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TI-83+ Silver Edition Shipping
Posted by Eric on 4 May 2001, 22:06 GMT

Welp, slowly but surely, the long-awaited new TI-83+ Silver Edition calculators are starting to go live. As with most everything else nowadays, your best bet (if you're *that* anxious for one) is to buy online. So far, from what I've heard, the non-profit calc.org is selling them for $127, and Global Products has them for $129.95 (note: we are not affiliated with either of these sites nor are we endorsing them in any way). Lots of other online retailers will probably offer them soon as well, and eventually maybe they'll pop into your local electronics store too. Anyone have one already? Post about it below.

 


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Re: TI-83+ Silver Edition Shipping
GundamMan69  Account Info
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I just got mine today...its phat,i love the apps,first post maybe ;-0

     4 May 2001, 22:18 GMT


Re: Re: TI-83+ Silver Edition Shipping
JoelThePenguin  Account Info

Why is everyone so obsessed with getting first post??

     8 May 2001, 05:39 GMT

Re: Re: Re: TI-83+ Silver Edition Shipping
Shaun  Account Info

Same reason people are obsessed with buying a CD from a popular band first, being the first on their block to have a Pentium 4, or owning an expensive brand name shirt first.

     8 May 2001, 08:26 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-83+ Silver Edition Shipping
YodaToad  Account Info
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Who'd want a Pentium 4?

     10 May 2001, 04:21 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-83+ Silver Edition Shipping
86er

Me!

     15 May 2001, 00:13 GMT

Re: Re: Re: TI-83+ Silver Edition Shipping
Matthew Obets  Account Info
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have you ever been to /. (slash dot)?
copy/paste www.slashdot.org or click the URL above.

     8 May 2001, 15:15 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI-83+ Silver Edition Shipping
L_Kishyak  Account Info

because they are immarture ti geeks (note, I could've said nerd, but they aren't worthy of it) with nothing better to do. yippee! now you have a ti-83plus that looks just like a big silver piece of junk! no offense, but a) the 86/89 are still more powerful by standards of math, and b) my dad bragged recently to me that the palm's now have graphing calc software that does quite a bit more...BUT WE WANT THEM SILVER!

:P

- me

(btw somewhere between 113th and 115th post!!!!!)

     9 May 2001, 21:48 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-83+ Silver Edition Shipping
Ted Burton  Account Info

They are neither geeks nor nerds: they generally don't even program (Actually, basic is a scripting language, and I doubt they do assembly or hexadecimal machine code). The 83+se is simply an attempt by TI to appeal to the same people who bought imacs because they looked "cute" and had a user-obsequitous interface. We all know the 86 and 89 are vastly superior in their native oses, but the 83+se will probably have a ton of flashapps that do what the rest of the line can do, but will each cost $$. And by the way, palm devices *are* generally silver

     10 May 2001, 01:34 GMT

Just out of curiosity...
Daniel Bishop  Account Info
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what, exactly, is the difference between a scripting language and an interpreted programming language?

     10 May 2001, 03:21 GMT


Re: Just out of curiosity...
Ted Burton  Account Info

If it's interpreted, it's not programming, it's scripting.

     12 May 2001, 00:38 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-83+ Silver Edition Shipping
BigRedDog Account Info

"generally don't even program" is correct. I bought one and expect it to come tomorrow, however, I do program in BASIC and a little assembly. Most, however, "cuteness" of it or the ability to hold more of those worthless games. 98% of the kids at my school bought TI calcs for the games, and I only know of five who program semi-seriously in BASIC (one is me and I am the only one who has even touched on assembly). The APPs are only $7 a piece, easily affordable if you buy one only every month or so.

     11 May 2001, 06:47 GMT


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Daniel Bishop  Account Info
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>> the ability to hold more of those worthless games <<

Of course, that's only relevant if the user knows how to use the archive and unarchive commands.

     13 May 2001, 04:55 GMT


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GundamMan69  Account Info
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ACTUALLY... getting first post is just bragging rights.. kinda.. not nerdy. Im not saying the se is better then my 92+,i just wanted the se when the 92 is too powerful and i dont want to carry around,also i can program basic,asm(z80,68k), html, java, qbasic, vbasic and c++

     14 May 2001, 00:01 GMT

Re: TI-83+ Silver Edition Shipping
no_one_2000

So, what exactly is Silver Edition? (FIRST POST!)

     4 May 2001, 22:20 GMT

Re: Re: TI-83+ Silver Edition Shipping
Alex Hoops  Account Info

... you got broke...

     4 May 2001, 22:38 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI-83+ Silver Edition Shipping
no_one_2000

Well, I was close :-) See, it said 0 posts, so I clicked on it and posted. Oh well. Sum1 beat me!

     8 May 2001, 21:49 GMT


Re: Re: TI-83+ Silver Edition Shipping
Chris Coykendall  Account Info
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What is Silver Edition? lol The newest of the TI-83 line with a ton of space. I have a green slide case, but that's totally unrelated.

.db "Chill!"

     8 May 2001, 03:31 GMT

Re: TI-83+ Silver Edition Shipping
Reno  Account Info

Does it remain compatible with all MirageOS/Ion programs? What speed to those games run at: a locked 6 mhz, or do they get a sudden boost to 15 mhz?

BTW, THIRD POST!

     4 May 2001, 22:22 GMT


Re: Re: TI-83+ Silver Edition Shipping
Dan Englender Account Info
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Nearly all MirageOS and Ion programs should be compatible, except for ones that use the link port (ZTetris 2 player, Bomberkids, etc). The Silver Edition uses a new hardware assist on the link port which means that you can only send in TI's protocol. (No, this was not done for the purpose of not allowing link games, it was done to both speed up link transfers, and to allow the calculator to send/receive data while the CPU is doing something else.)

     4 May 2001, 22:38 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI-83+ Silver Edition Shipping
Dan Englender Account Info
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Glub...Sorry to be posting two messages, I forgot about the second half of your question. For compatibility, all assembly programs will run at the 6 MHZ speed. If a program wants it, it can manually raise the speed to 15 MHZ.

     4 May 2001, 22:43 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-83+ Silver Edition Shipping
Emir Sakic  Account Info
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Do you mean in the new version of MirageOS? How will the things be running ION? And how can program manually raise the speed? Or did you mean that will be an option in MirageOS there user can choose to run on higher speed?

     4 May 2001, 23:20 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-83+ Silver Edition Shipping
Andrew Magness  Account Info
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No, he means defaultly, the OS runs programs at the normal old 6 mhz that the 83+ ran. If the program wants, it can manually make a ROM call and set the speed to the full 15 mhz. That call isn't MirageOS or ION dependant.

--Andrew

     5 May 2001, 07:10 GMT

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