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Functionality, versatility, power, even portable dam
on October 16, 2000
I bought this thing while in the tenth grade for Calculus I (heh, being pushed into summer school since end of sixth grade was a nightmare in its own, I don't care what you say about the benefits!) and my, what a powerful little contraption. It actually does everything that TI says, more in fact, and can be programmed to do even more, if desired. Programming is done primarily in TIbasic, for the more uber among us, and despite a few complaints that conversion cannot be done, either the software was put in, as I do not know why some have it and some do not, or you can adquire it from a third party site. It is even great for algebra II since it actually details what it did when solving linear equations. But beyond that, I cannot see any reason to not just buy a TI-89, since this thing is practically large enough to damn up most major rivers and waterways. I bought it because of the larget display and actual keyboard when imputing custom basic code, but beyond that, it actually depends on what your personal preference is. Though, I can remember the interesting looks I got from fellow students and especially from my instructor when I first plopped that thing out. This is legal in my school because of the class, and that is the only exception; everything lower, this thing is considered a spawn of evil itself.