The calculator is as advertised. It is not too big but big enough that big hands and fat fingers can use it with no difficulty. It uses standard calculator tape, whatever that is, which is good since it comes with a weenie, minuscule roll of paper that is barely enough to test it and see if it works. Beside that the packaging was good and it was not impossible to get into it. Price of $14.95 from Office Max through Amazon was commensurate with other places and having it come to the door saves gasoline.
If reviewing a product, it may have been received free of charge. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.