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Prizm vs 89TI
« on: November 24, 2011, 06:55:10 pm »
I am debating between a prizm and an 89 titanium. Tell me everything you know about them >:D I know that 89 basic is pretty nice, but the pure awesomeness of a color calc may beat it out. I want to have good math capabilities (CAS?), but also be able to code good stuff oncalc.

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Re: Prizm vs 89TI
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2011, 06:56:04 pm »
Well, if a CAS is necessary for you, then go with a 89T, since the Prizm lacks one. Of course remember that the Prizm is more popular than the 89T, though, although much less than the Nspire or the 84+ series.
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Re: Prizm vs 89TI
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2011, 06:58:36 pm »
I think an 89 is probably most useful, but I really like the prizm too. Can anyone tell me about prizm basic?

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Re: Prizm vs 89TI
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2011, 06:59:30 pm »
Isn't there some programs for Casio that provide CAS in a way?
Prizm basic is quite similar to older Casio basic language such as FX-9860 and the CFX-9850/9750 etc series.
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Re: Prizm vs 89TI
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2011, 07:01:02 pm »
Not yet Jonius. It might take a while before one arrives actually.

mrmprog It's kinda nice, but drawing commands are very slow. You have cool chars to use on the home screen, though.

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Re: Prizm vs 89TI
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2011, 07:05:28 pm »
True drawing is handled much differently in Casio than TI. Circles would be one of the most annoying taking up to 5 seconds or more to draw a 1cm diameter circle.
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Re: Prizm vs 89TI
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2011, 01:30:27 am »
Well, if you need a CAS, the Prizm won't do the job, so the 89T is the only choice :)
It has good on-calc programming, not just in TI-BASIC:
* there's NewProg, and several other implementations of high-level languages faster than TI-BASIC;
* there's also C and 68000 ASM, with GTC, but of course, for pure on-calc programming, you'd be missing out the wide GCC4TI documentation, which doesn't fit on the calculator (or at least, would take such a heavy toll on free space).
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Re: Prizm vs 89TI
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2011, 03:52:25 am »
Otherwise you could eventually buy both. :D


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Re: Prizm vs 89TI
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2011, 04:48:18 am »
Well:

TI-89:
160x100 B&W screen
Has CAS
Supports: BASIC, C, ASM, Newprog
BASIC is pretty fast and has a lot of options
2.7 MB Flash, 256 KB RAM USB
Large program library, not really updated by TI anymore. :(
Must use linking software to send files.

Prizm
Has 384×216 back lit Color Display with over 65,000 colors
No CAS
Supports: BASIC, C, ASM
BASIC is similar to older Casio models, but drawing commands are slow.
USB 2.0 port, 16 MB of flash memory
Smaller program library, newer, updated by Casio.
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Re: Prizm vs 89TI
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2011, 06:41:58 am »
Art_of_Camelot: Are you talking about the ti-89 or ti-89 titanium?
Because I think the non titanium has less flash memory, but maybe I'm mistaken.


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Re: Prizm vs 89TI
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2011, 06:53:56 am »
I was reffering to the Titanium, since that was what he was asking about. You are correct though. My regular TI-89 has much less than that, but a better display. :D

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Re: Prizm vs 89TI
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2011, 03:26:43 pm »
Unless you have one of the oldest regular 89 calculators (HW1, produced 1998 and early 1999), there's no difference between the screen of a regular 89 (most of them are HW2, the newer hardware revision) and a 89 Titanium (HW3 or HW4).
And as far as the screen is concerned, the difference between HW1 and HW2 is not so much a difference in quality, as a difference in the way to program the display controller. It's much easier to make grayscale, especially 7/8 levels, on HW1 than on HW2/3/4.
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Re: Prizm vs 89TI
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2011, 04:47:48 pm »
* Art_of_camelot does own a HW1 calc. :D

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Re: Prizm vs 89TI
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2011, 07:58:16 am »
what does HW stands for?
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Re: Prizm vs 89TI
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2011, 08:14:52 am »
Hardware :)
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