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HP-28C

- Advanced statistics

e Unit conversion State of the Art
" 250 programmable com- Scientific Calculator
mends and functiona
' 60 direct keyboard
" Separate alpha and
numeric keyboards
e Four-line LCD display
* Infrared printer interface
" Folding "clamshell" case --
Battery power (3" N" Cells)
Mfg. Sugg. Ret. $235
HP-41 Hand Held
Computing System
U33' FREE'
3 a w Advantage
s o 3 3 Module
gUWe Portable. Battery operated.
* * Carry the HP-41 in your
0 ' *pocket or briefcase.
" Built-in operating system.
HP-41CV12K< operating aystern
HP-41CV allows for immediate solu-
Mfr Sugg. Ret. $179 tions to complex problems.
$ Four input/output ports.
$ Plug in ROM Software

Tomorrow's Electronic Life
What's up the line for electronics
consumers-on the job and at
home? A look at the future:
The Workplace. Whether you
plan to program computers, run a
restaurant, manage a clothing
store, open a travel agency, report
the news, or design homes-the
electronics of tomorrow will be
there to help you.
Information will mean power
(and jobs). Computerized data

bases will become even more ac-
cessible to researchers in all
fields-from music scholars to
bankers, newspaper reporters to
legal clerks. The "next generation"
of computers will be able to coach
users through tricky programs,
double-check a bookkeeper's math,
or scan publications for articles
related to your pet project.
The high-tech workstation of the
future will start right under your
nose-on your desk! The "elec-
tronic desk" will combine the func-

HP-41CX
Mfr. Sugg. Ret. $249
$179
*Send proof of purchase to
Hewlett-Packard and receive
FREE Advantage ROM
Module. Mfr. Sugg. Ret. $49

modules or add to existing
memory capacity with plug-
in memory modules.
" HP41CV-2233 bytes of
memory or 319 data
registers.
" HP4tCX-3122 bytes of
memory or 446 data
registers plus time and
calendar functions.

Offer good 8/15/87 thru 10/31/87
HP-12C
W I J Financial Calculator
- -- -- ~ $62 002*,
S. '*Price reflects $10 mail-in
rebate from Hewlett-Packard.
The standard for Finance $72 Elek-Tek Price
and Real Estate
" Solve interest and amor- -10 Rebate
tization problems
" Discount cash flows $62 Your Final Cost
" Find bond yields & Offer good 8/15/87
maturity dates thru 10/31/87
" Determine depreciation
schedules
" Examine business trends plus shipping & handling
" HP11C Scientific $41
* HPI5C Adv. Scientific $72
* HP16CProgrammer $86
" HP18C BusinessConsultant $135
" HP82240A Infrared Printer-18C28C $100
" HP82104A Card Reader-HP-41 $139
" HP82143A Thermal Printer-HP-41 $275
" HP2225 ThinkJet Printer (All) $350
All HP Accessories Discounted Too!
p H WLETT Authorized
[hr3 PACKARD Hewlett-Packard
Dealer
CALL TOLL FREE 800-621-1269
EXCEPT ILLINOIS, ALASKA
CANADIAN TOLL FREE 800-458-9133
Corporate Accts. Invited. M". Ord. $1500. Visa or MasterCard by Mail
or Phone. Mail Cashier's Check, Mon. Ord., Personal Check. Add $4.88
1st item. (AK, HI, R., Canada add $1000 tirst item) $1.08 ea. addI shpg.
& handl. Shipments to IL address add 7% tax. Prices subj. to change.
WRlTEforfree catalog. RETURN POLICY: DefectivesOnly: Most products
replaced within 30 days of purchase with identical merchandise only.
Computer and large peripherals replaced only when defective on arrival
(within 3 work days of delivery). Other problems covered by mfr. war-
ranty. ALL ELEK-TEK MERCHANDISE IS BRAND NEW, FIRST QUALITY
AND COMPLETE. Immediate delivery on all above items.
DUNS #09-718-0517

Buying the "Right Stuff"
It's been known to happen: You go out with a wad of cash
and a burning desire for a meaningful relationship with high
technology. You come back short on cash, long on frustration, and
wondering just what you bought.
Can you keep it from happening to you? Buying the "right stuff"
isn't that hard ... if you play by the rules. Think of it this way: Buy-
ing electronic equipment is like buying a car (and sometimes just as
expensive!); the more certain you are of what you want, the better
your chances of making a satisfying purchase. Follow these four
suggestions:
ONE: Buy machines that DO what you want. Sounds
simple-but you'd be surprised how many people buy electronic
hardware (the machinery) without knowing exactly what it can do.
If you're tracking down a good PC, for instance, look at software
first. Decide on the best programs for your needs-and buy a com-
puter that will run them.
TWO: Insist on a "test drive" before you buy. Are you putting
together a PC system: computer, monitor, printer, software? Hook
it all up and watch it work. Does it do what you want? Whenever
possible, test-run electronic equipment in the store and back in your
living quarters before deciding if it's a "keeper." Before you make
your purchase, however, find out how the store handles returned
merchandise.
THREE: Don't change your mind in the store. Before you reach
the point of purchase, do some market research. Read up on what's
available and how it's rated by independent sources. Know the go-
ing prices and who's selling what for how much. Write yourself a
note and take it with you when you shop: "Why am I buying this
machine? What do I want it to do? How much can I afford to
spend?" Then, don't change your mind-at- least, not without
sleeping on it!
FOUR: Know exactly what you're getting. Ask to see the product
warranty. How long does it last? What does it cover? Find out the
repair and maintenance procedures. Does the store do the work or
will you have to send the product to the manufacturer? Find out if
the cost includes any extras: lessons on how to use the equipment, a
discount on related purchases, etc. Qr

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