Reviews and Problems with Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus
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johnny w., Amazon
23 December 2014
Summary: Calculator worked good for me, however after just under one semester's use my screen started to go out, has a spot about the size of a pencil eraser blacked out now. I guess it's the chance you take when buying used.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Summary: I had ordered the TI-83 Plus for a class this semester. I have no complaints about the build quality or durablility--it is as good as anything else TI has made. But given the age of this model, it lacked a couple of important features that I wanted in a graphing calculator.