Different types and brands of Calculators


Check out different styles of calculators- from basic to stylish, from solar to digital, from pocket sized to mouse pad calculators. Explore the various designs of calculators available in the current market and their prices.

Being a terrific time saving instrument, calculators are the part and parcel of every office. Gone are the days when one would think of a calculator and a rectangular black model would appear in his/her mind. Calculators are no more boring, with hues of grey, but peppy and colourful! Stylish and comfortable calculators now perk up the desk of every modern office. With a magnificent range of calculators offered in the market, it is a tough choice to choose the best one.

Numerous sorts of calculators are available, having different sources of power, functions and designs. Various calculators are accessible which perform various functions. There is a calculator for every official need. Here are some types of calculators:

On the basis of source of power:

  • Solar Calculator- These calculators use solar cells for their operation.

  • Electric Calculator- As the name suggests, such calculators, mainly old ones, work on electricity.

  • Battery Calculator- Battery operated calculators use batteries for their working.

  • These days many calculators come with both- solar cells and battery.

    On the basis of purpose:

  • Basic Calculators- Used widely in almost every office, such calculators are utilized for doing general purpose calculations. They usually have 8-digit to 12-digit display and do common mathematical operations. They are perfect for everyday use in offices. Famous brands manufacturing basic calculators are Citizen, Flair, Caltrix, Claro, Canon, Casio, Orpat, Astrum and Lustre Press. The price range of basic calculators can range from Rs. 60 and can go up to Rs. 2000.

  • A Basic Calculator by Canon
    Image Courtesy:canon.com

  • Scientific Calculators- Scientific calculators are used to meet high-business needs. They usually have functions like fraction calculations, logarithm functions, power and roots, fraction-decimal conversion, etc. Leading manufacturing brands are Texas Instruments, Flair, Caltrix, Claro, Casio, Orpat, and Astrum. Price ranges from Rs.225 to Rs.6500.


  • Financial Calculators- Financial calculators are widely used in real estate and accounting business offices. These calculators can calculate payment of loan, interest rates, conversion rates, standard deviation, cash flows and other statistical computations. Manufacturing brands include HP, Casio, Sharp, and Texas Instruments. Financial calculators cost between Rs. 2000 to Rs.5500.

  • A Financial Calculator by HP
    Image Courtesy:amazon.com

  • Graphing Calculators- These calculators are used in those offices where advanced level calculations are done. Graphic calculators come with features like reversible keyboard, pen-touch operation, slide show function, matrix function, equation edition, graph change, etc. Popular manufacturing brands are Texas Instruments, Sharp, HP and Casio. Price varies from Rs. 1700 to Rs. 12000.

  • A Graphing Calculator by Sharp
    Image Courtesy:amazon.co.uk

  • Printing Calculators- Printing calculators have become quite popular in recent years. Such calculators can print the calculations on a paper. Features like currency conversion, memory, percentage, etc. are also there. Such calculators help to track the calculations via print outs. Canon, HP and Sharp are among those who manufacture these calculators. These calculators may cost between Rs.1000 to Rs.8500.


  • Apart from the above, these days there are Mouse Pad Calculators, which have a touch screen calculator for speedy work in offices and cost Rs.1000 onwards.


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