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TI-83 Plus moves to TI-84 Plus hardware worldwide !
« on: March 31, 2013, 05:58:22 pm »
UPDATE (April 2nd): The worldwide 15 MHz 83+ was an April Fools joke (as did the Justin Bieber tribute and site name change). :P

In a previous news, we were testing the new TI-83 Plus.fr for back to school 2013 in France.

This new version will use the TI-84 Plus hardware and the TI-84 Plus Silver Edition case, bringing many improvements over the old TI-83 Plus.fr:



    • 1.5 times more RAM: 48KB instead of 32KB ;D
    • 2.5 times faster: 15MHz instead of 6MHz ;D
    • 3 times more archive memory: 480KB instead of 160K ;D
    • direct connection with a standard USB A <-> mini USB B cable on any computer ;D
    • interchangeable kayplates ;D[/color]

    We now learn that this won't be limited to France. From back to school 2013, the TI-83 Plus distributed worldwide will move to the new TI-84 Plus hardware, and form a coherent TI-z80 line with the design of the new TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition! ;D

    I also received a DVT prototype of this new TI-83 Plus, just for you! ;)






    See you soon!



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    « Last Edit: April 02, 2013, 12:38:56 am by Shutterfly »
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    Re: TI-83 Plus moves to TI-84 Plus hardware worldwide !
    « Reply #1 on: March 31, 2013, 06:07:18 pm »
    Awesome!

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    Re: TI-83 Plus moves to TI-84 Plus hardware worldwide !
    « Reply #2 on: March 31, 2013, 06:11:12 pm »
    O.O

    But will they rename the OS to 83+? ??? It makes to sense to call it TI-84 Plus if they're gonna rename the case TI-83 Plus.

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    Re: TI-83 Plus moves to TI-84 Plus hardware worldwide !
    « Reply #3 on: March 31, 2013, 06:16:11 pm »
    It uses the original TI-84 Plus OSes. But as it comes with Boot Code 1.03, you can only use 2.55MP for now.
    And yes, it does display 'TI-84' on the about screen.

    But as TI-83 Plus are very popular, such a 'recasing' makes sense - TI just couldn't abandon the well-known "TI-83 Plus" name.


    It's not the first time such a thing happends you know...

    The last TI-81 with TOM V2.0x moved to a TI-82 hardware while still being called TI-81
    The last TI-82 with ROM 19.006 moved to a TI-83 hardware while still being called TI-82.
    The last TI-83 were renamed to TI-82 STATS and moved to a TI-83+ hardware.
    « Last Edit: March 31, 2013, 06:17:11 pm by critor »
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    Re: TI-83 Plus moves to TI-84 Plus hardware worldwide !
    « Reply #4 on: March 31, 2013, 09:22:19 pm »
    Why do they always like the new case, I started to like th e old case :P

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    Re: TI-83 Plus moves to TI-84 Plus hardware worldwide !
    « Reply #5 on: March 31, 2013, 09:31:47 pm »
    It's about time. We assembly programmers can be grateful about having an excuse to drop support for the old TI-83+ hardware.
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    Re: TI-83 Plus moves to TI-84 Plus hardware worldwide !
    « Reply #6 on: March 31, 2013, 09:33:49 pm »
    Ti is confusing... This doesn't make a whole bunch of sense to me to upgrade an already old line that had a successor that was extremely capable. Why can't we just drop 83 and move to 84 C ?
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    Re: TI-83 Plus moves to TI-84 Plus hardware worldwide !
    « Reply #7 on: March 31, 2013, 09:55:08 pm »
    As suggested above, TI probably wants to retain the TI-83 Plus name that has remained the most popular graphing calculator for over a decade. Getting rid of the traditional TI-83 Plus hardware also lets them simplify manufacturing. It also lets them bring the joys (or lack thereof) of USB linking to the TI-83 Plus market. Perhaps TI will drop the TI-84 Plus non-SE, since the non-SE is now the same as the TI-83 Plus. And with any luck, TI will offer the new TI-83 Plus at the same price point as the old TI-83 Plus, a move they really should have made five years ago.

    Dropping the B&W screen models seems like a bad idea for one simple reason. When was the last time you changed your calculator's batteries? The TI-84 Plus line is quite power efficient. The fact that students normally don't need to change or recharge their calculator every week is a major plus. Also, teachers giving exams are more likely to be able to provide a spare set of AAAs than a spare lithium-ion battery.
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    Re: TI-83 Plus moves to TI-84 Plus hardware worldwide !
    « Reply #8 on: March 31, 2013, 09:56:55 pm »
    Love the calculator... Hate the case.

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    Re: TI-83 Plus moves to TI-84 Plus hardware worldwide !
    « Reply #9 on: April 01, 2013, 12:37:12 am »
    Nice photoshoppery, guys. :)

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    Re: TI-83 Plus moves to TI-84 Plus hardware worldwide !
    « Reply #10 on: April 01, 2013, 01:45:10 am »
    Back at TI:
    Boss:"We need a revolutionary new calculator before back 2 school 2013. We don't have a lot of time on our hands."
    Employee:"Let's put an 84+ inside a CSE case and call it the new 83+!"
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    « Reply #11 on: April 01, 2013, 12:49:53 pm »
    Nice photoshoppery, guys. :)
    If it is a fake, it's interesting that they bothered to edit out the serial number from the case.
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    Re: TI-83 Plus moves to TI-84 Plus hardware worldwide !
    « Reply #12 on: April 01, 2013, 01:52:35 pm »
    It uses the original TI-84 Plus OSes. But as it comes with Boot Code 1.03, you can only use 2.55MP for now.
    And yes, it does display 'TI-84' on the about screen.

    But as TI-83 Plus are very popular, such a 'recasing' makes sense - TI just couldn't abandon the well-known "TI-83 Plus" name.


    It's not the first time such a thing happends you know...

    The last TI-81 with TOM V2.0x moved to a TI-82 hardware while still being called TI-81
    The last TI-82 with ROM 19.006 moved to a TI-83 hardware while still being called TI-82.
    The last TI-83 were renamed to TI-82 STATS and moved to a TI-83+ hardware.
    Yeah but they could have at least changed the RAM Clear and about screens so that it says TI-83 Plus (or since this might be fake, they could at least do it on the TI-83 Plus.Fr 2013 models, which are real, then say TI-83 Plus or TI-83 Plus.Fr on the About screen) or something like that. On the TI-82 Stats it doesn't say TI-83 on the self-test screen, for example, and when you install a TI-83 Plus OS on a TI-83 Plus Silver Edition, it doesn't say TI-83 Plus on it. Same goes for the 84+ series.

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    Re: TI-83 Plus moves to TI-84 Plus hardware worldwide !
    « Reply #13 on: April 01, 2013, 03:50:07 pm »
    All the rumored new calculators is terribly hard to believe.
    Especially when April Fools Day is the day we hear about it.
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    Re: TI-83 Plus moves to TI-84 Plus hardware worldwide !
    « Reply #14 on: April 01, 2013, 06:02:58 pm »
    Have you tried the calculator with ASM programs or custom apps?  I have a bad feeling that it might ship with a new OS that disables assembly programs.  We all see how TI has gone with the nSpire.  :/
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