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What calculator is best?
« on: November 14, 2011, 04:35:20 pm »
I need help making a decision.
I have a Ti-83+ and I'm very familiar with basic and Axe.

I'm trying to decide whether to get:

A. Ti-84 Plus Silver Edition
B. Ti-Nspire CX CAS
C. Something else :P
« Last Edit: November 14, 2011, 04:35:41 pm by epic7 »

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Re: What calculator is best?
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2011, 04:39:50 pm »
I'd recommend the 84+ SE, but I'm not sure, cause I've never had a Nspire CX CAS.

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Re: What calculator is best?
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2011, 04:56:35 pm »
You should get a TI-Nspire.
I'm taking Algebra 1.
At my school, I'm the person who is obsessed with my calculator.
I'm always thinking of a new idea.
You should get the nspire. IF you can think of something for the nspire, then 9 times out of ten, you can make it.
But, if you don't like taking advice from preteens,
then ask someone else.
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Re: What calculator is best?
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2011, 04:57:34 pm »
Prizm ;D
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Re: What calculator is best?
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2011, 05:00:04 pm »
I would recommend PRIZM or FX-9860GII



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Re: What calculator is best?
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2011, 05:09:45 pm »
How is the programming on the Prizm?

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Re: What calculator is best?
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2011, 05:35:25 pm »
I would strongly reccommend the nspire cx cas. It is very easy to download games onto, has a very good display, and can solve very complex problems. It also solves for variables, simplifies radicals, fractions, and decimals with ease. You should get the nspire cx cas because its better and looks cooler than the prizm.

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Re: What calculator is best?
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2011, 05:45:02 pm »
to answer on njaddisons topic, that's not true, it is limited too, but indeed less than the 84 editions. But remember, it also stops at 150 mHz, zo it is only 3 times the 84...
btw, if you're able to program in axe you can make very nice games for the 84+SE, and the Nspire costs a lot...
I have an nspire too, but i wouldn't have bought it if i didn't have to.
of course, graphically and mathematically the nspire is a lot stronger..

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Re: What calculator is best?
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2011, 06:12:13 pm »
Im looking for mainly programming :P

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Re: What calculator is best?
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2011, 06:16:55 pm »
Well, for one thing the prizm is far better than an 84+, and while technically slower than an nspire, it does have native C and Assembly support, which the Nspire CX, and nspires with OS 3.0, lack (Currently! however, even when ndless 3 comes out you will need to install it, compared to native support in the prizm). They have lua, which I can almost guarantee will be slower than C on the Prizm, being an interpreted language. Oh yeah, and a prizm's cheaper.

I recommend Prizm, as long as you're willing to deal with learning a new system architecture (big changes for Asm, smaller ones for C)
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Re: What calculator is best?
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2011, 06:27:38 pm »
When will ndless 3 probably be released?

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Re: What calculator is best?
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2011, 06:37:01 pm »
We dont know theres a proof of concept for the nonCX 3.x's it might be 6 months or more for all we know till it is fully functional
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Re: What calculator is best?
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2011, 06:38:23 pm »
Yeah, the proof of concept is quite similar to the one demonstrated on the original ndless, for 1.1. It just displays a picture.

Encouragingly, I don't think I saw any external hardware, unlike 1.1's preview vid. :D BTW from 1.1 I think it took about 7 months.
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Re: What calculator is best?
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2011, 06:39:58 pm »
So, in conclusion.... :P

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Re: What calculator is best?
« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2011, 06:41:21 pm »
non cx cas?