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Pampered Texas Instrument Calculator users - Max - 08-14-2003

Do you think HP would go to the trouble of giving HP calculator users one of these? (see below site) - Hey Man they're really breast fed at TI!!


Re: Pampered Texas Instrument Calculator users - Garry H. - 08-14-2003

Going to need one of these when I'm 70 years old.

Re: Pampered Texas Instrument Calculator users - Les Bell - 08-14-2003

I've got to hand it to them; TI is running rings around HP these days, in terms of product design (they're actually *designing* things, not just picking from a Kinpo OEM product list), support (manuals, applications, etc.), marketing (obviously) and probably build quality (I haven't used a TI since my TI-59A crapped out after only a few months of use).

Sad to see.


--- Les [http://www.lesbell.com.au]

Re: Pampered Texas Instrument Calculator users - V-PN - 08-15-2003

Well TI cut back the manual size for the new TI 89
(I used to own the old model with good manual)
and the new HP is promised to have a much bigger manual.

There is no SD card model in the TI calculator line.

The keyboard of all the TI sucks big time.
There is no key-click whatsoever.
THAT you call "design"? Eat my socks!
The new Kinpo models ARE designed specially for HP.

You can find enough applications for the 49G models
to fill up a SD card here: www.hpcalc.org

Re: TI Keyboards - Paul Brogger - 08-15-2003

I disagree re: "ALL" TI keyboards. I think the TI-83+ Silver Edition (plastic, not rubber keys) has as good a feel as can be found in a modern device. Not as good as older H-P's, but still fine.

If the 33s feels even that well, I'll consider it a step in the right direction.

Re: Pampered Texas Instrument Calculator users - Speck - 08-15-2003

I would understand the keyboard for people who did serious programming on the machines, but most who do already have PC's and are using all the SDK's, GraphLink editors and the VTI emulators they can get their hands on. Besides, most people using TI's don't even know how to program them (but then, I STILL haven't figured out how to program my 49G yet, so who am I to talk?). You do have to hand it to TI, though, for their ambition to get their machines into the classrooms. Looks like it's really paid off for them. Are you listening, New HP?