
x2 only
X
X
Trigonometry, probability, hyperbolics
X
Time and data management
Feature
Feature details
HP 10b/10bii
HP 12c
HP 17bii
HP 19bii
Clock, calendar, appointments, and alarms
X
X
Date arithmetic
X
X
X
Text application:
X
Sort and store names, addresses, etc.
X
Edit, search, and sort lists
X
Number lists with running total:
X
X
Edit, sort, and store lists
X
X
Subtotals, copy lists, label items
X
Business graphics
Feature
HP 10b/10bii
HP 12c
HP 17bii
HP 19bii
Scatter diagram/curve fit
X
Histogram
X
NPV versus interest rate
X
Customizing features
Feature
HP 10b/10bii
HP 12c
HP 17bii
HP 19bii
Customizing method
Keystroke programming
HP Solve
HP Solve
Memory capacity
99 steps
Unlimited, within available memory
Unlimited, within available memory
Conditional tests
2
7
7
Custom menus with user-defined variable names
X
X
Solve any variable without programming
X
X
Physical and operating features
Feature
HP 10b/10bii
HP 12c
HP 17bii
HP 19bii
Display size (LCD)
1-line x 12-char.
1-line x 10-digit
2-line x 22-char.
4-line x 23-char.
Entry-system logic
Algebraic
RPN
Algebraic/RPN
Algebraic/RPN
Keyboard
Numbers
Numbers
Numbers and letters
Numbers and letters
3-key memory (M, RM, M+)
X
Automatic constant (K key)
X
Memory
Feature
HP 10b/10bii
HP 12c
HP 17bii
HP 19bii
Storage registers
15
20
10
10
Additional user RAM
None
None
6500 bytes
6500 bytes
Peripherals and accessories
Feature
HP 10b/10bii
HP 12c
HP 17bii
HP 19bii
Optional Infrared printer
X
X

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