Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus CE Plum Graphing Calculator
- Enhanced screen readability with high-resolution backlit display
- Distinguish between multiple graphs and plots with color-coded equations, plots and objects
- Make graphs easier to read by adding grid lines
- 30% lighter and thinner than earlier generations
Familiar TI-84 Plus functionality in a sleek new design that features a crisp color screen. Visualize concepts clearly and make faster, stronger connections between equations, data, and graphs in full color.
List Price: $ 150.00
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Earlier on I was ranting on how none of the programs worked, and here is why. When you are downloading the TI – Connect program, You cannot download the one one that is outdated (Version 4.0) . You must go on the TI – 84 CE manufacturer website and download TI Connect™ CE Software from under the Accessories tab (For ease of access: http://education.ti.com/en/us/software/details/en/13312F7CEC074A2DAFD7EE5646129839/swticonnectcesoftwareforwindows).
The newer TI – Connect software has the version number 5.0. This one works perfectly with my calculator, and now I’m able to play PAC – man in class.
I love this calculator and would recommend it to everyone I know. Its is gorgeous, sleek, fast, and has multiple nice add-ons Such as the charger and cable, Mini USB (Type A Male) to Mini USB (Type B male) cable. There are many programs out there that will help you on exams and assignments, so use this to your advantage!
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Better than other options. Worth the price.,
This is a nice calculator. I bought this for general use to replace an old TI-84+ Silver. It has the same key layout and software as the older calculator. I like the new design with square keys a lot more. The thinner, lighter build is also very nice with no compromise in plastic quality.
The screen is fantastic. Color means that multiple graphs can be overlaid and still be easy to tell apart. The backlight makes the screen very easy to see unlike the old reflective screens that aren’t good in all conditions.
An interesting change between the TI-84+ C to this calculator is the significantly faster processor (about 3.5x faster) and more memory (about 4x more). It still has the same system software, so it’s just a TI-84 but it has a lot more horsepower and working space.
I cannot speak to battery life yet. I purchased it about a week before writing this and it still seems to show nearly 100%. I do have a TI-Nspire CX CAS which is also rechargeable. I can use it for about two weeks before needing a charge and the standby lifetime is months. The same likely applies to this device. Both devices use a common USB Mini-B port for power and data so getting plugged in is no problem. They also included a cable with the calculator so you don’t need to find one if you don’t already have a bazillion of them.
The only complaint is that some of the applications don’t make use of the entire higher resolution display. It completely mystifies me that the graphing utility wasn’t rewritten to take advantage of the whole screen. Instead, TI has the system place a border around the graph. TI is pretty good about feature updates so it’ll probably get fixed.
Is it worth the money? Yes, very much so but maybe price track it on CamelCamelCamel to see if you can grab one for $120.
I really hope they make a TI-89+ CE.
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