Reviews and Problems with Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus
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2 weeks ago
Excerpt: I bought this for my sons class. This is a nice calculator but the kids with TI-83's had to come up to the teachers desk to have a program loaded on it on the first day that the TI-84 already had. I would spend the extra $10 and just get the TI-84 to begin with.
Summary: The learning curve for this scientific calculator is intense. I purchased it as a requirement for College Statistics. The calculator is only as good as the person who is entering the information. There are multiple uses for 1 key so one has to be certain of what mode they are in. The calculator came with a blank CD that had no user guide. I can find some good guidelines on the internet, however many cost money.
Summary: While I was forced to buy this calculator for a crappy statistics class I was forced to take, I wish I could comment more on this, the only thing I know for sure it does is light up when I press on. Trying to figure out all the other stuff this thing can do was supossed to be part of the stat class --------Right over my head! Good quality, rugged, but hopefully you will have better luck figuring it out than I did.
Summary: The transaction went fine and the calculator meets the specs, but this calculator is not worth anywhere near what it sells for. TI has done a great job being written into the requirements for schools and testing, but this calculator is 1990's technology.
Summary: 1. A must for high school students. 2. If you are in High School, do not get the TI-92 or TI-89, as they are too complicated to use for high school level and may even be banned in standard tests. You can think of buying TI-92 or TI-89, if you are a collage student. 3. It covers algebra, pre-calculus, and calculus. 4. Another good feature is that it is upgradable, so the need for a new calculator doesn't arise, every few years.
Summary: The condition of this calculator is worse than what I expected, although it is still usable. Once it is turned on, the screen is always covered by shade, which causes some trouble doing calculation.
Summary: There were lines on the screen that just wouldn't show up, and the way they were positioned it was difficult to view answers and x-y coordinates. Other than that, the calculator worked perfectly.
Take the batteries out if its going to sit for more than 48 hours.
14 November 2012
Summary: Got it used for school. Did what it was supposed to do. However if you leave the batteries in for a long period of time they die quickly. (As in just having the unit off.) So I have to take the batteries out, or else I get to class for an exam and the batteries are dead. -_- Possibly a defective unit, not sure.