Desktop calculators

Was wondering what calculators were the favourites among Accountants and Bookkeepers ?

 

I have a little Casio HR-8TEC,  but sure I will need a heavy duty model soon.

Suggestions / Recomendations  ? 

 

 

 

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scalloway's picture

Windows Calculator or Excel

scalloway | | Permalink

I haven't used a desktop calculator in years! As Excel is generally open I do any calculations on a blank bit of spreadsheet and delete it when I'm done. Otherwise I use Windows Calculator.

Calc

Nash Vermont | | Permalink

I use a TI BA-II+. Haven't used anything else in a long while.

Calculator

Chris Floyd | | Permalink

I have a Sharp Elsi Mate EL-337E with a sticky "1" key!

kerrym's picture

or my iPhone

kerrym | | Permalink

If I don't have Excel open, I now use a calculator on my iPhone. 

The Minion's picture

oh happy days

The Minion | | Permalink

I had a former (female) partner who had bought a huge sharp calculator from the local pound shop (yes it cost a pound).

It was cheap because the shop bought in rejects and ends of line and instead of the five being in the middle it had another seven.

It wasnt even that that i found fascinating, it was the fact that she had snopaked (a form of white paint that was used to correct errors in the days of pen and ink - ask your senior partner) and written five over the seven!

Dodgy calculator £1

Women's logic - priceless!

"I now use a calculator on my iPhone"

chatman | | Permalink

I am always amazed by the fact that iPhone owners always say "my iPhone" when everyone else says "my phone". I would have thought every phone has a calculator on it these days. It took the iPhone a while to catch up with other phones, so you can generally assume that if the iPhone can do it, most other phones can too.

kerrym's picture

iPhone rather than phone

kerrym | | Permalink

Not sure why you'd be surprised chatman - it's just another example of how well Apple's marketing has worked! Certainly has on me :-)

Moving well off topic:

Apple has created a set of followers who just love their products.  Their followers cannot fully explain why they love their devices.  I liken it to Alfisti (lovers of Alfa Romeo cars) - that's another set of followers who cannot fully explain why they love their cars. (Great strategy if you can achieve it - though Apple do a better job of exploiting it than Alfa.)

Kerry

 

"Not sure why you'd be surprised chatman - it's just another exa

chatman | | Permalink

Good point. I suppose what I should really say is that I am amazed how good their marketing is. It really is second to none.

Having said that, I still do not understand why iPhone users feel they have to state the make of their smart phone where others don't, unless they do not realise that it is only a smart phone,

thisistibi's picture

Excel & real calculator combo

thisistibi | | Permalink

I agree with above poster that Excel is the master calculator.

I also have a Casio scientific calculator, maybe habit but sometimes you want to add up some numbers and it seems the quickest way.

Very little surprises me

Barry1971a | | Permalink

chatman wrote:

Good point. I suppose what I should really say is that I am amazed how good their marketing is. It really is second to none.

Having said that, I still do not understand why iPhone users feel they have to state the make of their smart phone where others don't, unless they do not realise that it is only a smart phone,

I think it is a case of one-upmanship. Based on the people I know who say iPhone instead of simply phone they see their phone as a status symbol or a gauge of how successful they are. It's a case of look at me, I have an iPhone.

Sometime it does make sense if it is an abbreviation. If we all called them telephones then I can see that iPhone would be used. I certainly say iPod instead of my MP3 player.

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