For more than one year this hp49g was subjected to my University use. I have to admit that I use it several hours a week, especially after discovering how effective Polish notation reverse is difficult to use a normal calculator. Let's see what produced this use in a delicate new "made in china" calculator.
HP made an excellent choice with this device's screen. Its high contrast has not diminished one iota since I bought it:
Although the plastic used in the casing is fairly firm and light, the Golden paint is of very low quality. This is not aesthetically important for me, but the problem it is the fact that the labels of the functions of each button is fading away:
I can certainly say that the keyboard is the worst designed area of the calculator. I would have preferred a rubber membrane keyboard rather than the current plastic keyboard, although I admit I have colleagues who, with moderate use, achieve greater durability of the same:
Behind and within the calculator
Inside the device, everything looks clean. Because this device is pretty well sealed and there is even barely dust inside. Something that can be seen is the modification to the battery compartment, in early versions of the device the main lid included a piece of rubber and the positive terminal of the battery was much shorter, so it did not worked properly with certain battery brands:
Inside the calculator (I'm impressed with the fact that this device have almost no screws), at the center of the first image you can see Samsung ARM processor running at 75 mhz: