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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
W Hibdon  Account Info

I did not read the whole thing, sorry. WHY A NEW 89? Now I will have to go out and get it! I CANNOT TAKE THIS!! First I had to get an HW2, not I have to get this titanium one. DAMNIT!!!

-W-

Reply to this comment    7 January 2004, 22:43 GMT

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

I don't like the new 89 either. Now not only will my 89 not be the best but it doesn't have a new OS either, only more memory and a USB port.

Reply to this comment    7 January 2004, 22:57 GMT

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

I am reasonably sure that they will make a new OS for the launch.

-W-

Reply to this comment    7 January 2004, 23:27 GMT


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

wouldn't it kind of *have* t have a new OS for USB support?

Reply to this comment    8 January 2004, 00:46 GMT


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

Yes, they would have to update the OS to make USB available, but that doesn't mean anything changes...just a new hardware addition. No change in actual software (what you see anyway) is necessary.

Reply to this comment    8 January 2004, 20:39 GMT

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

The AMS will probally be compatible with the old 89 as well, incase they want to add new features.

-W-

Reply to this comment    9 January 2004, 00:16 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Announces TI-84 Plus, SE; TI-89 Titanium
Cullen Logan  Account Info
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They wouldn't really need to change any software. They could employ the same method that they do now. Which is a controller which converts USB signal to native calc transfer protocol. In fact I garuantee that there is a USB controller in there.

Reply to this comment    9 January 2004, 00:17 GMT


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

Yes, you know that little thingy attached to your TI link cable. They probably just put that card in the calc itself. That way you just plug 1 USB port to another USB port. It also means very little software changes, if any.

Reply to this comment    9 January 2004, 23:15 GMT

Re: Re: TI Announces TI-84 Plus, SE; TI-89 Titanium
Neil Hodges  Account Info
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This is an outrage! I just got a TI-89 over the Summer. Although, having the old one will help with sound, and this one can link to other 89s (Not that anyone else I know has one).

Reply to this comment    7 January 2004, 23:35 GMT

Re: Re: Re: TI Announces TI-84 Plus, SE; TI-89 Titanium
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Yeah, it's compatible and everything, so it doesn't matter. Summer '04. Hmmmmm... :-D

Reply to this comment    8 January 2004, 01:28 GMT

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

Oh yeah! What about those really dumb ones like me that got an 83SE last spring, and just got an 89 for Christmas! I am really feeling horrible now. I could have waited a couple months for my b-day, and gotten a ti89ti, and put just about the entire asm archive onto my calc (no point wasting memory on basic games).

Reply to this comment    8 January 2004, 04:03 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Announces TI-84 Plus, SE; TI-89 Titanium
Neil Hodges  Account Info
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What's weird, is that I got an 83+SE for Christmas a year ago, got an 89 the Summer after, and an 86 this Christmas. I'm probably going to get the 89Ti this coming Summer. Z80, 68k, Z80, 68k. A very odd pattern.

Reply to this comment    8 January 2004, 06:20 GMT


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

That is an odd pattern: Why in the WORLD would you go back to z80 after you had a 68k?!?! WHAT WERE YOU THINKING!??!

Reply to this comment    8 January 2004, 20:41 GMT

burntfuse  Account Info

The 86 is very good, even if the 89 is better...

Reply to this comment    8 January 2004, 21:44 GMT


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W Hibdon  Account Info

Pardon my bluntness:

Not no, not even hell no, but not for the fate of the world is the 86 better than the 89. Did I ever mention that I hate the menu system?

-W-

Reply to this comment    9 January 2004, 00:19 GMT

Re: Re:
BlackThunder  Account Info
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Look at a TI-83 Plus Silver Edition's menu system. The 86's menu system is SO much better.

Reply to this comment    9 January 2004, 03:04 GMT

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jrock7286  Account Info

Oh...good...look at an even MORE HORRIBLE calc to compare...how about you ATTEMPT to compare it to the superior 89's menu system?!? huh?!? YEAH! lol...I like acting like a punk, even though I know I'm a geek

Reply to this comment    10 January 2004, 03:56 GMT


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BlackThunder  Account Info
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Uh... The 89's menu system sucks, but yeah, it's better than the 86's. But I'm glad you admit that it's better than the TI-83 Plus's.

Reply to this comment    10 January 2004, 20:39 GMT


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im_an_alien  Account Info

The casios also use a 86-style menu system, lol

I doubt anyone will ever read this :P

Reply to this comment    27 August 2006, 21:27 GMT

Re: Re:
Neil Hodges  Account Info
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I own a TI-89, but still think the 86 is very good. I've never had a calculator so great in its own way.

Reply to this comment    9 January 2004, 05:59 GMT


Re: Re: Re:
W Hibdon  Account Info

It is slow, and its interface is crap. What is good?

-W-

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


Re: Re: Re: Re:
Michael O'Brien  Account Info
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Slow? Yes, the 68k OS is not optimised in the least, but does any other calc have a racasting engine that runs at a very nice fps.

Reply to this comment    10 January 2004, 05:22 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:
BlackThunder  Account Info
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He's talking about the 86.

Reply to this comment    11 January 2004, 18:59 GMT


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Memwaster  Account Info

Gemeni (TI83+) does it pretty well... (but no greyscale :(

Reply to this comment    18 January 2004, 03:31 GMT


burntfuse  Account Info

You misunderstood me. I said that the 86 was better than everything EXCEPT the 89/92/etc.

Reply to this comment    10 January 2004, 01:14 GMT


CALCUL8R-FREAK  Account Info

I plan to eventually own all TI calcs. And use all of them. :)

Reply to this comment    9 January 2004, 02:13 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI Announces TI-84 Plus, SE; TI-89 Titanium
Frank A. Nothaft  Account Info
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Dude, its alright. I blow the cost of one of deez calculators on food in a week. I also blow the calculators weight in chronic daily... or at least thats what chu'd think if u knew me mayne...

alright, i want a survey here, how many people know what chronic is?

Reply to this comment    9 January 2004, 00:50 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Announces TI-84 Plus, SE; TI-89 Titanium
Cullen Logan  Account Info
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I'll hit that...

Reply to this comment    9 January 2004, 22:32 GMT


Re: Re: TI Announces TI-84 Plus, SE; TI-89 Titanium
Frank A. Nothaft  Account Info
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Well mayne, i gotta go out and get my gat and touch sum foo' dat i really dont like. dude fucked me out some money...

then i gotta go out and deal some snowballs. its just because i got high...

hold up!

Reply to this comment    9 January 2004, 00:54 GMT

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