ticalc.org
Basics Archives Community Services Programming
Hardware Help About Search Your Account
   Home :: Community :: Surveys :: What's the longest you've used a particular graphing calculator on a regular basis?
Results
Choice Votes   Percent
Less than a month 0 0.0%   
1-6 months 4 6.2%   
7-11 months 5 7.7%   
1-3 years 22 33.8%   
4-6 years 21 32.3%   
7-10 years 4 6.2%   
More than 10 years 8 12.3%   
I've never used a graphing calculator 1 1.5%   

Survey posted 2012-08-11 16:02 by Travis.

Contribute ideas to surveys by sending a mail to survey@ticalc.org.

  Reply to this item

Re: What's the longest you've used a particular graphing calculator on a regular basis?
Travis Evans  Account Info

Generally, each time I've gotten a new calculator, it quickly became my main one, and I no longer used the older ones much. (Nowadays, there's an exception, where I currently use both my TI-89t and HP 50g often.) So the breakdown becomes:

TI-81: A few months to a year?
TI-82: About a year or two
TI-85, TI-86: About three years each
TI-89, TI-89t: About 5–6 years each

So the winner will soon (if not already) be my 89t, since I use it more than my old, battered 89.

Reply to this comment    11 August 2012, 16:03 GMT


Re: Re: What's the longest you've used a particular graphing calculator on a regular basis?
Stefan Bauwens  Account Info
(Web Page)

Well I have my periods where I don't go on any calculator, so I'm not sure yet what to answer.

Reply to this comment    13 August 2012, 10:08 GMT

Re: What's the longest you've used a particular graphing calculator on a regular basis?
Chris Smith Account Info

I only ever use one calculator at a time. I've hoarded all the old ones though. I've used the following extensively:

Casio FX-4000P 1986-1993 - 7 years (at school). Not graphing but worth a mention.
TI-82 1993-1997 - 4 years.
TI-86 1997-2011 - 14 years
TI Nspire CAS 2011-now
Also use a TI-92 (not plus!) on and off that someone gave me but I just can't get on with it as you really have to lug the manual around.

I've spent less than a new TI-84 on all of the above together.

Reply to this comment    16 August 2012, 21:32 GMT

Re: What's the longest you've used a particular graphing calculator on a regular basis?
Patrick Davidson  Account Info
(Web Page)

TI-85: 17 years ... and counting!

Reply to this comment    22 August 2012, 21:09 GMT


Re: Re: What's the longest you've used a particular graphing calculator on a regular basis?
Deep Thought  Account Info
(Web Page)

That's incredible. Still working, eh?

How long have you used it for programming?

Reply to this comment    31 August 2012, 04:24 GMT

Re: What's the longest you've used a particular graphing calculator on a regular basis?
Patrick Davidson  Account Info
(Web Page)

TI-85: 17 years, and counting!

Reply to this comment    23 August 2012, 02:17 GMT

Re: What's the longest you've used a particular graphing calculator on a regular basis?
Deep Thought  Account Info
(Web Page)

TI-83 Plus, 2007–present
Casio PRIZM, 2012–present
TI-84 Pocket.fr, 2012–present
TI-Nspire CX CAS, 2012–present

My TI-83 Plus has three kids. One of them is adopted.

Reply to this comment    31 August 2012, 04:27 GMT

Re: What's the longest you've used a particular graphing calculator on a regular basis?
darl 181  Account Info

84pbe 2009-2012
-lasted through a few years of heavy use (2009?-2012), now even setting it down makes some power connection inside the case fail and crashes it x.x

9750gii/9860gii 2010-2011
-used for math, equation solver & co.
-also eventually for a faster-running FPS :P

Prizm 2011-Current
CX 2012-Current
-learning C for these

Reply to this comment    25 September 2012, 02:38 GMT

Re: What's the longest you've used a particular graphing calculator on a regular basis?
Compgeke  Account Info
(Web Page)

Used a TI-85 for all of last year in school and this year I'm using a TI-86 I picked up. Also have a TI-83+ but that and the TI-85 I use as loan outs for now, people seem to want an iPhone over a calculator (and I would rather the 1-3 TI-89s or maybe even HP 50Gs for the same price).

Reply to this comment    31 October 2012, 01:00 GMT

Re: What's the longest you've used a particular graphing calculator on a regular basis?
ordelore Account Info

I just got my TI-84 in june but I love it and can't be taken away from it

Reply to this comment    8 December 2012, 20:26 GMT

  Copyright © 1996-2011, the ticalc.org project. All rights reserved. | Contact Us | Disclaimer