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My mini moral dillema
« on: September 26, 2011, 08:22:03 pm »
Good and bad news.
For the school year... my grandparents bout me a TI 84 + SE!!!!
However, the school already provides one, albeit not for games.
My parents didn't know that. They offered me to trade it in for a
TI 89 TITANIUM EDITION!!!!!
But I don't need it. My family is kinda tight with money. I REALLY want one of them because i have only and 83+, but I don't want to take advantage of them like that.
But I could really use EITHER higher model. My grandparents were the one that bought it, and I would chip in, so my parents would only have to pay like $25.
What should I do?
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Re: My mini moral dillema
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2011, 08:24:44 pm »
Well you could always keep the 84 for later times in life (college etc) where they're often required and afaict they don't provide them.  Not for free anyway.
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Re: My mini moral dillema
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2011, 08:25:34 pm »
84 or 89? (answer in poll)
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Re: My mini moral dillema
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2011, 08:26:10 pm »
get ti-89. It will help you a lot through college. (Symbolic math FTW) also, being able to get ti-89 for $25 is rare deal.
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Re: My mini moral dillema
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2011, 08:26:21 pm »
Well I don't exactly like how "pocket it" sounds, but I'd keep the 84, especially since you already have it. :)
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Re: My mini moral dillema
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2011, 08:28:31 pm »
Trade it in for a Prizm. It's cheaper and every bit as powerful as the 84+ (more powerful actually). If you need something more powerful, there's a lot of free computer software available that can help.
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Re: My mini moral dillema
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2011, 08:32:03 pm »
Get a prizm or 89 maybe, unless the prizm is banned from your school. Else maybe a TI-Nspire touchpad if they're still sold, since almost nobody program for 68K anymore. However I guess it's fine if you get a 89t instead of a 84+, although I hope it doesn't mean you'll quit 84+ dev D:
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Re: My mini moral dillema
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2011, 08:32:46 pm »
So the deal is, I have the opportunity for 90$ staples credit to upgrade, or I could keep the 84. I want to know what calc to keep...
I think 89 might just be out of the question. For a game system and or programming tool, how is the prism? versus the nSpire? I already have a TI 83+ BE, so the 84 + SE might be too small an upgrade, though I could go for elimination, ti boy, and music players :D I need to know which one to get, because trading a 90 dollar calculator for binders and pencils is just out of the question, even if my family lived in the slums. This is a rare and beautiful opportunity and I want to milk it as much as I possibly can. Which calc...
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Re: My mini moral dillema
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2011, 08:48:59 pm »
The Nspire is only slightly less expensive than the 89, so I think that's beyond your budget if I understood the original post. As for the Prizm, it's basically an upgraded version of the 84+ SE with a faster processor, color screen, more memory, and is likely to have a lot more development in time than at present.
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Re: My mini moral dillema
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2011, 08:52:37 pm »
If you can, save up the $25 and purchase the 89. Watch out though, some courses in college don't allow high end calcs depending upon the instructor.

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Re: My mini moral dillema
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2011, 08:54:08 pm »
what about a prism? I think that, springing from 90 bucks credit, I can buy almost any calc.
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Re: My mini moral dillema
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2011, 08:55:38 pm »
Prizm: ~$92
TI 84+ SE: ~$129
TI Nspire: ~$150
TI 89 Titantium: ~$150
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Re: My mini moral dillema
« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2011, 08:58:06 pm »
So, assuming I pay half of the remainder from 90 (split with my parents)
The most I could pay either 0 (keep se) $1 :D (prism) or 30 for nspire or 89. I can afford any of that at the moment.
The question is: which one is the best game system? what is the best programming tool?
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Re: My mini moral dillema
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2011, 09:08:32 pm »
Isn't the new Prizm price only temporary, though? I thought it was just a school year start sale until it goes back to $129.99?
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Re: My mini moral dillema
« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2011, 09:15:05 pm »
At walmart (at least where I live in the US) they're going for $99 and there's no indication of a sale.  So idk..
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