I reviewed the Bic 537 RT last year; this 730 feels very similar. It has the same .07 width, the same rubber grip style if a slightly altered and tapered rather than even wraparound design, and the same length and circumference for the barrel. Both look nearly the same.
So, the differences are in the feel and the trace of the ink. Both subtle, but the 730 while the same weight and dimensions is less plastic and flimsy in the hand. The metal clip is about the same, but the plunger mechanism feels more durable, as does the heft.
While I am comparing the two as they write, the ink looks the same but there is a slight pressure from the 730, at least how I write, that needs a greater imprint to make the same mark on the page. Therefore, the bit of added pressing down makes the 730 appear more solid than the 537, even if their dimensions and output are identical.
Therefore, I'd recommend the 730 over the 537. I use the 537 often, but thanks to this chance to try to 730 for a black gel pen, I will be making the switch. I also like the fact it's refillable for a cartridge, as in this day of environmental responsibility, I hate throwing even an affordable pen away.
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BIC Triumph 730RT Gel is streamlined and sophisticated for the ultimate writing experience. The secure gel ink helps keep documents safe. It also has an ultra smooth refillable gel 0.7mm cartridge for effortless writing.