Re: TI-H: what should i buy?
Re: TI-H: what should i buy?
Here's basically what he said, only in a slightly more organized state :>
Get nothing less than an 85, there's no point if you've already got an 82.
Currently the 85 does have a LOT of software available for it (i own one
myself), BUT development of games and the like has all but stopped. Most
game developers are focusing on the 86. At the moment, most driver/hardware
development is still focussed on the 85, but don't expect that to last much
You also have the TI-92. As he said, this calc runs about $160, and there is
a 128K memory expansion module available got $80. In total, that's over $240
(including Tax, etc.) Also, you can not use the 92 on the PSAT, SAT, or IB
exams. So, if you plan on using this calc on those tests, you're basically
limited to the 85 or 86.
As I said above, the 85 is a good calculator, but the 86 is far better. You
could also take a trip to your local Office Max. I know at mine, they've got
calcs out for demonstration use by anyone, so you can see for yourself the
improvements made to the 85 that became the 86.
- Jon Olson
From: ryan pogge <email@example.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Thursday, January 29, 1998 9:25 PM
Subject: Re: TI-H: what should i buy?
>well, as of now there is alot for the 85 , memory expander, temp.
>sensor,mbus, turbo,backlighting,and sinterface ports have all been made.
>someone is working on printer interface i think also.
>the 96 is OK it does have more memory ..but i still like the 85.
>in my opinion though the 92 is far supirior to all the TI-8x series..
>the EuP is a great memory expander, and soon to be the EII will be
>now alot of these things i have mentioned will be ported over to other
>calcs eventualy so as long as you get a 85/86/92....eventualy most
>projects will work on all of these...
>if you are concerned about math...the 92....especialy if you buy the $80
>92+module and the calc, is far supior
>so i guess what im saying is go for the 92....
>you can find it for about $160 somewhere and the module is $80
>but it adds many many math features and alot of memory.
>the 86 has way more memory than the 85.
>and considering the drivers WILL be ported...
>id say if u dont have the money for the 92 get the 86
>otherwise get the 92 definently....
>but im sure other people have much different opinions, not thatthe
>jumble of crap i just wrote was an opinion :) ...or even rational at
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>>I've saved up enough money to buy myself one calculator. I have an
>>want something I can make cool stuff for. Of course the logical choice
>>85 because everybody uses it and everybody makes drivers for it. I
>>the 86 which is generally a souped up 85. Do 85 drivers and shells
>>the 86? Are any drivers for good projects coming out for any other
>>calculators (82, 92)? Should I just wait and get a 92? I also need
>>something that I will need for school in the future.
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