HP-17BII-Financial-Calculator

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HP 17bII Calculator with 250 Financial / Statistical Functions

Easy to user financial calculator for students and professionals in real estate, finance, accounting and business.

  • Over 250 built-in functions
  • Algebraic notation
  • Reverse Polish notation
  • Business/finance features
  • 2-line, 22-character LCD

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Easy To Use HP 17bII Calculator

With the HP 17bII financial calculator, you can perform more than 250 business and statistical functions from wherever you happen to be. You can calculate loan payments, amortization, interest rates and conversion, internal rate of return, net present value, bond price and yield, depreciation, and percentages, to name only a few.

The bottom line on the two-line display shows the menu labels for the five major menus in the calculator: Financial, Business Percentages, Statistics, Time Manager, and Equation Solver. The menu keys allow you to shift between functions. The top line shows the numbers or letters you enter and the resulting calculation. Each menu has subfunctions and built-in variables for greater complexity. A beeper sounds when you press the wrong key, when an error occurs, or when you are late for an appointment.



User Reviews

User: tmark
User Rating: ★★★★
Contrary to several reviews espousing this calculator and simultaneously mentioning the CFA exams, as of this past year the 17BII is NO LONGER allowed for use in the CFA exams. This may be a wonderful calculator, and I am thinking of buying one for other purposes, but if you plan to buy one for use in the CFA program, do NOT buy this calculator - buy the TI BAIIPlus or the HP-12C (the latter is my favorite).

 

User: Mike Hofmeister
User Rating: ★★★★★
Traded my HP 17bII calculator in for this baby and couldn't be happier. Much faster and user-friendly, with alphanumeric display and great solver functionality. Easy to program too, programming on the 17bii was so clumsy and convoluted as to be unusable. It can be held in your left hand and operated with your thumb only, something you can't do with the 12c because of the horizontal form factor.
I'm more and more convinced that the popularity of the 12c is a clear sign that finance people don't have much of a clue when it comes to technology.

 

User: Bachelier
User Rating: ★★★★★
After the classic HP17bii, this is the best financial calculator they ever made. My old one hasn't worn out, but I bought a NIB replacement at auction for when it does. This has all the functionality of the more cumbersom 19B, but in a better designed handheld size. I love my 17bII calculator, but this is the calculator I wish I had in grad school. The keys are fantastic, the menus are logical and fluid, the case is super rugged, and it is just all around excellent. I'm a messy klutz and have dropped mine and sat on it dozens of times and it still works like a the day I turned it on. I wish HP would re-issue it.

 

User: Eric E. Haas
User Rating: ★★★★★
I've been using this for about ten years.

I am a financial planner/advisor. I use this EVERY DAY. I like that it allows you to use RPN (reverse polish notation). My only complaint is that the four registers it has could be increased a bit. This isn't often a problem for me, but how hard would it be to have ten, instead of four?

This is just a fantastic product.

 

User: NeurasthenicVINE VOICE
User Rating: ★★★★★
HP has released this calculator in several revisions, including the 17BII (gold faceplate), and the 17BII+ with silver faceplate, then 17BII+ with gold faceplate. They're similar but not identical, and the newer varieties are not obviously preferable to the older ones. In particular, with each revision the screen got better and the keyboard got worse. The original model has a very narrow viewing angle and has to be viewed almost straight-on. The BII+ gold is better, and the BII+ silver (the newest one) is best. With keypads, the original is most solid and the new one is lousy, lacking even an oversized INPUT key.

The newer ones have more memory, but they're not any quicker than the original. I never program mine anyway; I always have a laptop nearby if I need something that the built-in functions can't handle.

 

User: Fjaxyu
User Rating: ★★★★
This was an awesome calculator, did some really incredible things. My biggest problem with it, is that it was very confusing to learn and get used to the interface and memorizing all of the calculations and inputs, but after a while it becomes second nature.
Overall, great calculator but wish it didn't cost so much.

 

User: Sean D.
User Rating: ★★★★★
I've been using this calculator since I was in college 20 years ago, and it's still going strong. 20 years!

It's clearly a workhorse, but it's also practical and has about 99% of the functions I need for financial calcs I do regularly. Yes of course if you're doing a huge analysis excel is better suited, but for quick and dirty calcs you do day to day it can't be beat.

I had formerly used a 12-C in high school but this is much better, more intuitive and has more functionality.

I am also an RPN fanatic and when I have to use a 'regular' calculator it's so slow and frustrating. Yes it seems a little weird at first but invest the time to get over that hump and you'll be doing lightning fast calcs before you know it.

Just do it!