I bought my 41CX in 87 or 88, and it's still a toss up whether I grab it or my android phone (RealCalc app by Quartic Software) to do calculations on a daily basis.
Usually the HP wins, because it always has battery power.
For the same price you could get a cheap feature phone, a tablet, and a camera.
Maybe because we don't want to look like the friggin Batman everywhere we go?
The more cordial the buyer's secretary, the greater the odds that the competition already has the order.