HP-17B is an algebraic entry financial and business calculator manufactured by Hewlett-Packard, introduced on 4 January 1988 along with the HP-19B, HP-27S and the HP-28S. It was a simplified business model, like the 19B. There were two versions, the US one working in English only, and the international one with a choice of six languages (English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese).
|Entry mode||Algebraic, RPN|
|Power supply||3 button sized cells|
|Dimensions||14.7cm Length , 7.8cm Width , 1.5cm Height.|
HP-17B code name was Trader and it belonged to the Pioneer series of Hewlett-Packard calculators. It had a 132x16 LCD dot matrix, 22x2 characters, menu-driven display, used a Saturn processor and had a memory of 8000 bytes, of which 6750 bytes were available to the user for variable and equation storage. The HP-17B had a clock with alarm that allowed for basic agenda capabilities, as well an infrared port for printing to some Hewlett-Packard infrared printers.
The 17B was replaced by the HP 17BII (F1638A) (code name Trader II) in January 1990, which added RPN entry.
The 17BII was replaced by the HP 17bII+ in 2003. Two significantly different case variants of the 17bII+ exist. The newer 17bII+ (F2234A), introduced in 2007, with Sunplus Technology SPLB31A CPU was developed and is manufactured by Kinpo Electronics.
- HP page of Christoph Gießelink scripts for the HP-17B and more
- "HP 17bII+ Virtual Calculator". Hewlett Packard. 2012-12-10. Archived from the original on 2016-03-20. Retrieved 2017-09-17.