Rated a Somewhat Helpful Review by the Epinions community
User Rating: Excellent
Ease of Use:
Pros:Passing math becomes fun with an easy to understand calculator.
Cons:If you step in it, it breaks.
The Bottom Line: Buy this calculator because it's awesome and will make anyone a math wiz.
Texas Instruments is one of the best known names in electronics. They make data converters, power modules, printers, etc.
Math for me is a very difficult subject. I have the hardest time understanding graphing, squareroots, and logarithums. As a college student I am required to take Math to get my Associates Degree and I felt as though I could not acheive this goal without a new calculator.
My first thought was to go to the local walmart and pick up a cheap graphing calculator (not a TI). They only cost around 50$ and I figured I could burn it after I finished with my schooling.
But then I saw it, TI-83 Plus, black, slim, enticing. The large screen and big buttons, it was love at first sight.
A woman was standing next to one of the Texas Instruments and I asked her if she thought they were a good schooling calculator. She immediately started telling me how cool this calculator was. "It has so many cool features and you can even download more from a computer" - Incredibly Helpful Stranger.
My mind was racing. This was it, The One. The one calculator that would earn me and A in my math class.
I grabbed the calculator and ran for the checkout.
Functions: This calculator does Finacial Calculations, Data Analysis, Graphing, and Special Programming(A cord is included to download features).
TI-83 Plus has 160 KB of Rom memory. For those who don't understand what that means, it means that it can hold alot of stuff. (I put games on mine so that i can play while learning).
Priceing: Usually they run from $90-$110. If you look around on the internet you might be able to find some that are more inexpensive.
I use my graphing calculator every day and I think that it should be required when entering college, mabye even high school. Math is hard, but with TI-89 Plus even you can get an A.