Reviews and Problems with Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus
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Reliable but requires Learning Curve for use
Carrie Holiday, Amazon
1 December 2013
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.
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. The TI-84 Plus, for instance, lets you scroll back through your answers and formulas to reuse (and edit) them, and it has display improvements that make it easier to follow your work.
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.