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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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disapointing
molybdenum  Account Info

Release an 86+ !!! Flash rom + an 86 would be quite great. Alright, for ease of use, have the original hardecore 86 GUI and the lamer 83shell switchable. My 89 is good enough for me, I would rather make one of those expansion things for games than give TI even more of my sparse money. They have no new functions, oh yeah, a clock. Well, time to stop ranting about these useless offshoots of capitalism. Not to say that the original calculators were not great, nor that flash memory is TOO borgoise, but this seems to go too far.

Reply to this comment    7 January 2004, 23:14 GMT


Re: disapointing
Arcades  Account Info
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I second the 86+!

Reply to this comment    8 January 2004, 13:31 GMT

Re: Re: disapointing
nolekid  Account Info

I remember like a year ago (maybe more), when I was actually a semi-active poster, there were a few big discussions on the lack of upgrades to the 86, as opposed to the 83+ and 83+SE, and it looks like the trend is back with the 84s and 89ti.

I would third the 86+ motion if I didn't know it is completely futile as TI obviously has no interest in doing ANYTHING AT ALL to the 86s.

Reply to this comment    8 January 2004, 21:51 GMT

burntfuse  Account Info

I HATE how TI just ignores the 86, one of their best calcs, and makes all the upgrades to the junky (comparatively) 83s instead-they don't give out as much programming info, they make it harder to find on their website than the models with flash, etc. >:O

Reply to this comment    8 January 2004, 21:57 GMT

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nolekid  Account Info

It's like TI is trying to kill the king of Z80 by outnumbering it with thousands of men (the 82 series just keeps _byting_ away at the 86), but there seems to be no reason why. As has been said, the 86 menus are NOT rocket science. Basically everybody can understand them, if they can understand the 83 (that being said, most of the people I know don't understand the 83). Except for things like the clock and mac look -That may be a linux look, but you get the idea- of the 68Ks, the 86 I think has more features built into the OS, like the poly equ and simaltaneous equ solver, and could be marketed very well, with FLASH abilities.

Reply to this comment    8 January 2004, 22:29 GMT


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jrock7286  Account Info

It's not that they can't UNDERSTAND them, it's just that they're inconvenient...only 4-5 letters shown, and if you accidentally scroll past the one you want, you have to go ALL the way through who knows how many to get back to it. I'm NOT saying I like the 83 series menus better, but I WILL say I like the 89s better.

Reply to this comment    10 January 2004, 04:12 GMT


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BlackThunder  Account Info
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Uh... what do you mean, 'go all the way back'? 86 series menus are a maximum of 3 pages. [sarcasm] OH, NO! I HAVE TO PRESS 'MORE' TWICE INSTEAD OF ONCE! THE WORLD WILL END! NOOOO!

Reply to this comment    10 January 2004, 20:27 GMT


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Chivo  Account Info

No, they aren't limited to 3 pages (in BASIC they are, though). Look at Graph->DRAW, for example. It has four pages. (OH NO!)

That's all I wanted to point out. I really like the 86 menus better too, so I'm not arguing with you on that.

Reply to this comment    11 January 2004, 05:17 GMT


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BlackThunder  Account Info
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People generally go for the TI 82 and 83 series because of price, and the TI-89/92/V200 for usability, and features. Since the 86 is in between, few people buy it. Few people buy it, TI doesn't upgrade it as much. Et cetera, et cetera.

Reply to this comment    9 January 2004, 03:32 GMT


Re: Re: Re: disapointing
Kevin Kofler Account Info
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One of the reasons they don't is probably the amount of RAM: the TI-86 is very slow because it has too much RAM for the Z80 to handle it, so the RAM is paged. This makes loading ANYTHING from RAM very slow. I tried running the same TI-BASIC program on a TI-85 and a TI-86 side by side, and the TI-86 was way slower (and the TI-85 isn't exactly the fastest TI calculator either, even trivial computations such as 2+3 take a few seconds). And apparently they don't want to release an "upgrade" with less RAM than the original. So they just discontinued the series.

Reply to this comment    10 January 2004, 06:15 GMT


burntfuse  Account Info

Third!!!

Reply to this comment    8 January 2004, 21:55 GMT

Re: TI Announces TI-84 Plus, SE; TI-89 Titanium
Matthew Marshall  Account Info
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I wonder if the new 84's will still have all that extra ram that the 83se has. At least they are finaly making use of the clock.

MWM

Reply to this comment    7 January 2004, 23:18 GMT


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

1-83SE doesnt have extra ram
2-the new 84 does not have a clock, it has a 15mhz 'clock speed'(processor)

Reply to this comment    7 January 2004, 23:26 GMT

Re: Re: Re: TI Announces TI-84 Plus, SE; TI-89 Titanium
TheGreatOne  Account Info
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>>2-the new 84 does not have a clock, it has a 15mhz 'clock speed'(processor)

What are you taking about?! It says right there, "Internal Clock with date and time display." Click the URL above for proof.

Reply to this comment    7 January 2004, 23:33 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI Announces TI-84 Plus, SE; TI-89 Titanium
Michael Vincent  Account Info
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The TI-83 Plus Silver Edition has 128 KB of RAM. 32 KB is accessible, with 24 KB for the user.

Yes, there is an internal clock, as in one that keeps time.

Reply to this comment    7 January 2004, 23:52 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Announces TI-84 Plus, SE; TI-89 Titanium
Neil Hodges  Account Info
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No, the TI-83 Plus SE has 24k RAM and 1.5MB RAM. All accessible, not including the OS memory used.

Reply to this comment    8 January 2004, 01:19 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Announces TI-84 Plus, SE; TI-89 Titanium
Michael Vincent  Account Info
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No, it has 128 KB.

You can verify this for yourself with the port to control which page is swapped into the 8000-BFFFh address range, port 7. The SE RAM pages are 16 KB each, numbered 80h-87h. Normally 80h is in memory slot C000-FFFFh, and 81h in 8000-BFFFh.

Reply to this comment    8 January 2004, 01:39 GMT

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Memwaster  Account Info

aWhat's the file extenetion for the TI-84+ SE?

I mean, ".8xp" has already been used

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

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Announces TI-84 Plus, SE; TI-89 Titanium
Michael Vincent  Account Info
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It's fully compatible so there won't be any change of extension.

Reply to this comment    8 January 2004, 02:06 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Announces TI-84 Plus, SE; TI-89 Titanium
BlackThunder  Account Info
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Wierd, considering they made a 'v2*' extension despite the fact that they're fully compatible.

Reply to this comment    9 January 2004, 03:34 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Announces TI-84 Plus, SE; TI-89 Titanium
Michael Vincent  Account Info
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Well, I'm just guessing. You may be correct.

Reply to this comment    9 January 2004, 13:16 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Announces TI-84 Plus, SE; TI-89 Titanium
BlackThunder  Account Info
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Call it the ".84p". I mean, there's no such thing as the TI-84, just the 84 Plus, which leaves ".84p" open.

Reply to this comment    9 January 2004, 03:35 GMT


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

actually the "p" just means "program" .83p is a program for the 83 and .8xp is a program for the 83+

Reply to this comment    10 January 2004, 04:15 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Announces TI-84 Plus, SE; TI-89 Titanium
BlackThunder  Account Info
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I know that. I meant, call it the ".84*". I just used "p" since he used ".8xp".

Reply to this comment    10 January 2004, 20:28 GMT


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Mr.Z Account Info
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Kind of off topic, but does anyone know why Port 4 on the TI-86 can disable access to the ROM?

Reply to this comment    8 January 2004, 13:29 GMT

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Matthew Marshall  Account Info
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Trust Micheal V on this one; he knows what he is talking about.

MWM

Reply to this comment    8 January 2004, 02:27 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Announces TI-84 Plus, SE; TI-89 Titanium
Morgan Davies  Account Info
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LOL...I would never hold something I said over Michael about calcs...it's just something you don't do :-)

Reply to this comment    8 January 2004, 07:12 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Announces TI-84 Plus, SE; TI-89 Titanium
BlackThunder  Account Info
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Yep, it's like holding something you say over Rusty Wagner on how VTI works.

Reply to this comment    10 January 2004, 20:29 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Announces TI-84 Plus, SE; TI-89 Titanium
Rob van Wijk  Account Info

It does have 128 KB RAM, trust Michael, he has made multiple programs that *use* that extra RAM.
Also, the Silver Edition has 2 MB of Flash, of which about 1.5 MB is available as archive and to store apps.

Reply to this comment    8 January 2004, 08:31 GMT

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