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Hewlett-Packard HP-67

Date of introduction:  July 1, 1976 Display technology:  LED
New price:  $450 (MSRP 1976) Display size:  10 + 2 
Size:  5.9" x 3.2" x 1.40"
 151 x 81 x 36 mm3
   
Weight:  10.5 ounces, 298 grams Serial No:  1702A01984
Batteries:  3*NiCd AA-size Date of manufacture:  wk 02 year 1977
AC-Adapter:  HP-82002 Origin of manufacture:  United States
Precision:  10 Integrated circuits:  
Memories:  26    
Program steps:  224 Courtesy of:  Ken H. Meine

Hewlett Packard improved the HP-65 in the year 1976 to compete with the Texas Instruments SR-52. The new HP-67 featured 224 merged program steps and 26 memories instead of 100 partially merged steps and 9 memories found in the HP-65.

The HP-67 still uses the Reverse Polish Notation with the [ENTER] key instead the usual [=] key.

The rivalry between calculator users of Hewlett Packard and Texas Instruments products battled a long time introducing a lot of funny benchmark programs and programming tricks before the HP-41C appeared and the race was decided.

Learn more about Mostek Calculator Integrated Circuits.

The featured HP-67 with Date code 1702A manufactured in January 1977 by Hewlett Packard in ithe United States is powered by 3 AA-size rechargeable batteries. This HP-67 was provided by fellow collector Ken H. Meine and we decided not to disassemble it.


 

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Joerg Woerner, May 3, 2002. No reprints without written permission.