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When was TI's greatest year?
« on: February 24, 2011, 02:51:46 pm »
As the question says, when do you think TI was at its greatest in terms of their innovation (for calculators)?
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Re: When was TI's greatest year?
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2011, 02:53:36 pm »
As the question says, when do you think TI was at its greatest (productivity, ingenuity, actually knowing what's a useful feature and what's not, etc.)?

The year I wanted to vote for is not there :S

I think the NSpire was their greatest release and I'm not trolling.

The NSpire is just the best School calculator there is.

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Re: When was TI's greatest year?
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2011, 02:58:15 pm »
What about in terms of programmability/usefulness (to us)?




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Re: When was TI's greatest year?
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2011, 02:59:20 pm »
What about in terms of programmability/usefulness (to us)?

Then the TI-83+ would be the best release and its year the best year.

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productivity, ingenuity, actually knowing what's a useful feature and what's not, etc.

Answering this, the NSpire Family.

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Re: When was TI's greatest year?
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2011, 03:09:02 pm »
I'm going to have to disagree with that, due to the lack of getkey and drawing commands in nspire basic, and the new menu system drastically lowers productivity. (For example, try switching between degrees and radians on the nspire.)

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Re: When was TI's greatest year?
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2011, 04:26:14 pm »
2004, definitely, 84SE came out then  ;)

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Re: When was TI's greatest year?
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2011, 05:11:26 pm »
I'm going to have to go with 2004, as both the 84+SE and 83+SE were in stores then. ;D

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Re: When was TI's greatest year?
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2011, 05:16:10 pm »
Slight change: What about solely based on innovation/ingenuity?




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Re: When was TI's greatest year?
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2011, 05:19:39 pm »
Whatever year the 83+ SE came out. One of my favorite calcs of all time.

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Re: When was TI's greatest year?
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2011, 05:22:53 pm »
2011, TI-Nspire CX, except that it was only for competition against the PRIZM.

speaking of which, should I get the Nspire CX or PRIZM?

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Re: When was TI's greatest year?
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2011, 05:24:55 pm »
2011, TI-Nspire CX, except that it was only for competition against the PRIZM.

speaking of which, should I get the Nspire CX or PRIZM?
Well I would go with a Prizm, but it depends on your preferences. We do already have a C/C++ environment for the Prizm though.

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Re: When was TI's greatest year?
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2011, 05:26:04 pm »
Yep, the greatest calc ever is the 83+/84+ series. The 89T was not bad as well. Then the NSpire came out, it was like a mini computer/PDA until we found out it wasn't programmable until ndless came out.

The nSpire CX version seems really awesome, if it's really awesome or not, we have to wait to see if it's programmable like the 83+ or uber-limited like the normal nSpire.

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Re: When was TI's greatest year?
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2011, 05:32:22 pm »
2012, because they'll die. Actually wait, we're all gonna die too. O.O

kidding aside, I disagree that the Nspire was the best calc, because I find it hard to use and to navigate with it compared to the z80 and 68Ks and programming is too limited. The worst part is that in 2007 the TI-Nspire had absolutely no TI-BASIC language altogether O.O O.O

I think the best year was 1999, because the TI-83+ ended up being the most popular calc ever for many years.


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Re: When was TI's greatest year?
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2011, 05:35:16 pm »
To be honest, TI-86/85's rule, but that may be because I've only used them once.  :P

as for TI-BASIC, I use programs for a LOT of math stuff (all right, I admit it).  I have to archive everything before a test, and then do a RAM clear afterwards, because I create dozens of little programs to help me.  ;)

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Re: When was TI's greatest year?
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2011, 05:40:58 pm »
Guess I'll go with 1999, then.

2012, because they'll die. Actually wait, we're all gonna die too. O.O

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