Hewlett Packard HP-10C

Serial number 2302A01578: 1983, 2nd week, America
Accessories None
Condition Good. There are many small scratches on the front alu plate and the key tops. Apparently, the unit had been carried around without being stored in a pouch. On the left side of the keyboard some aggressive solvent has damaged the silver lining a little bit.
Many small scratches on the back as well. The left two rubber feet have almost worn off completely.

Manual: HP-10C Owner's Handbook (Bound printout from the MoHPC CD-ROMs, English, 2/1982)
Repairs, Comments
Acquired 9.2.2003
Accessory
Pouch
Acquired
15.9.2003
.
HP codename, series "0.5", Voyager
Type, Precision, Input mode Scientific, 10 BCD digits, exponent 99, Reverse Polish Notation.
Except for the tangent function with arguments near pi/2 the calculator exhibits superior precision!
Programmable Yes. No editing, no symbolic labels, partially merged keycodes.
Performance Index 1.6
Memory By default 10 storage registers 0-9 plus Last-x and 9 program steps (see MEM function). One storage register can be converted to 7 program steps, so there can be at most 79 program steps with no registers. Summation registers occupy register numbers 0-5. Permanent memory.
Display 10 digit 7 segment black&white LCD display plus sign
Special features
Original Pricing, Production 2.9.1982 ($80) - 1.3.1984 ($70)
Batteries 3x small button sized cells
Dimensions Length 7.9cm, Width 12.9cm, Height 1.5cm
Links HP-10C Owner's Handbook (PDF, English, 127 pages, 2/1982)
Forensic Result9.000417403
Comment Note that the HP-10C was released one year after the HP-11C as a low-cost alternative. This may explain why it is about 7% faster.

Calculation Correct result
HP-10C Result
Error
100/18 
40/9 
5.555555*0.5555555
40/9+50/9000 
sqrt(2E6)/1000
exp(0.005) 
exp(0.999999) 
exp(1.000001) 
exp(100)/1E43
ln(1E-6)/10
ln(0.9995)*10000 
ln(1.0005)*10000
pow10(0.005) 
pow10(0.99999) 
pow10(1.00001)/10 
pow10(80.1)/1E80 
log10(2E-8) 
log10(0.9995)*10000 
log10(1.0005)*10000 
log10(1000100) 
2^40 / 1E12 
2^1.443 
1.000001^1E6 
sin(0.01 rad)*1000 
sin(1 rad)*10 
sin(1.5608 rad)*10 
sin(800 rad)*10 
tan(0.01 rad)*100 
tan(1 rad) 
tan(1.5708 rad)/1E5 
tan(800 rad) 
asin(0.01)*100,rad 
asin(0.5)*10,rad 
asin(0.999),rad 
asin(0.99999),rad
atan(0.01)*1000,rad 
atan(0.9999)*10,rad 
atan(1.0001)*10,rad 
atan(1E4),rad 
sin(0.01 deg)*10000 
sin(50 deg)*10 
sin(89.9 deg)*10 
sin(5000 deg)*10 
tan(0.01 deg)*10000 
tan(50 deg) 
tan(89.99 deg)/1000 
tan(5000 deg)*10 
asin(0.01 deg)*10 
asin(0.5 deg)/10 
asin(0.999 deg)/10 
asin(0.99999 deg)/10
atan(0.01 deg)*10 
atan(0.9999 deg)/10 
atan(1.0001 deg)/10 
atan(1E4 deg)/10
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