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TI-Nspire Revealed
Posted by Michael on 10 March 2007, 23:08 GMT

TI has created a new website unveiling more details about the upcoming TI-Nspire graphing calculator. It comes in two versions, CAS and non-CAS. The non-CAS version apparently can have TI-84 Plus emulation. The highlights of the TI-Nspire are its interactive abilities (moving graphs, linking tables and graphs together, etc.).

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Re: TI-Nspire Revealed
CajunLuke  Account Info
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Interesting. Two models (and computer software) - this is certainly looks far better than the ClassPad 300. I only have two irritants: no pricing info yet? And it looks like the software is Windows-only. I thought it was going to be Win/Mac? Am I just remembering a fevered delusion?

Reply to this comment    10 March 2007, 23:25 GMT

Re: Re: TI-Nspire Revealed
leginuoh  Account Info

*From the article*

*TI-Nspire computer software for Macintosh operating system version 10.4 and later will be available in early 2008.

I am so excited for this... I am going to buy both the day they come out.

Reply to this comment    10 March 2007, 23:49 GMT

Re: Re: Re: TI-Nspire Revealed
CajunLuke  Account Info
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Hmmm. I didn't see that. The "Computer Link" page says "running a supported Windows® operating system". I assumed that meant Windows-only. Maybe the Mac version can't link. That's not /too/ bad.

Reply to this comment    11 March 2007, 00:04 GMT


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Austin Ayers  Account Info

What?!? You can't possibly need both. Perhaps one with the software, but...

I probably won't get one, simply because I'm getting a TI-89 Titanium tomorrow afternoon...

Reply to this comment    11 March 2007, 00:10 GMT


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leginuoh  Account Info

Oh, I definitely want both, one for the CAS, and the other so that I will not need to carry around my 83 plus. For further proof, I already have a Ti-81, Ti-83, 4 Ti-83 pluses, 2 Ti-83 Plus silver Editions, Ti-85, Ti-86, Ti-89, and Ti-89 Titanium.

Reply to this comment    11 March 2007, 03:23 GMT

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Desmodromic Account Info

Dude.

Reply to this comment    12 March 2007, 16:27 GMT

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Jim Bauwens Account Info

Why no 92 Plus?

Reply to this comment    14 March 2007, 08:03 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-Nspire Revealed
Jim Bauwens Account Info

Why not an 92 Plus?

Reply to this comment    14 March 2007, 08:03 GMT


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leginuoh  Account Info

Because it is discontinued, and I have no credit card to get one off of E-bay or the likes.

Reply to this comment    14 March 2007, 19:21 GMT


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patz2009  Account Info
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*from the article, again*

The TI-Nspire CAS handheld is priced comparably to the TI-89 Titanium graphing calculator.

Reply to this comment    12 March 2007, 12:56 GMT


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ClamChowder Account Info

Still, priced comparably to the TI-89 Titanium would probably mean that it were more expensive than the TI-89 Titanium.

I think that it is probably better to stick with the TI-89 until more is known.

Reply to this comment    8 April 2007, 19:01 GMT


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Tonya Account Info

TI-Nspire CAS will be approximately $10 more than the retail price of TI-89T. TI-Nspire will be approximately $10 more than the retail price of TI-84+SE.

Reply to this comment    12 June 2007, 16:06 GMT

Re: TI-Nspire Revealed
Bryan Hartley  Account Info
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This is intriguing. However, I wonder how teachers will react to it, because it does offer saving features and more. Also, is there a detailed spec sheet?

Reply to this comment    11 March 2007, 01:15 GMT


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slimey_limey  Account Info
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Haha, I misread that as "daylight saving features".

Reply to this comment    12 March 2007, 18:52 GMT

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bfr Account Info
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Haha, I litereally laughed out loud at that.

Reply to this comment    14 March 2007, 01:15 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI-Nspire Revealed
bfr Account Info
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Haha, I literally laughed out loud at that. :P

Reply to this comment    14 March 2007, 01:15 GMT

Re: TI-Nspire Revealed
Aaron Kornaus  Account Info
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Very interesting... the 84+ snap-in keyboard is something else. I can't imagine any teachers actually getting a class set of these things to make its power useful. That thing must go for at least $250 each. Too bad it doesn't have a good "actual" video of a unit in use.

Reply to this comment    11 March 2007, 03:49 GMT

Re: Re: TI-Nspire Revealed
Aaron Kornaus  Account Info
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You know, I just noticed on the webpage--there is a Reset button on the back so teachers can blast the unit's memory. Scary.

Reply to this comment    11 March 2007, 03:51 GMT

Fast Reset
aladdinslamp Account Info
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B-L-ECH! Eww! Yuck! That is NOT a good idea on TI's part.

Reply to this comment    11 March 2007, 15:35 GMT

Re: Re: Re: TI-Nspire Revealed
CajunLuke  Account Info
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Not really. If they have a class set, it takes forever to erase each unit before the test (I know - I was the one who did it). This is easier on them, and you can always refuse to let them reset /your/ unit, and use a class calculator. If you get really ambitious, you can desolder it and take it out.

Reply to this comment    11 March 2007, 16:31 GMT


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Kevin Kofler Account Info
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The problem is that quick reset buttons lend themselves very easily to annoying pranksters/bullies. They also make it easy to accidentally reset your calculator during transport.

Reply to this comment    11 March 2007, 22:17 GMT


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PhoneCord Account Info

Not that big of a deal. Your documents autosave constantly and the reset only reboots the device. It doesn't clear the memory. You have to go deep into the menus to do that.

Reply to this comment    12 March 2007, 03:43 GMT


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burntfuse  Account Info
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That's actually a really good idea - a way to bring it out of a hung program without pulling the batteries or losing data.

Reply to this comment    13 March 2007, 18:46 GMT


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CajunLuke  Account Info
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Except that he's wrong. But it /is/ a good idea.

Reply to this comment    14 March 2007, 01:38 GMT

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PhoneCord Account Info

No, the reset button does not blow away the memory. It only reboots it in case it freezes or crashes.

Reply to this comment    12 March 2007, 03:40 GMT


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CajunLuke  Account Info
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I quote form the "Exam Acceptance" page: "Quickly and easily prepare TI-Nspire and TI-Nspire CAS handhelds for test day. Educators can simply press a reset button located on the back of each unit. "

To make this actually useful, you'd have to delete all programs and APPs from the calculators - if you kept all your data, you could use that to cheat (notes in text files as well as programs).

Also, I suspect the button is one of those paper clip/ballpoint pen reset buttons to prevent accidental resets.

Reply to this comment    12 March 2007, 05:09 GMT

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Kevin Kofler Account Info
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Of course, those buttons are DESIGNED to prevent accidents, that doesn't mean they DO prevent accidents. ;-) They're also very easy to hit by a school bully.

Reply to this comment    12 March 2007, 09:56 GMT

Erase or just Restart?
aladdinslamp Account Info
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If you ask me, for the "reset" feature to work like the TI website says, it would have to clear out all the memory. Ouuch.

Of course, someone could just make a memory-resident program that disables the Reset button, so it doesn't matter anyway.

Reply to this comment    12 March 2007, 17:20 GMT


Re: Erase or just Restart?
CajunLuke  Account Info
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Thanks; that's exactly what I was trying to say.

Reply to this comment    12 March 2007, 21:19 GMT


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PhoneCord Account Info

No.. not exactly... I heard something about a "testing mode" from people going to T3. I'm guessing TI doesn't like thee fact that in early models the only way was clear everything.

Reply to this comment    13 March 2007, 14:34 GMT


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CajunLuke  Account Info
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If it's like the 84+'s "test mode" oddness, that could be. It would seem, to make sense, and be workable. I hope you're right - that seems lots better than the alternative (s).

Reply to this comment    14 March 2007, 01:43 GMT


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Mr.Z  Account Info
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I, for one, would welcome a reset button. I have pulled a battery out & reinserted it so many times on my TI-92+ that the springs are wearing out (causing random crashes if the calculator is hit too hard & wiggles the batteries), & my TI-86 appears to be headed the same way (though it has better springs, I sometimes program it using machine language directly from memory, which results in lots of crashes if & when I goof).

Reply to this comment    9 May 2007, 14:19 GMT


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Mr.Z  Account Info
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It occurs to me that an MMU would mostly alleviate the need for a reset button without the teacher-initiated memory clearing effect. But, of course, that would not be very good for the unit's perception as a calculator (since then it could easily run Linux even without the noMMU patch). So I guess I want a calculator with an MMU instead.

Reply to this comment    9 May 2007, 14:23 GMT


Re: Re: TI-Nspire Revealed
Tonya Account Info

Retail for TI-Nspire, with the TI-83/84 keypad, is approximately $10 more than the TI-84+SE.

Reply to this comment    12 June 2007, 16:08 GMT

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