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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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Metallic case is not new!
Matt Mullins  Account Info

Excuse me for saying, but I have had a metallic calculator for about three months. I bought an HP49g+ in November.

The HP49g+ has 142KB more available RAM, an SD card slot (Imagine a 64MB calculator for < $200. An HP49g+ ($150) and an 64MB SD card ($35) cost $185 total.), and a faster processor. It even has built-in sound capabilities. It has a USB port too, usable in Linux using the generic USB-serial driver. I don't know how the new TI-89 Titanium or the TI-84+ will support Linux.

The only things that TI has over HP are the kickstand slidecase and the Flash ROM (but the HP has an SD slot).

I do have a question: Why is the 84 called "Plus Silver Edition"? There's never been an 84 "normal edition"!

-MrM

Reply to this comment    7 January 2004, 23:21 GMT

Re: Metallic case is not new!
W Hibdon  Account Info

Umm, there is the 84+ and the 84+ SE. Two new releases. Not one.

-W-

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


Re: Re: Metallic case is not new!
Neil Hodges  Account Info
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He's saying that The TI-84+SE sould be the normal TI-84+. The TI-84+ really isn't all that good compared to the 83+SE.

Reply to this comment    8 January 2004, 01:22 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Metallic case is not new!
jrock7286  Account Info

Actually I think he's saying instead of 84+ and 84+SE, it should be 84 and 84+

Reply to this comment    10 January 2004, 04:17 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Metallic case is not new!
BlackThunder  Account Info
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And Ray Kremer is saying that they should forget about the 84+ and call the 84+SE the 84.

Reply to this comment    10 January 2004, 20:21 GMT

Re: Metallic case is not new!
jordan krage  Account Info

is doesnt matter this is ticalc.org not hpcalc.org
u cant talk about hp here
of course im typing this on an hp keyboard looking at an hp monitor attatched to an hp computer and printer...but my mouse is logitech ;)

Reply to this comment    7 January 2004, 23:58 GMT

burntfuse  Account Info

It does matter-the HP49G+ (whatever it's called) seems to be the best graphing calc there is!!!!

Reply to this comment    8 January 2004, 21:59 GMT

Re: Re: Metallic case is not new!
BlackThunder  Account Info
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Well, I'm using an eMachines computer, eMachines keyboard, Sylvania monitor, Logitech mouse, Motorola cable modem, Netgear firewall, Labtech speakers, Lexmark printer. And TI calculator. :D

Reply to this comment    9 January 2004, 03:39 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Metallic case is not new!
Geek_Productions Account Info
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The sad thing is that your comp. probably whoops my Dell Dimension XPS T500 (from ad 1999), with Trinitron monitor, Harmon/Kardon spkrs, Dell keybd., Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer (a reeeeeally stupid name) and HP Deskjet 5650 printer.
The only thing I'd keep from this comp. is the monitor, as it kixxorz butt.

Reply to this comment    10 January 2004, 01:48 GMT


Re: Re: Metallic case is not new!
CajunLuke Account Info

I'm writing this on an Apple computer with an Apple keyboard and an Apple mouse, and Apple speakers, and and HP printer (only because Apple doesn't make printers anymore, and it was free). I also have two USB Silverlinks, and a noname USB hub that I liberated from my parent's PCs when they didn't need it anymore.

Reply to this comment    10 January 2004, 22:18 GMT

Re: Metallic case is not new!
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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It's because the TI-84+ is most similar to the TI-83+ and the TI-84+SE is most similar to the TI-83+SE. Naming it otherwise would get confusing. Plus, the TI-83 has no flash ROM, so it would be pointless to make a TI-84.

Reply to this comment    8 January 2004, 01:52 GMT


Re: Re: Metallic case is not new!
Kevin Kofler Account Info
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Apparently they don't want to be flooded once again with "Will there be a TI-84+?" type questions the way they were with "Will there be a TI-89+?" (they even added that one to the FAQ).

Reply to this comment    10 January 2004, 06:20 GMT


Re: Metallic case is not new!
Rob van Wijk  Account Info

TI has something far more important over HP: a huge user community. If you wanna check, compare this site to hpcalc.org.
So the HP have more built-in functionality? Well, the TI has most of that, and a lot more, added by the users.

Reply to this comment    8 January 2004, 08:36 GMT

Re: Re: Metallic case is not new!
Joesph17  Account Info
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but the HP hardware is alot better. I'm very disappointed in TI, I wanted a better CPU. The 49 has a 75 mhz processor!

But my ti89 has better games, so i'm happy

Reply to this comment    8 January 2004, 08:50 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Metallic case is not new!
TheGreatOne  Account Info

I also hear that batteries die really fast on HP calcs. My friend has an 86 and plays tetris on it all the time and his batteries have been going for well over 6 months straight.

Reply to this comment    9 January 2004, 23:54 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Metallic case is not new!
Joesph17  Account Info
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that was on the early ROM revision. The later ROM fixes that problem

Reply to this comment    10 January 2004, 05:11 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Metallic case is not new!
Matt Mullins  Account Info

My batteries last about a month and a half. But, with a 75MHz processor, you should expect that.

Reply to this comment    12 January 2004, 01:43 GMT


Re: Re: Metallic case is not new!
Bill_pike Account Info

Has one of the developers of the TI-89 _E_V_E_E_R_ posted on a public message board. HP-49g+ developers regularly read comp.sys.hp48 and help users.

Reply to this comment    8 January 2004, 21:32 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Metallic case is not new!
TheGreatOne  Account Info

Well they don't have as many people to help as TI. Maybe all of TI's people are answering calls to 1 800 TI CARES or answering their emails. TI also has their own discussion board on their website to help people and I know TI employees have been on there.

Reply to this comment    9 January 2004, 23:52 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Metallic case is not new!
BullFrog  Account Info
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Or maybe HP users actually know what they're doing and don't have to bug customer service for help. TI does have a bigger group of younger people who don't wan't to read ANYTHING on how to use their calculator...

Reply to this comment    10 January 2004, 05:21 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Metallic case is not new!
BlackThunder  Account Info
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Why don't I see any of them? The only person there that resembles a TI employee is Ray Kremer, and I don't think he is.

Reply to this comment    10 January 2004, 20:23 GMT


burntfuse  Account Info

Actually, yes, I've seen many posts from the authors of 89 programs about bugs, etc....

Reply to this comment    10 January 2004, 01:25 GMT


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Rob van Wijk  Account Info

I think he means the developers of the calc itself, the people at HP and TI that designed the hardware and coded the OS.

Reply to this comment    10 January 2004, 03:33 GMT

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