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50g vs. TI 83? - Tadeyev - 02-13-2007

Probably been answered before, but if after all the negative past comments, would you suggest/prefer the TI83 over the HP50g? Ot is the HP 50g not so bad after all?
Tadeyev


Re: 50g vs. TI 83? - Dia C. Tran - 02-13-2007

I heard the 50g is an improvement over the 48GII and 49G+


Re: 50g vs. TI 83? - Tim Wessman - 02-13-2007

I have never once heard the TI-83 proposed as an alternative to the 50G. If you mean 89 instead, then that is a closer comparison. The 83 is closer to the 39/40 HP calculators which completely outclass it in terms of capability, but have very few games available.

If you were really meaning the 89. . .bottom line is this. If you are the type of person who likes to tinker and figure things out, you will love the 50G. It is not as easy to use, but has many more features and customizations that will make it work quicker for you ONLY IF YOU PUT TIME INTO LEARNING IT.

If you like not having to learn much, don't care about customization, etc. The 89 is a better choice.

There have been few complaints about the 50G. The only "major" complaint has been that it isn't a completely new calculator, but rather a fixed 49g+. I've been using my 50 for almost 2 years now and have no keyboard or hardware issues of any kind.

TW


Re: 50g vs. TI 83? - Bruce Bergman - 02-13-2007

It also depends on what you're using it for. Like the other poster, the best comparison is 50g vs TI-89. If you're using it in a class that requires a TI-89, you should probably go with that. TI has made huge inroads to the educational market, and a lot of textbooks have callouts specifically for TI calcs (but not HP calcs).

If you're planning on using it on the job, or at home, DEFINITELY the HP-50g.

thanks,
bruce


Re: 50g vs. TI 83? - Steve Borowsky - 02-14-2007

Quote:
I've been using my 50 for almost 2 years now and have no keyboard or hardware issues of any kind.

TW


2 years? wasn't it just released about 6 months ago?


Re: 50g vs. TI 83? - Tim Wessman - 02-14-2007

Yup.

TW