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27 September 2011

HP-15C now in Stock at HP! No it isn't! Yes it is ! No it isn't!

Well, the HP-15C finally made it to market, and promptly sold out within a few hours. So quickly, in fact, that I didn't even get a chance to post it here before they had all gone. From the look of Ebay, many seem to be bought by speculators.

Anyway, they are back on sale at HP's online store. Oh wait... No they aren't. This time the stock lasted about half a day. All I can say is - keep an eye out for when they restock! My guess is that if they keep selling this quickly, then the Limited Edition won't be quite so limited. look to have them in stock. 4 left at the time of writing, listed at a mere $119:99. $20 more than the official HP shop, albeit Amazon have free shipping. Can we say "gouging"? I thought so. Still, it is cheaper than Ebay.

I don't think I will be buying one, I find the missing binary / hex modes too useful. Any chance of the HP-16C? Potential purchasers might like to be aware that the build quality is typical Kinpo Electronics rather than classic Hewlett Packard.


  1. Hello Mike,
    Whats happened to your precision LCR meter project? Seems like you have gone calculator mad ;)
    Regards Richard

  2. The LCR meter is still around and about. The design has had a few tweaks here and there, I'm just mainly waiting for a bit of spare cash for the PCB, precision components for calibration etc. I was hoping to have a nice commercial LCR meter which would have speeded up development, but it doesn't appear to be happening now.

    Sorry about the calculator bias. I have a couple of articles which I wrote for the blog, but just kinda got way too big, so I'm not totally sure what to do with them now!