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TI Announces TI-84 Plus, SE; TI-89 Titanium
Posted by Michael on 7 January 2004, 22:25 GMT

TI-84 Plus Silver EditionTI has announced two new calculators for release in the spring: the TI-84 Plus and TI-84 Plus Silver Edition. Both are fully compatible with the TI-83 Plus and TI-83 Plus Silver Edition. Both have new physical styles, an integrated USB port for computer connectivity, an internal clock, and an available kickstand.

The TI-84 Plus features 480 KB of flash memory, 24 KB of user RAM, and a 15 MHz clock speed, while the TI-84 Plus Silver Edition has 1.5 MB of flash memory, available interchangeable faceplates, and is also 15 MHz. If you haven't already guessed, the Silver Edition, like its 83+ counterpart, is silver in color.


TI-89 TitaniumFor the summer of 2004, the high-end calculator line gets a metallic lift with the TI-89 Titanium. In addition to tripling the memory to 2.7 MB of flash, it also features a built-in USB port for computer connectivity as well as the kickstand slidecase (I'm not sure if this is included or an add-on, I think it's purchased separately). All three calculators feature high-contrast LCDs and are compatible with TI's projection devices (like ViewScreen).

Update: According to this press release, the 84+ will retail at $109.99 and the 84+ SE at $129.99. It seems that these are intended 83+/83+ SE replacements. The TI-89 Titanium press release quotes a street price of $149.99.

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Re: TI Announces TI-84 Plus, SE; TI-89 Titanium
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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This was my initial reaction upon visiting ticalc.org for the third time today: "OOOOOOH MY GOSH... OH MY GOSH! TI IS STILL ALIVE!" *rushes to tell girlfriend about it, who probably couldn't care less*

Anyway, after my little happy outburst, I thought "If this is fake, I'm going to be so mad" but it has official links to TI, so it has to be real. That would be a really great prank though... to get TI in on it, too (though that would never happen) ;-)

Reply to this comment    8 January 2004, 00:51 GMT


Re: Re: TI Announces TI-84 Plus, SE; TI-89 Titanium
sancho  Account Info
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I thought i was the only one who had these problems with my girlfriend but you make me feel better now..

Reply to this comment    8 January 2004, 03:05 GMT

Re: Re: Re: TI Announces TI-84 Plus, SE; TI-89 Titanium
Morgan Davies  Account Info
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LOL...before I started dating my current girlfriend she found this site with me on it and all and kind of shocked me. She couldn't really care less that I spend some time elping out with the site, but her Mom is a teacher and she knows all to well about TI calcs. She mentions it every once in a while almost like she despised me for it.

But hey unless I can find someone to take over my filearchiveing duties...I'm stuck here :-) j/k

Reply to this comment    8 January 2004, 07:23 GMT


burntfuse  Account Info

A girl I know just thinks I'm wierd for liking calcs :'-(.....

Reply to this comment    10 January 2004, 01:33 GMT


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CajunLuke Account Info

Everyone I know thinks I'm wierd for liking calcs, but when they have troubles, I'm quicker than a call or email to TI-Cares. (Especially in math class.) There's this one girl who has an 83+SE that turns off and clears the RAM every third keypress or so.

Reply to this comment    11 January 2004, 17:51 GMT


burntfuse  Account Info

LOL!!!! Have you tried resetting the whole thing?

Reply to this comment    12 January 2004, 00:53 GMT

Re: TI Announces TI-84 Plus, SE; TI-89 Titanium
Darwin Mach  Account Info
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I think it still "sucks" because it SHOULD have at least a 92 Mhz processor, built in backlight, 32MB flash rom and 5MB RAM. It should also have support for external memory storage such as CD burning and memory card readers. In addition, it should have built in computer networking & internet capabilities...

Nice improvements with design and addition of USB though...

(This TI-84+ project makes it easier for me to write up my MyPC app project.)

Reply to this comment    8 January 2004, 02:00 GMT

Re: Re: TI Announces TI-84 Plus, SE; TI-89 Titanium
Andy Xie  Account Info
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lol...this is only a calc...

iv it kan perform these functions itz like a havin a mini computer and the college test takers will ban da 89 titanium to b use in takin tests.

Reply to this comment    8 January 2004, 02:09 GMT

Re: Re: Re: TI Announces TI-84 Plus, SE; TI-89 Titanium
ti_is_good_++  Account Info

It meets their requirements:
-No QWERTY keyboard
-No sound
-No wireless comm
-No popup display
-No PDA hardware (touchscreen, color)
-Not an x86

Reply to this comment    8 January 2004, 02:43 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Announces TI-84 Plus, SE; TI-89 Titanium
MGL Account Info

The 89 Titanium will be banned by the College Board, who administers the SAT and ACT tests, because it has a computer algebra system.

Reply to this comment    8 January 2004, 22:50 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Announces TI-84 Plus, SE; TI-89 Titanium
TheGreatOne  Account Info

Umm no. All 68k calcs have CAS. If they were though they would have done it by now.

Reply to this comment    10 January 2004, 00:10 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Announces TI-84 Plus, SE; TI-89 Titanium
Kevin Kofler Account Info
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The TI-89 is already banned from the ACT, and has always been as far as I know.
As for the SAT, note that TI's press release for the TI-89 Titanium doesn't mention it. But don't take this to mean it for sure isn't allowed there anymore, it is your responsibility to double-check.

Reply to this comment    10 January 2004, 06:40 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Announces TI-84 Plus, SE; TI-89 Titanium
BlackThunder  Account Info
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What do you mean by 'popup display' and 'x86'?

This reminds me, they banned the 92/V200 because they have a QWERTY keyboard. Ugh. I mean, it makes no difference!

Reply to this comment    9 January 2004, 03:56 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Announces TI-84 Plus, SE; TI-89 Titanium
TheGreatOne  Account Info

I know but they're worried about security and someone typing up all the questions on their calc and then taking them to the outside world where they would then have to make a new test pretty much every year.

Reply to this comment    10 January 2004, 00:11 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Announces TI-84 Plus, SE; TI-89 Titanium
jrock7286  Account Info

Uhh...they already DO make a new one every year! lol

Reply to this comment    10 January 2004, 04:32 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Announces TI-84 Plus, SE; TI-89 Titanium
TheGreatOne  Account Info

Well then what the hell! I want to use my V200 so I don't have to erase all my games on my 89 to fit SMG and Calculus Tools just in case I don't know something a need a "hint".

Reply to this comment    10 January 2004, 20:49 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Announces TI-84 Plus, SE; TI-89 Titanium
Michael O'Brien  Account Info
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I took both of the SAT II math exams (missed only 30 points on each), Calculus Tools might help on one question or two, maybe.

Reply to this comment    11 January 2004, 04:34 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Announces TI-84 Plus, SE; TI-89 Titanium
ti_is_good_++  Account Info

It's not a laptop, and the screen is not higher than the case and tilted toward the user, which makes it easier to see the screen.

Reply to this comment    10 January 2004, 01:16 GMT


burntfuse  Account Info

They should base the exclusions on functions, not keyboard arrangements. <sarcasm>Wow, because this calc has a QWERTY keyboard like a PC, I think I'll exclude it from tests!!!</sarcasm> Seriously-what idiot thought of that????

Reply to this comment    10 January 2004, 01:35 GMT


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BlackThunder  Account Info
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My point exactly.

Reply to this comment    10 January 2004, 20:57 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Announces TI-84 Plus, SE; TI-89 Titanium
CajunLuke Account Info

Does the no x86 processor rule alow us to build a G3 calculator??

Reply to this comment    11 January 2004, 17:54 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI Announces TI-84 Plus, SE; TI-89 Titanium
KermMartian Account Info
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Your 'dialect' typing is starting to get annoying...

Reply to this comment    9 January 2004, 17:33 GMT

Re: Re: TI Announces TI-84 Plus, SE; TI-89 Titanium
ti_is_good_++  Account Info

I'd settle for 20 MHZ and 32 MB FLASH ROM, no RAM.

It does support internal CD drives. You'd need to read the encoding on the disk, but hardware-wise and OS-wise, it would work. It supports USB FLASH memory sticks for the same reason.

MS-DOS modems can be used for networking (or TI-NAVIGATOR, TI's official network server system).

Reply to this comment    8 January 2004, 02:48 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI Announces TI-84 Plus, SE; TI-89 Titanium
Joe B  Account Info

don't you kind of have to have RAM?

Reply to this comment    8 January 2004, 03:55 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Announces TI-84 Plus, SE; TI-89 Titanium
ti_is_good_++  Account Info

Not really-just a bank of JK flipflops for temp stuff, and the system settings are archived anyway on AMS 2.09 (desktop setings in idbck).

Reply to this comment    8 January 2004, 18:22 GMT


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Chivo  Account Info

Wouldn't the JK flipflops act as RAM? And wouldn't it be cheaper just to use real RAM for RAM?

Reply to this comment    9 January 2004, 01:52 GMT

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ti_is_good_++  Account Info

They would, but they would be smaller and lighter, and as they are used as temporary storage banks, RAM would not be more efficient. BTW, RAM is more expensive.

Reply to this comment    10 January 2004, 01:18 GMT


burntfuse  Account Info

No, they wouldn't be RAM-RAM uses 1 or 2-transistor cells (I think) depending on whether it's SRAM or DRAM. RAM cells have different structures than JK flipflops.

Reply to this comment    10 January 2004, 01:37 GMT


Re: Re: TI Announces TI-84 Plus, SE; TI-89 Titanium
jordan krage  Account Info
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if u want a backlight check out web page^^tritonlabs.com
my mom' cousin's son designed the afterburner(ne1 ever heard of it?) its an internal backlight for the GBA and could probably be modified for a calc...

Reply to this comment    9 January 2004, 21:13 GMT

Re: Re: Re: TI Announces TI-84 Plus, SE; TI-89 Titanium
BlackThunder  Account Info
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The GBA SP already has a backlight. I wish I had one of those.

Reply to this comment    9 January 2004, 21:54 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Announces TI-84 Plus, SE; TI-89 Titanium
jordan krage  Account Info

he made this a year or two before the SP, and tried to sell it to nitendo but they would have nothing to do with it and just made the SP instead.
its still cheaper to get a regular GBA and an afterburner though...

Reply to this comment    10 January 2004, 00:55 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI Announces TI-84 Plus, SE; TI-89 Titanium
jrock7286  Account Info

Yeah, I've heard of the after burner...I think what TI needs to make is a case that has a light light a book light...then you don't have to worry about the keys being lit up or whatever...

Reply to this comment    10 January 2004, 04:35 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Announces TI-84 Plus, SE; TI-89 Titanium
jrock7286  Account Info

Sorry...light LIKE a book light

Reply to this comment    10 January 2004, 19:40 GMT

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