The best i have used so far
I have only used about two of these types of calculators before, and both were confusing and underwhelming even when i finally figured out how to use them. this calculator is very well made from the size, which is a little large, but i actually like that in a desktop calculator. also it is a good weight and it is very sturdy. the buttons sit high up on the face of the calculator and have a smooth press, tactile but not sloppy. this calculator comes with a variety of extra functions that make it more useful than most desktop calculators that i have tried. it prints in both black and red, and it even has a calendar function. i am not very familiar with the advanced features yet, and i do wish the manual included a more thorough walkthrough of the features, but i am very satisfied with this. this does not use batteries (has a small battery compartment for saving some settings but that is it), and the cable is built-in and not very long. i wish it did use batteries but it works well enough without them, and that is a minor issue. the keys have lovely large print on them, and the display is very pleasing to the eye. i wish they included a much larger trial roll of paper, but i guess since you would need to replace it any way at some point i just have to deal with that. i think this calculator is very much worth it, especially if you use desktop calculators a lot. i can't wait to dive into the deeper functions of this thing!