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TI-84 Plus Now Available
Posted by Michael on 26 April 2004, 04:28 GMT

Breaking news just in: The TI-84 Plus is now available through most channels for purchasing. TI has also created a new website to promote the new 84 product line: 84silver.com.

It appears that the 84 Plus Silver Edition is not yet available (you can pre-order from several places though), only the 84 Plus for now. If you are looking for a place to buy one, check Froogle.

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Re: TI-84 Plus Now Available
Joesph17 Account Info
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Does anyone have one yet? How fast is it?

I want details!

Reply to this comment    26 April 2004, 04:40 GMT

Re: Re: TI-84 Plus Now Available
Patrick Davidson  Account Info
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According to the official specifications published by TI, it runs at the same speed as a TI-83 Plus Silver Edition.

Reply to this comment    26 April 2004, 04:53 GMT

new calc speed
Drew Engelbrecht Account Info
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According to this link, the ti 84+se's processor is 2.5 times faster than the 83+'s.

Funny, until I actually went to the site, I thought the post was a joke!

Reply to this comment    26 April 2004, 06:29 GMT

Re: new calc speed
Morgan Davies  Account Info
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You are talking about the TI-84 Plus Silver Edition where as he is referring to the normal TI-84 Plus. Here's the specs:

The 84+ has "2.5x the speed of the TI-83 Plus"
And the 84+ SE has "2.5x the speed of the TI-83 Plus"

So, the 84+ amd the 84+ SE have the same processor speed!

Reply to this comment    26 April 2004, 06:45 GMT

Re: Re: new calc speed
chemoautotroph Account Info
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In that case what's the difference (other than APPs)?

Reply to this comment    26 April 2004, 20:46 GMT


Re: Re: Re: new calc speed
darkhydra21 Account Info

Memory. The TI-84+ SE has about 3 times the memory of the regular TI-84+.

Reply to this comment    26 April 2004, 23:35 GMT


Re: Re: new calc speed
punkrockdude Account Info

And the TI-83+SE has 2.5X the spee of TI-83+. :D

Reply to this comment    14 March 2005, 21:40 GMT


Re: new calc speed
Rob van Wijk  Account Info

83-: 6 MHz
83+BE: 6 MHz
83+SE: 15 MHz
84+BE: 15 MHz
84+SE: 15 MHz
(BE means Black Edition.)
The 83+SE can be switched to 6 MHz for compatability with the 83+. I cannot guarantee anything about the 84+BE / 84+SE, but I'd be very surprised if they don't have this feature.

Reply to this comment    26 April 2004, 09:17 GMT


Re: Re: new calc speed
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Ehh, don't use "BE." It looks way too similar to "SE."

Reply to this comment    26 April 2004, 21:29 GMT


Re: Re: Re: new calc speed
Jeremiah Walgren  Account Info
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Also, TI never used it so new people probably won't know what you're talking about.

Reply to this comment    27 April 2004, 03:49 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: new calc speed
Jeremiah Walgren  Account Info
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Until they read "(Black Edition)". Missed that little part...

Reply to this comment    27 April 2004, 03:50 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: new calc speed
Timm Bogner  Account Info

THERE WAS A BLACK TI-83PLUS?!?!

just kidding

Reply to this comment    27 April 2004, 04:40 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: new calc speed
Memwaster  Account Info

It seems that most of my friends have the "Pacific blue" ti83+

Reply to this comment    27 April 2004, 12:19 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: new calc speed
BlackThunder  Account Info
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I've only seen a Blue Edition and a Purple Edition, are there others?

Reply to this comment    28 April 2004, 23:11 GMT


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Lewk Of Serthic Account Info

I have black. It's so pretty...

Reply to this comment    7 May 2004, 23:29 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: new calc speed
joeman3429  Account Info

i like the orange TI 89+...
my geometry teacher painted her's orange so no one would steal them

Reply to this comment    27 April 2004, 17:34 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: new calc speed
ti_is_good_++  Account Info

TI-89+?

Reply to this comment    28 April 2004, 15:12 GMT


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BlackThunder  Account Info
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Refers to a TI-89 HW2. Although, in most cases, it's a typo.

Reply to this comment    28 April 2004, 23:10 GMT

Re: Re: Re: TI-84 Plus Now Available
Drew Engelbrecht Account Info
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Oh, it has a ton more memory and an "improved display." I think its the same resolution. For the link I mentioned, just click above on (Website), in case you didn't know.

Reply to this comment    26 April 2004, 06:33 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-84 Plus Now Available
jvdthwip Account Info

I can't believe it, but the resolution is 92 x 68...

Reply to this comment    26 April 2004, 22:33 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-84 Plus Now Available
Jason Malinowski  Account Info

According to discussions with an owner of an 84+, the resolution is the same as an 83+. As far as we can tell, it's a typo.

Reply to this comment    27 April 2004, 01:13 GMT


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BlackThunder  Account Info
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Yep, 8 chars by 16 chars. In a 6x8 monospaced font. I've had way too much experience with my friends' 83+s and 83+SEs.

Reply to this comment    28 April 2004, 23:13 GMT


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darkhydra21 Account Info

Hey, at least you use TI calculators. The guy next to me in my math class has a Casio graphing calculator O_o. It's huge...and blocky...and it's only 12 by 7 characters or so on the home screen...if you could call it a home screen...not really, since you get there through a menu.

Reply to this comment    29 April 2004, 02:42 GMT

Re: Re: Re: TI-84 Plus Now Available
Ayial  Account Info

I contacted TI about this and they told me, and I researched the same thing, that the TI-84se and ti-83se are exactly the same except for a few differences:
1. the 84se has a USB port
2. the 84se has a clock
3. the 84se comes with a few preloaded programs that the 83se doesn't, but you can download them anyways from TI.
4. the 84se has minor appearance differences.

so, there is no significant differences, unless you want a USB port. No speed or memory differences between the silver editions.

Reply to this comment    26 April 2004, 12:44 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-84 Plus Now Available
Benjamin Moody  Account Info

I wouldn't call the different appearance minor. It's much less rectangular, won't pack well. The link ports are both at the top. And the up and down arrows are connected, so it may not be possible to press both at once.

According to the website, though, the most important difference might just be that the Startup app is pre-loaded!

Reply to this comment    27 April 2004, 00:19 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-84 Plus Now Available
mike White Account Info
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yea i saw that why is that important if all u need is a USB cable now??? and Why does it matter??

Reply to this comment    27 April 2004, 02:02 GMT


USB link on the TI 84 (P/PSE)
[TIOZ]  Account Info

Couldn't somebody write a program so that the usb port for the TI 84 (P/PSE) could use it to connect to a 128mb memory stick? Cuz that would be very cool. Imagine all that memory. You could fit eBooks, like the HP calculators.

Reply to this comment    22 May 2004, 00:56 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-84 Plus Now Available
Matt Long  Account Info

It looks to me like the up and down buttons are very close, not connected. If they are, though, what functionality is lost?

Reply to this comment    27 April 2004, 21:15 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-84 Plus Now Available
Matt Long  Account Info

Upon further examination, I have realized that the buttons are, in fact, connected. I retract my earlier statement.

Reply to this comment    27 April 2004, 21:20 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-84 Plus Now Available
BlackThunder  Account Info
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Less rectangular means harder to poke holes into backpacks. And why would you need to press both at once, anyways? You can only register it in ASM programs, and I can't see any reason to.

And Start-Up is preloaded on an 83+ SE. I've seen it from a friend's calculator. I even made a pic for him on it.

Reply to this comment    28 April 2004, 23:15 GMT


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darkhydra21 Account Info

That's not the problem. The problem is that in pressing, say, the "Up" button, the "Down" button might also depress, therefore canceling out the keypress. Not much of a worry for normal use of the calculator, but if you plan to play games on your 84+/SE, it might be a problem.

Reply to this comment    29 April 2004, 02:44 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI-84 Plus Now Available
Matt M Account Info

How much does the 84 cost? How much will the 84SE cost? I *want* one but I doubt I can *afford* one.

Reply to this comment    26 April 2004, 19:13 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-84 Plus Now Available
chemoautotroph Account Info
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The SE is about the same price as an 89. Don't waste your money, wait for the 89 Titanium that is supposed to be the same price as the original 89.

Reply to this comment    26 April 2004, 20:47 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-84 Plus Now Available
mike White Account Info
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i know a nun thats sellin um for 108

Reply to this comment    26 April 2004, 22:03 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-84 Plus Now Available
Lewk Of Serthic Account Info

You have got to be kidding me. A NUN?

Reply to this comment    7 May 2004, 23:31 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-84 Plus Now Available
darkhydra21 Account Info

You really don't need a 84+...just get an 89 or an 89Ti (Titanium)...at least, that's what I'm doing. The two calculators are only ten to thirty dollars apart, depending on where you get them, so the 89 would be a better investment, especially in advanced math classes.

Reply to this comment    26 April 2004, 23:37 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-84 Plus Now Available
joeman3429  Account Info

yeah, and if you want to program, you don't have to use assembly with the 89s :)

Reply to this comment    27 April 2004, 17:37 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-84 Plus Now Available
PlaidPhantom Account Info

Hey!! Basic, when used responsibly, can produce decent programs.

Reply to this comment    27 April 2004, 18:24 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-84 Plus Now Available
darkhydra21 Account Info

Yes, but there is always that risk of an inadverdent RAM clear...so ASM programs and shells that can run from archive dont get lost. And, BASIC graphics can only go so far.

Reply to this comment    28 April 2004, 00:58 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-84 Plus Now Available
PlaidPhantom Account Info

True enough, but I stand by my statement.

Reply to this comment    30 April 2004, 05:06 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-84 Plus Now Available
Lewk Of Serthic Account Info

You almost have to TRY to make BASIC clear the RAM.

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

Re: Re: TI-84 Plus Now Available
KermMartian Account Info
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Same specs exactly as the ti-83+ SE. The only difference hardware-wise is the usb-on-the-go port. Externally, interchangeable faceplates, etc.
sw337.

Reply to this comment    26 April 2004, 16:17 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI-84 Plus Now Available
BlackThunder  Account Info
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DOES NO ONE NOTICE THE KICKSTANDS?!

Reply to this comment    28 April 2004, 23:17 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-84 Plus Now Available
darkhydra21 Account Info

Ummm...the kickstands are cool...but the TI-89 (Titanium) has one, too...not to mention that you probably couldnt use the kickstand on tests because everyone could see your calculations and answers.

Reply to this comment    29 April 2004, 02:47 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-84 Plus Now Available
Ben Cherry  Account Info
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Is that really a problem?

Reply to this comment    29 April 2004, 05:23 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-84 Plus Now Available
CALCUL8R-FREAK  Account Info

What kickstands?

Reply to this comment    2 August 2004, 17:05 GMT

Re: Re: TI-84 Plus Now Available
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Actually, my math teacher got one a couple days ago and brought it in today to show to our class. It looks pretty nice.

Other than the USB support and extra APPS, there's no real advantage to the TI-84+... or is there?

Reply to this comment    26 April 2004, 21:24 GMT

Re: Re: Re: TI-84 Plus Now Available
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Correction: It was a TI-84+SE that he brought in.

Reply to this comment    26 April 2004, 21:30 GMT

Re: Re: Re: TI-84 Plus Now Available
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Oh I see. Education.ti.com lists a few changes from the TI-83+SE to the TI-84+S.

And that's good- it says it's 100% compatible.

Reply to this comment    26 April 2004, 21:41 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-84 Plus Now Available
Benjamin Moody  Account Info

It's obviously not 100% compatible. It's not even, as they claim, 100% keystroke compatible, as there are additional functions, and the clock options on the mode screen.

Symbolic and Omnicalc almost certainly won't work.

Reply to this comment    27 April 2004, 00:23 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-84 Plus Now Available
Michael Vincent  Account Info
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That's why as soon as my 84+ SE arrives, I'll be making sure that all my apps will work.

It is 100% compatible for most purposes though. TI really only cares about educational things, not Omnicalc.

Reply to this comment    27 April 2004, 03:01 GMT


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darkhydra21 Account Info

Well, I saw Omnicalc on a friend's TI-84+ (normal) and it seemed to work fine...

Reply to this comment    29 April 2004, 02:48 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI-84 Plus Now Available
mike White Account Info
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yep my techer got one for free!!! a techer adition though

Reply to this comment    26 April 2004, 22:04 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-84 Plus Now Available
AndySoft  Account Info
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Is there a difference anymore? I'm pretty sure I read that ALL of them can work with the ViewScreen with an appropriate adapter...

Reply to this comment    28 April 2004, 20:22 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-84 Plus Now Available
ti_is_good_++  Account Info

Streaming video out of the link port?

Reply to this comment    29 April 2004, 02:57 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-84 Plus Now Available
Ayial  Account Info

that would be cool

Reply to this comment    29 April 2004, 13:09 GMT


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ti_is_good_++  Account Info

It's not possible at that baud.

Reply to this comment    30 April 2004, 04:36 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-84 Plus Now Available
PlaidPhantom Account Info

Even with such a small screen?

Reply to this comment    30 April 2004, 05:09 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-84 Plus Now Available
ti_is_good_++  Account Info

Yes. At least on TI-89++ (I've tried it).

Reply to this comment    30 April 2004, 07:08 GMT


Re: Re: TI-84 Plus Now Available
Person Dude  Account Info

I HAVE ONE!
LOL, this is 2 years later!
IT ROCKS!

Reply to this comment    11 June 2006, 18:44 GMT

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