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Posted: 2/27/2006 7:27:09 PM EDT
Hey there! Thinking about going to grad school and was wanting to get opinions on calcs.

So far I've seen the HP 10BII:


and the Texas Instruments model BAII plus:


Any suggestions? I will be doing real estate analysis in my coursework.

Thanks in advance!
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 7:33:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/27/2006 7:34:07 PM EDT by twonami]
every financial geek I know is packing a HP.
The Texas Instrument are known to KB with bad batteries
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 7:34:14 PM EDT
hp all the way. It's a godsend.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 7:35:05 PM EDT
haha thanks!

only if you are using recharged batteries, right?
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 7:36:27 PM EDT
In my grad FIN class the HP 10BII was required.


Where are you getting your MBA from? I went to Texas State at San Marcos because I was a slack ass in my undergraduate.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 7:38:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By T-Ray:
In my grad FIN class the HP 10BII was required.


Where are you getting your MBA from? I went to Texas State at San Marcos because I was a slack ass in my undergraduate.



It is actually a Masters of Science in Real Estate Analysis from UNT in Denton.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 7:50:17 PM EDT
I have a TI-84 Plus Silver Edition and like it very much. YMMV
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 7:52:18 PM EDT
There is absolutely no reason to use anything except for the HP 12c
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 7:52:43 PM EDT
I use a BAII+.

Link Posted: 2/27/2006 7:53:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By T-Ray:
In my grad FIN class the HP 10BII was required.


Where are you getting your MBA from? I went to Texas State at San Marcos because I was a slack ass in my undergraduate.



Go Bobcats!
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 7:56:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Austrian:
There is absolutely no reason to use anything except for the HP 12c
www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press_kits/2003/nar/images/calculator12c.jpg



I have one of those (as do almost all of the actuaries where I work) but prefer the TI BAII+ just because it was the required calculator for the actuarial exams and is what I'm used to.


Link Posted: 2/27/2006 8:06:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/27/2006 8:08:21 PM EDT by Chairman]
Either will work fine for what you are doing. The HP seems more popular and that's what I use, but they both do the same stuff.

The HP has rubber grippy corners and a mighty fine pleather case. The TI has a hard shell that slips on as a cover. The TI is a nice poop brown. Just helping you to make an educated decision.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 9:56:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Austrian:
There is absolutely no reason to use anything except for the HP 12c
www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press_kits/2003/nar/images/calculator12c.jpg




yes
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 11:05:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MouseBoy:

Originally Posted By Austrian:
There is absolutely no reason to use anything except for the HP 12c
www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press_kits/2003/nar/images/calculator12c.jpg




yes



Unless your brain works algebraically, and not in Reverse Polish Notation. I find that most people adapt to the 17 B II more quickly than to the 12 c. But if you are a purist, you can run the 17 B in a RPN mode.

I prefer the HP 17 B II. In fact, I have not been without one ( I'm on my second, first one finally gave up the ghost after 10 years) for 16 years.

The 17 B II has a program function, where you can input your own equations, and will do cash flow calculations, Present value calculations, and statistics/Math calculator functions.

The users manual that comes with the calculator has some of the best cash flow and time value of money explanations I have ever read... and I am definitely a finance weenie.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 11:08:08 AM EDT
Also -

If you are doing a lot of Real Estate Analysis, make sure your "Excel"- Fu is strong.

You will be a spreadsheet monkey. Most of the real estate guys I know use their own, personally developed models to review their investment decisions.

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