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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
JcN  Account Info

Off topic, but does anyone know why the TI-83+ and the TI-83+ SE have F1-F5 in green (implying that they are accessable via an Alpha shift) on the top five buttons (Y=, Window, Zoom, Trace, Graph)? Do they actually DO anything?

Reply to this comment    7 January 2004, 23:00 GMT

burntfuse  Account Info

No, they don't. I always wondered why myself too....

Reply to this comment    7 January 2004, 23:03 GMT

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W Hibdon  Account Info

Maybe for later functionality. For all we know, they might make an OS similiar to that of the 89, though I doubt it.

-W-

Reply to this comment    7 January 2004, 23:08 GMT


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Rob van Wijk  Account Info

F1 through F5 are the "soft keys". They work a bit like an 86-style menu; a program (usually an app) draws some buttons on the bottom of the screen, and those are accessed with F1-F5.
That's the theory, in practice every program I've seen is smart enough to not require you to push Alpha first, and they interpret for instance Graph as if you'd pressed Alpha+Graph (that is, F5).
(I don't have documentation on this computer, so I can't check it, but maybe the scancodes for Alpha+Graph and F5 are even the same...?)

Reply to this comment    8 January 2004, 08:17 GMT


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gorion Account Info

Inequality Graphing is an example.

Reply to this comment    8 January 2004, 22:25 GMT

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

Perhaps it had been carried over from the TI-85 series?

Reply to this comment    7 January 2004, 23:08 GMT

Re: Re: TI Announces TI-84 Plus, SE; TI-89 Titanium
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Hey, that is weird. I never noticed that before. Maybe for TI-86-type menus (OH NO!!!) in some programs or APPS.

Reply to this comment    8 January 2004, 01:48 GMT


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

Dude... those menus were tons better than the 82/3 set of menus... You could still see what was on the main screen and be able to make your choice...OK , maybe that's not tons, but still... I like them better...

Reply to this comment    8 January 2004, 02:28 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Announces TI-84 Plus, SE; TI-89 Titanium
Neil Hodges  Account Info
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The menus are better on the 86. I own a calc from every series postdating 1995, so I know this. The best feature was that there's 2 layers max, instead of one, like the 83.

Reply to this comment    8 January 2004, 06:24 GMT


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Morgan Davies  Account Info
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Seriously you have to be a moron to not be able to understand the 86 menus...anyone who complains about it I hold no self respect to what-so-ever.

The new 89 has undoubtedly become the best ti calc available...the v200 was the best in my opinion before, becasue of it's available free space and now that the 89 has it the 89 is better because of it's compact size. I do however like the size of the v200's sceen.

Reply to this comment    8 January 2004, 07:10 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Announces TI-84 Plus, SE; TI-89 Titanium
Joey Gannon  Account Info
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*coughs*
Don't get me started on those menus again. :-)

Reply to this comment    8 January 2004, 09:18 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Announces TI-84 Plus, SE; TI-89 Titanium
Morgan Davies  Account Info
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Dude...I meant what I said...

Reply to this comment    9 January 2004, 08:25 GMT

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W Hibdon  Account Info

Oh, I understand the little buggers, I just hate them with a firy passion that burns deep down in side.

-W-

Reply to this comment    10 January 2004, 00:19 GMT


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BullFrog  Account Info
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I get the menu systems on pretty much all the calculators. (How can't you?) I'm just more comfortable with 89's and 86's methods.

Reply to this comment    10 January 2004, 05:25 GMT


burntfuse  Account Info

Same reason I like them better....

Reply to this comment    8 January 2004, 21:54 GMT


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

mabye because its easier to say 'press F1 for ...' than press 'graph' or 'window'

just a guess...

Reply to this comment    8 January 2004, 02:40 GMT

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

Wow! This is great! I think I will save my Christmas money to buy one of the TI-89 Titanium editions.

Reply to this comment    7 January 2004, 23:08 GMT


Re: Re: TI Announces TI-84 Plus, SE; TI-89 Titanium
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Oh look, and they even have all the APPS preloaded into it! That's nice.

Reply to this comment    8 January 2004, 01:50 GMT


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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Oh, never mind... you still have to pay for some. :(

Reply to this comment    8 January 2004, 01:59 GMT

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jrock7286  Account Info

Yeah, I noticed that too...in addition to TI considering French Spanish and other localizations as APPS. sad :(

Reply to this comment    8 January 2004, 23:37 GMT


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BlackThunder  Account Info
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Erm... Language localizations ARE Apps, they just show up in MODE instead of Apps. And they're free.

Reply to this comment    9 January 2004, 03:28 GMT


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

That's the other thing that annoyed me, is that most the apps they included were free anyway...things you could already get free...include some of the expensive ones! lol j/k

Reply to this comment    10 January 2004, 04:09 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Announces TI-84 Plus, SE; TI-89 Titanium
Kevin Kofler Account Info
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In particular Geometry. Even the lower-end TI-84+ gets them factory-included, only the TI-89 Titanium doesn't.

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


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Announces TI-84 Plus, SE; TI-89 Titanium
BlackThunder  Account Info
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Huh? The Voyage 200 has The Geometer's Sketchpad and Cabri Geometry preloaded, so I think the 89Ti should have them, too.

Reply to this comment    10 January 2004, 20:25 GMT

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