Math lovers rejoice over the HP CalcPad


hp-calcpad200Ok, rejoice might be a bit of an exaggeration… But if you are a notebook user that wishes for a numeric pad, HP just made your wish come true. The HP CalcPad 100 connects to your computer via USB and is immediately recognized by Excel and other apps. Kick it up a notch with the CalcPad 200, which adds a calculator and LCD display. Both CalcPads are powered by USB and both have a built in 2 port USB hub. Full press release after the jump. 

HP Takes Computing On the Road with CalcPad Series for Mobile Professionals

HP introduced two new members of its home and office calculator family – the HP CalcPad 100 and HP CalcPad 200. As these notebook accessories offer extended keypad function and USB connectivity, they provide easy-to-use and convenient tech tools for use at work and on the go.

The HP CalcPad 100 and CalcPad 200 are the most recent examples of HP’s accurate, reliable and stylish solutions designed to meet the increasingly mobile needs of business. These “plug and compute” accessories add desktop features to notebooks and offer performance and convenience for on-the-go business professionals and college students.

Quick crunching

Many smaller notebooks use a compact keyboard. For users needing the convenience of a 10-key for quick numerical input, the HP CalcPad 100 serves as an extended keyboard number pad or calculator. It features basic math functions and quick-launch keys for one-touch access to Microsoft Word®, Excel® or HP Calculator software, enabling mobile professionals to input calculations directly from the CalcPad to the notebook.

Two built-in USB 2.0 ports allow people to use the CalcPad as a USB hub for added peripherals without additional hardware or cables. The HP CalcPad 100 can also use the USB connectivity to the notebook as a power source.

Two for one

Packed with a calculator and external numeric keypad, the HP CalcPad 200 provides mobile professionals with an accurate, reliable basic business calculator and easy data migration between the calculator and notebook.

In addition to the features of the HP CalcPad 100, the HP CalcPad 200 has a 12-digit LCD screen and three optional power sources: USB power when connected to the PC or notebook, solar power with a light source when unconnected and a battery backup for when the light source is too limited to activate the solar power, allowing for use as a stand-alone calculator without a notebook.

For added convenience, the HP CalcPad 200 allows business professionals to send their last calculations directly from the CalcPad device to the PC rather than entering the information again once the devices are connected through USB.

Additional details about the new HP CalcPad series are available at and . Information about the complete line of HP graphing, scientific, financial and home and office calculators is available at

Pricing and availability

The HP CalcPad 100 and HP CalcPad 200 are available now at the HP Home & Home Office for $19.99 and $29, respectively.(1)

About HP

HP, the world’s largest technology company, simplifies the technology experience for consumers and businesses with a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at

(1) Estimated U.S. retail prices. Actual prices may vary.

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  • Janet Cloninger September 16, 2009, 6:44 pm

    Ooohhh! And it’s only $20. The numeric keypad is the one thing I miss with my 15″ laptop! I may have to get one of these!

    • Julie September 16, 2009, 9:23 pm

      @Janet If you do, you will have to tell us what you think of it 🙂

  • Lee Gibson September 16, 2009, 8:29 pm

    Is it RPN, or is it an affront to all that is good and right in the world?

  • Michael Murray September 17, 2009, 6:00 pm

    Lee if you go to the HP page and enlarge the picture there is no = key I can see just an Enter key.


  • Tape calculator September 24, 2009, 4:28 pm

    It think it’s much better to use a software calculator, the best one that I found, and now using for many years is DeskCalc

  • Nick March 11, 2010, 1:35 pm

    How do I use the desktop, and the microsodt word/exel interfaces? When I click the buttons, the calcpad screen blurrs.
    Please help!

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