TI 83 Plus Calculator vs. TI 84 Plus Calculator?

for school i have to get a TI 83 Plus calculator... and i wanted a cool colored one. i found a pink one on amazon (im a huge pink fan =) ) but its a TI 84! is there a different between them? and if there is, is it close enough to the TI 83 that i could use it for school?? =/

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  • 1 decade ago
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    In my school, we had the same exact thing where we needed to buy a TI83 plus when we started Math A. Everyone came in the first day asking the teacher if the TI84 was alright, because staples was recommending the TI84 over the TI83. The teacher was actually happier that people got the 84 because it was faster. Otherwise, its the same layout and the kids who had the older TI83, didn't lag behind at all.

  • quepie
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    I've used both. They are almost exactly the same. The functions are the same, the layouts are the same, and from a functional perspective, everything is the same. The only differences are aesthetic (84 is more attractive), and the memory on the 84 is bigger, which means that the 84 is faster, too, but unless you're doing some serious calculations or apps, it's not really noticeable. The 84 also comes with more apps by default, and it comes with a cable and software so that you can connect it to your computer. It's a little pricier, but not by too much. If you want an 84, yes, you can absolutely get it instead of an 83. Functionally, they are the same. The keys are the same and everything; they just look different, but everything's in the same place, and everything works the same way.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    yes! you could use it for school!About the only difference between the TI-84 plus and the TI-83 plus is the processing speed and available memory and RAM. It could be a lot smaller considering how small other electronics are that have way more memory and speed than this. If you're planning to buy the 83+ and are planning to get a usb cable anyway, which is $20, you could get the 84+ for about $25 more but it includes the cable which takes it down to only about $5 more than the 83+.

  • 1 decade ago

    The 84+ is the newer verison of the 83. The user interface is exactly the same, but it has more memory, for apps and programs. The 84 comes with a USB cable for connecting it to your computer, and downloading games, etc. If price is not an issue, the 84 is a better choice, but you can't go wrong with the 83.

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  • 4 years ago

    If you are looking for a good calculator, get the TI-89. It is the best calc you can get. Byt is you are looking at the TI-83 or the TI-84, then get the TI-83. It is the same as the other one. They do the same things. But make sure the TI-83 is a TI-83 PLUS

  • 1 decade ago

    As far as i know there exactly the same but the ti 84 is a bit faster and has more memory, thats the only difference.

  • 5 years ago

    TI-84 series calculators are superior to the TI-83 series calculators. Primarily due to their "MathPrint" homescreen operations and (TI-84+CSE&TI-84+CE only)color screens/full equation solver. They are also faster and have more ram(Which only affects the assembly programs/apps used on the calculator, with exception for the 84+CE). Also, All of the calculators have multi-colored slide cases, but only the 84+SE, 84+CSE, and 84+CE have multi colored calculator cases.

  • 1 decade ago

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ti_83

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ti_83#TI-84_Plus_seri...

    The 84 isn't much different than the 83, so it'll be good for school. It's only when you get into the TI-89s that some teachers and tests don't allow them, since they're more like little computers and can solve problems in variables for you (I totally want one, lol).

  • SJK
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    TI-84 has more memory and its more "modern" you could say.. it doesnt really matter which one you get, just dont get a TI-89 because your teacher will probably not let you use that one.

  • Lauren
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    by far, the best one is TI-86. its the easiest to understand and use, especially when u have to do a final(i was able to use it super fast). also, it helped on the SAT with graphing fast. its pricey, but worth it because u need it for most of high school and probably also college.

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