HP 12C Financial Programmable Calculator


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UPC: 88698000120   Part: 12C#ABA


  • A time-tested performer, the HP 12c has an easy-to-use layout, one-line LCD display and efficient RPN data entry. Easily calculate loan payments, interest rates and conversions, standard deviation, percent, TVM, NPV, IRR, cash flows, bonds and more. Over 120 built in functions. Ideal for real estate, finance, accounting, economics and business work. Permitted for use on the CFP and CFA Certification Exams, and GARP FRM Exam.


  • Easy-to-use layout with easy-to-read labels
  • Attractive one line x 10-character LCD display
  • Select business functions at your fingertips
  • Great mix of statistic, business and math functions
  • Read display results easily, even at an angle
  • Suitable for finance, accounting, economics and business work


  • One year warranty. For details, contact HP Customer Support.

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Internal specs

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Best used for

  • Real Estate; Banking; Finance; Business Studies; Accounting

Permission usage

  • Certified Financial Planner; CFA; GARP FRM

Built-in functions

  • Over 120

Financial functions

  • TVM, NPV, IRR cash flows, amortization, depreciation and more

Memory registers

  • 20


  • 1 CR2032 battery

Power off memory protection

  • Yes

External specs

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  • 1 line x 10 characters; 10 x 7-segment, single line

Display type

  • LCD

Dimensions (W x D x H)

  • 8.0 x 1.52 x 12.9 cm

  • 3.1 x 0.6 x 5.1 in


  • 116 g

  • with batteries

  • with batteries

  • 1 year warranty

What's in the box

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  • Calculator, batteries, user manual, pouch

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Customer ratings and reviews for HP 12C Financial Programmable Calculator

Rated 4 out of 5 by Fast 12C, flawed keyboards from CY factory The HP 12C, now in "+" form 150x as fast as original HP12C. The HP 12C remains the icon of financial mastery even today, and the lightening fast speed is a delight. Production runs from the Inventec CY factory (with the large % sign) can have unresponsive or sticky keys, though. Mine repeats numbers. I have used HP 12C's daily since the USA 1982 model. Other manufacturers may have calculators that run PV's, but only HP made a real-world financial calculator. July 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by HP 12C I have used the HP 12C since the mid 1980s and prefer the 12c over other calculators. My first 12c worked for more than 20 years before being damaged and replaced. The 12c Platinum does not come close to the original as since 2009, I have had to replace three (3) of them that became unreliable. Of course, I am going to buy another HP 12C, but hope to get more than two years use from it. It is still the best. June 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Still the best one out there. I started using the 12C in 1974 while working for a Big-8 Accounting firm. I still use one today and just purchased my 4th one. They last a long time. I even have a 12C app on my iPhone. April 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 None better I've used this calculator for 30 years. Hasn't changed (except the speed) and it doesn't have to. Perfect for the financial or business pro. February 16, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Cheap compared to old one Have owned a 12C since 1983. Dropped my old one, thought I woud replace and use old one for backup. New one feels cheap, keys don't work, case is useless. It's going back and I'm going to be very careful with my old 12C. Very disappointed. January 25, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Don't buy it - It's not made in us like original keys are not hard like original but tommy, printed on so it will wear out not encasted like original but it does looks like the original a little bit !! Don't waste your money it won't this calculator won't last like the original famous HP12C January 4, 2013

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Warranty information

This product is covered by the standard HP warranty

Support information

Support for this product is provided by HP Customer Care

Returns & exchange information

The HP Home & Home Office Store will accept returns or exchanges for this product up to 21 days after delivery

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