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Re: New ClassPad 330 Plus does NOT have a color display
« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2012, 05:16:07 pm »
Even though it doesn't have a color screen, who cares? A calc with a touchscreen is always awesome :)

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Re: New ClassPad 330 Plus does NOT have a color display
« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2012, 06:47:42 pm »
Even though it doesn't have a color screen, who cares? A calc with a touchscreen is always awesome :)

I agree!  It is sad to see new things like this being downgraded just because it does not have a color screen.  Although the color screen is nice, it certainly does not define the product! :)


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Re: New ClassPad 330 Plus does NOT have a color display
« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2012, 07:20:04 pm »
Even though it doesn't have a color screen, who cares? A calc with a touchscreen is always awesome :)
Would you buy a black and white TV?   After the experience of using color I don't think many people would go back to black and white but the point is that Casio is using ancient technology and in addition many people have had problems with the the Casio gray screen so Surely they will come out with a high end cas calc with color screen so why waste your money on obsolete technology.  JUST WAIT AWHILE.


I disagree!  It is important to downgrade things like this so that companies produce really good products instead of outdated junk.   A color screen is nice and it certainly does define the product! :)a

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Re: New ClassPad 330 Plus does NOT have a color display
« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2012, 10:44:08 am »
You seem to forget that the Ti-84 series is a staple in most American schools. They have a black and white low res. display, and have remained relatively unchanged since they were introduced as the TI-82 in 1993. The Z80 is much more ancient than the class pad's processor and the screen is of even lower quality. And oh yea, they're expensive too. I guess despite being "outdated junk", they still server their intended purpose. Since the class pad is more advanced then the standard, I would hardly classify it as "junk". It seems a fancy high res. screen really isn't necessary.
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Re: New ClassPad 330 Plus does NOT have a color display
« Reply #19 on: February 03, 2012, 11:15:22 am »
You seem to forget that the Ti-84 series is a staple in most American schools. They have a black and white low res. display, and have remained relatively unchanged since they were introduced as the TI-82 in 1993. The Z80 is much more ancient than the class pad's processor and the screen is of even lower quality. And oh yea, they're expensive too. I guess despite being "outdated junk", they still server their intended purpose. Since the class pad is more advanced then the standard, I would hardly classify it as "junk". It seems a fancy high res. screen really isn't necessary.

Thank you for making my point.  The 84 series uses 20 year old technology as you said.  Only the TI cx series uses a modern screen and it is 5 or 6 years old.  It's not about a fancy screen not being necessary.  If the basis for making a judgement is what is necessary, then we should not be using calculators at all.  My point is that calculators use old technology which is ok if that cost savings is passed on to you but it is not.  So if you don't mind being ripped off go for it.  That is your decision to make and your money to spend.  As for myself, I already have some old calculators that have old technology so I there is no point in wasting money on another another.  Perhaps you spend your parents money in which case getting quality for the money is not an issue.

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Re: New ClassPad 330 Plus does NOT have a color display
« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2012, 02:01:20 pm »
Even though it doesn't have a color screen, who cares? A calc with a touchscreen is always awesome :)

I agree!  It is sad to see new things like this being downgraded just because it does not have a color screen.  Although the color screen is nice, it certainly does not define the product! :)

I agree and disagree at the same time. CP300's are in the $150 range. I think that if casio is going to continue to use a B&W screen, they should lower the price. Or they can keep the same price and give it a color screen.



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Re: New ClassPad 330 Plus does NOT have a color display
« Reply #21 on: February 03, 2012, 05:43:24 pm »
Even though it doesn't have a color screen, who cares? A calc with a touchscreen is always awesome :)

Bingo! ka-Ching.  You are absolutely, totally correct and I agree with you completely .

I agree!  It is sad to see new things like this being downgraded just because it does not have a color screen.  Although the color screen is nice, it certainly does not define the product! :)

I agree and disagree at the same time. CP300's are in the $150 range. I think that if casio is going to continue to use a B&W screen, they should lower the price. Or they can keep the same price and give it a color screen.

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Re: New ClassPad 330 Plus does NOT have a color display
« Reply #22 on: February 03, 2012, 05:44:51 pm »
Even though it doesn't have a color screen, who cares? A calc with a touchscreen is always awesome :)

Yes!

Bingo! ka-Ching.  You are absolutely, totally correct and I agree with you completely .

I agree!  It is sad to see new things like this being downgraded just because it does not have a color screen.  Although the color screen is nice, it certainly does not define the product! :)

I agree and disagree at the same time. CP300's are in the $150 range. I think that if casio is going to continue to use a B&W screen, they should lower the price. Or they can keep the same price and give it a color screen.

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Re: New ClassPad 330 Plus does NOT have a color display
« Reply #23 on: February 04, 2012, 04:56:02 am »
There are advantages to B&W displays, you know, like power consumption. Most modern color LCDs require a backlight, and those that don't cost more than double (reflective/transflective vs transmissive, big price gap in color, but with B&W reflective becomes a viable option)

Besides, it's still just a calculator. They don't design these things for the graphics. Most of the money doesn't go into the screen anyways, so a change to color without causing a large power draw (there's a reason the cx has a rechargeable Li-Poly battery) would increase the price of the calc, assuming all other costs were to remain the same, including profits.