HP-41X Alpha Legend Style

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HP-41X Alpha Legend Style

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Which of the 2 different styles used by HP is more useful today for the back of the 41X, the original 41C/CV version (w/APPEND ASTO, ARCL, etc.) or the later 41CX style which omits most of those and instead shows the ED key assignments instead? Of course the new keys and locations need to be adjusted, but which of the 2 styles is more useful, AND WHY??

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Re: HP-41X Alpha Legend Style

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Shouldn't an DM41X be as much as possible looke like the real thing, an HP41CX that is?
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Re: HP-41X Alpha Legend Style

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How many use ED?
I never did.

Anyhow I do not have a need to look at the back to find my alphas: I still remember them.

So, in the end, no strong opinion.
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Re: HP-41X Alpha Legend Style

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Why not both ?
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Re: HP-41X Alpha Legend Style

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There are many valid reasons to include the secondary alpha assignnents on the rear shell: tradition, newbies, senility, rare use of the 41...

But one should also take time to include elements from swissmicro's dm41x manual. Not sure yet, which would be needed, but I strongly suggest we should look into it together,

I've seen a rear shell design for the WP34s which also makes use of that opportunity. And there are off images already that serve as workarounds for quick reference...
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Re: HP-41X Alpha Legend Style

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I often use ED$ but also 41Z+ and also ...
Then I work with impressions on SELPHY according to my desires. So I don't even have to turn my calculator over. Very handy.
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Re: HP-41X Alpha Legend Style

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anetzer wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:03 am
I've seen a rear shell design for the WP34s which also makes use of that opportunity.
Yes in principle but you've seen the WP43S.
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Re: HP-41X Alpha Legend Style

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I never used ED so I vote for the CV back.
Maybe a multicolour CV/CX combi is possible ?
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Re: HP-41X Alpha Legend Style

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Walter wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:38 am
Yes in principle but you've seen the WP43S.
How could a typo not wither under your austere gaze...
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Re: HP-41X Alpha Legend Style

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anetzer wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:19 pm
Walter wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:38 am
Yes in principle but you've seen the WP43S.
How could a typo not wither under your austere gaze...
Feel free to correct it before someone else finds it. Yes, you can. 8-)
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