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== Reviews ==
 
== Reviews ==
* '''By TI-Planet.org''' - French and English : [http://tiplanet.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=12682 PC Software review] - [http://tiplanet.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=12805 Hands-on review] - Hardware review
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* '''By TI-Planet.org''' - French and English : [http://tiplanet.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=12682 PC Software review] - [http://tiplanet.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=12805 Hands-on review] - [http://tiplanet.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=12821&lang=en Hardware review]
 
* '''By hpgraphingcalc.org - Chris Olley''' - English : http://www.themathszone.com/?p=480
 
* '''By hpgraphingcalc.org - Chris Olley''' - English : http://www.themathszone.com/?p=480
 
* '''By "compsystems"''' - Spanish : http://www.adictoshp.org/topic/350-emulator-review-hp-prime-virtual-calculator-on-pc/
 
* '''By "compsystems"''' - Spanish : http://www.adictoshp.org/topic/350-emulator-review-hp-prime-virtual-calculator-on-pc/

Revision as of 19:00, 10 August 2013

HP Prime Graphing Calculator
HP prime front picture.png
The HP Prime calculator
Type Graphing
Manufacturer HP
Release September 2013
Latest OS ?
General
Input method RPN, Textbook, Infix
Precision 12
Screen type 16-bit Color, multitouch TFT
Screen size 320x240px ; 3.5"
CPU
Processor ARM9 (Samsung S3C2416)
Frequency 400 MHz max
Programming
Language(s) Available HP-Basic
RAM Memory 32 MB
ROM Memory 256 MB
Interfaces
Connection Micro-USB
Other
Battery Li-Ion Rechargeable battery
Mass 228g
Dimensions 182 x 85.8 x 139 mm
Price ~ 155€
Discovered Late March 2013

The HP Prime is a CAS-capable graphing galculator from HP announced in 2013.
It features a 3.5", 16-bit color, multi-touch, TFT screen with a 320x240px resolution.

Software side

Features

The CAS is based on the open-source XCas engine, an powerful and advanced one, made to operate more like Maple, MATLAB, Mathematica, as opposed to something like the Nspire's CAS, which is made to be easy.[1]

OS version history

  • Pre-releases versions (from leak(s) and testers) : from rev. 3xxx to 4980

Modifications

None yet.

Hardware Side

Components

These have been found on the DVT prototype models. Production models may have different components.

( Source : http://tiplanet.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=12821&lang=en )


Processor :

  • Architecture : ARM (ARM9 ; 32 bit)
  • Core : ARM926EJ-S
  • Manufacturer : Samsung
  • Reference : S3C2416
  • Specs : 16KB I-cache; 16KB D-cache/MMU
  • Frequency : 2 Modes : 266 MHz and 400 MHz
  • Note : Features 2D Acceleration
  • Official "Product Brief" (PDF)
  • Official Manual (PDF)


RAM Memory :

  • Type : DDR SDRAM
  • Manufacturer : Hynix
  • Reference : H5MS2562NFR E3M
  • Capacity : 32 MB (256Mb (x16 device) = 4M x 4Bank x 16 I/O)
  • Manufacturer Official Page
  • Datasheet (Closest JFR model)


Flash Memory :

  • Type : Flash NAND
  • Manufacturer : Samsung
  • Reference : K9F2G08U0C SCB0
  • Capacity : 256 MB (2 Gb)
  • Datasheet


Screen :

  • Type : TFT
  • Manufacturer : ?
  • Reference : ?
  • Dimensions : 3.5" (8,9 cm)
  • Resolution : 320×240 px
  • Pixel density : 114 ppi
  • Color : Yes , 16-bit;
  • Other : Capacitive multi-touch layer


Battery :

  • Type : Rechargeable Battery
  • Technology: Lithium-Ion
  • Manufacturer : WiseWod Tehnology Co.
  • Reference : 484461AR
  • IEC 61960 Number : 1ICP6/51/63
  • Dimensions : 4.8 * 43.8 * 61 mm
  • Nominal voltage : 3.7 V
  • Max. capacity : 1500 mAh
  • Energy: 5.55 Wh
  • Impedance : <= 60 mΩ

Hardware Revisions

  • Early / First (known) revisions (prototype):
  • The calculator was named "HP Advanced Graphing Calculator"
  • The back color is white
  • The D-Pad was silver-colored
  • DVT Prototypes:
  • The calculator gets the name "HP Prime Graphing Calculator"
  • The D-Pad gets black-colored
  • Production models :
  • The calculator gets its back color changed to Black.

Programming

About half of the RAM is taken up by the OS, the other half is free.[1]

HP-Basic

  • Very compatible with the HP 39Gii's BASIC. (mostly additions and fixes)
  • Lists are array pointers.[1]
  • Objects work through reference counters. You can have a single object reference in many places - it could be hardcoded in the main memory, or a user object on the home screen, or a variable.[1]
  • All characters are UTF16.[1]
  • Once exported, functions act like they are built in.
  • The advanced grapher uses interval based math, and cannot be mixed with user functions.[1]

Native

No native programming capabilities are offered by default.

Emulation

HP Provides a free Windows software (runs correctly in Wine on other platforms) reproducing the handheld behaviour.
It is not a emulator, but a simulator (the codebase has been recompiled for Windows).[2]
It's estimated to run between 5 and 10 times faster than the handheld depending on the application. [3]

Reviews

On the market

See Also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 'tw_hpcalc' (Tim Wessman, HP) - Aug. 08/09, 2013 on Omnimaga's IRC chat
  2. Tim Wessman, 30 July 2013, 9:42 p.m. - On HP-Museum
  3. Personal experiments show the software is up to 10x faster for graphing advanced plots in the demo gallery

External links