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    The TI-83 Plus SE is nearly identical to the TI-83 Plus, maintaining backwards compatibility but greatly increasing available memory. Like the 83 Plus, it allows for flash-upgradable ROM and calculator-based applications. It was the most popular among Texas Instruments Z80 calculators, but TI has now discontinued it in favor of the TI-84 Plus and TI-84 Plus Silver Edition.


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    TI-83 Plus SE


    TI-83 Plus SE
    CPU 15 MHz ZiLOG Z80
    Memory 128K RAM (24K available to user), 1.5 MB Flash ROM
    Screen Size 96x64 pixels, 16x8 characters
    Link Port? Yes
    CBL/CBR Support? Yes
    ViewScreen Model Available? Yes
    TI-Presenter Compatible? Yes
    TI Keyboard Compatible? Yes
    TI-Navigator Compatible? Yes


    » TI Connect for the TI-83 Plus SE
    » TI-Graph Link for the TI-83 Plus SE
    » Guide Books from Texas Instruments


    » TI Connect
    The TI Connect is the latest link cable produced by TI. It has a higher data transfer rate than the TI-Graph Link cable. It's a USB cable and lets you transfer data files (such as programs) between your calculator and your computer.

    » TI-Graph Link
    The TI-Graph Link is the older link cable produced by TI. It does not have as high of data transfer rate, but it does work with almost all calculators. It connects to your serial port and like TI Connect is widely used to transfer data files (such as programs) between your calculator and your computer.


    From time to time, TI will update the internal code of their calculators to work around bugs, optimize functions, and even add features. This results in several versions of each calculator in the marketplace. You can check the ROM version of your TI-83 Plus SE using the following key sequence and reading the number on your screen:

    [2nd] [MEM] [1]

    Known ROM versions:

    • 1.13
    • 1.14
    • 1.15
    • 1.16
    • 1.17
    • 1.18
    • 1.19


    » Link Cables
    Link cables let you transfer data files (such as programs) between your calculator and your computer.

    » Power Extension Page
    The Power Extension instructions will show you how to use AA (instead of AAA) batteries without making any modifications to your calculator.


    BASIC programming on the TI-83 Plus SE is compatible with that of the TI-83 Plus.


    » Programming the TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus by Christopher Mitchell

    » Using the TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus by Christopher Mitchell

    Online resources:

    » TI-82 BASIC Tips & Tricks Vol. 1 by David Dynes
    » The Vortex: TI-83+ BASIC Programming by Wes Cronk
    » TI-83 Plus BASIC: A Beginners' Guide by Boris Cherny
    » TI-Basic Developer
    » Tutorials at TI-Freakware


    Assembly language programming capability is built-in to the TI-83 Plus. Assembly programs written for the TI-83 will not run without modification on the TI-83 Plus; some work is required to port TI-83 assembly programs to the TI-83 Plus.

    For software development, we recommend Brass, included with the Doors CS SDK, or SPASM.

    » The Guide by Jimi Malcolm
    » The Vortex: Ti-83+ ASM Programming by Wes Cronk
    » Tutorials at TI-Freakware
    » WikiTI


    Several emulators are available to let you simulate TI calculators on your computer. To locate available emulators and learn how to download a ROM image from your calculator, see our Emulators page.

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