Summary: I had bought this calculator solely because of it's ability to do extensive matrix operations for my finite elements class. I know almost all the calculators out there can do that, but not a lot can take in programs (that have tons of matrix operations in it) written in notepad from a computer.
Excerpt: Let me begin my review on the Casio calculator was talking about the simplicity it brings. The simplicity of being able to write on a calculator as simple this is great. It is a stable calculator that sits on a table and buttons are's real simple to manipulate. I am currently using it in my statistics class and have found that it is a wonderful tool. The grafting comes in many colors and the input method is near to perfect.
I really like the way Casio made the keyboard for this model
14 January 2015
Summary: First, the keys are large. You can press the keys and have full confidence that the right one will register. I really like the way Casio made the keyboard for this model. Second, the screen. Color is only the beginning. The display is super clear. The menu items are readable, squinting is not required. An added plus is that when you enter parenthesis, they are in color - which makes it easy to tell which set of parenthesis you are working with.
Summary: The first one I received was dead on arrival. The calculator is definitely pretty, with the black and brushed aluminum, but the curved key rows don't make it easy to enter data quickly. Also, I'm not a fan of everything being printed on the key faces. That's likely to cause problems (fading) under heavy usage. I ended up trading this one for a Model FX-9860GII. I'm really glad I did. The Model FX-9860GII is the best calculator I've ever used.
Summary: Meh. If you look at it from a "power" or "capbility" viewpoint, what you're getting with this thing is just a bunch of purty colors. Big deal. Now, why do I say that? Here's why: You're paying extra, but you're STILL limited to solving 6 linear equations in 6 unknowns, just like the FX-9750GII. You're paying extra, but you're STILL limited to solving polynomials of degree 2 to a maximum of degree 6 , just like the FX-9750GII.
Summary: I am in my mid 30's and decided to go back to school and pursue and engineering degree. Needless to say a good calculator is a must. This calculator is the envy of others in my class with a beautiful display and powerful features. The instruction manual is good and there are some good tutorials available on You Tube. I have probably used less than ten percent of the potential calculator but am thoroughly impressed.
Summary: While the PRIZM Color Graphing Calculator is an affordable tool for students it lacks features needed above Algebra I. There is limited or no Geometry tools. The color screen and tools available to the user a nice, but I do not find them intuitive. Learning the interface while not insurmountable can be difficult..
Summary: If you're looking for something a bit cheaper then a TI color model this is the thing you're looking for! It's a bit harder to follow along in class as the teachers usually use the TI models; but if you're in a class that requires a calculator like this you're probably smart enough to figure it out.
Summary: This Calculator is superior than the Ti graphing calculators, I am have Trigonometry class and it is really good calculator, I was using a Ti calculator before but after I read the manual for this Casio calculator and now I know how to really navigate this calculator like a charm..
Summary: This calculator is absolutely easy to use. At first, I had some difficulty because I previously owned a TI-83. However, I am so happy I made the switch because the Prizm is more convenient and helpful. I used it on the SAT only a month after getting it and I had no problems. I take AP Calculus so this calculator is perfect. It looks intimidating but if you are willing to learn, you will learn. It just takes practice. The colored graphs are so pretty too!