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Discover the Casio ClassPad Ⅱ (fx-CP400) software
« on: May 12, 2013, 11:00:01 am »
Casio has just released the emulator of its new touch-based, color calculator the ClassPad Ⅱ (fx-CP400)!  :thumbsup:

Let's notice that unlike HP, this emulator is not be free and will stop working if you don't buy and activate a license within 90 days.

The home screen, is, like the TI-Nspire, made of a menu that lets you choose the application (which is highlithed by a color)

No less than 13 applications are available : calculations, eActivity, Statistics, Spreadsheet, graph&Table, Geometry, Conics, DiffEq-Graph, NumSolve, Sequence, Financial, Program, COmmunication, System and even a solution to acquire data from sensors like on the Nspire !  :thumbsup:

The "main" (calculations) app is worthy of its name and responds to what's expected in 2013 from a calculator, allowing simulataneously :
  • natural input (mathprint) if you use the virtual keyboard' templates
  • exact/symbolic (cas) results
  • natural (mathprint) output

Discover now the version 1.00 of the new ClassPad Ⅱ calc !  :thumbsup:

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Re: Discover the Casio ClassPad Ⅱ (fx-CP400) software
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2013, 11:52:14 am »
That looks like one fancy calculator. Reminds me of that touch model of TI. Do we know anything about the hardware/capabilities of the physical calc already?
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Re: Discover the Casio ClassPad Ⅱ (fx-CP400) software
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2013, 11:55:33 am »
The officially announced hardware specs are far below the specs of even '2007 Nspire Clickpad series, let alone the specs of the Nspire CX or HP Prime (which has a touch screen as well)... The fx-CP400's specs aren't even a massive improvement over the Prizm's specs.

(thanks Adriweb for the links)
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Re: Discover the Casio ClassPad Ⅱ (fx-CP400) software
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2013, 12:25:56 pm »
It looks nice and the language in it seems kinda cool, but I wonder if it has game capabilities like the Classpad 300 and if it has the same speed issues as the PRIZM? Also, in 2003, Casio did exactly what TI did with the Nspire but with the ClassPad: Locking down the platform from ASM programming. However, after 2 years of complaints, Casio finally opened the platform to C development and even released an SDK. Not sure if they're gonna do the same now.

As for the emulator I might give it a try, but I doubt I'll buy the calculator because it will most likely cost between $200 and $300 on Ebay like the original Classpads.