So as the school is just about to start, the same old question arises with lots of comparisons of which graphing calculator should I get? Which one is the best for me and my need? There are lots and lots of reviews out there about graphical calculators, every major retailing sites have their listing with all the technical information written in but what matters is side by side comparison of its features. So talking about graphical calculators TI-Nspire CS vs TI-84 Plus C [The new silver edition] would be one of the toughest comparison this year. See also : Texas Instruments TI-84 C Silver Edition Review.
Both are great graphical calculators, so if your school pushes you to get one from either of them then go for it. The similarities between them are very high resolution displays with full color screens, internal batteries that can be recharged and have the ability to graph on photographs.
One of the best feature of TI-Nspire CS is that many capabilities like spread-sheets, dynamic geometry software, equation solver, equality graphing are all baked right into the OS as compared to TI-84 Plus C whose features are only accessible via 3rd party apps like PlySmtl2, CabriJr., and equality graphing.
TI-Nspire CX boasts file and folder system just like your PC or Mac. Having a File-Folder –Document system allows students to save all their documents and gives teachers the ability to create and send documents to students, and it also helps to save your work and retrieve it easily.
One of the major need of a graphical calculator is the ability to easily navigate, move the cursor around for selection or moving a point to trace a graph. TI-Nspire CX has a touchpad as opposed to old school simple arrow keypad that is found on TI-84 Plus C which helps TI-Nspire CX take away the credit in accessibility and ease of use. Even the drop down menu system gains TI-Nspire CX the credit of user friendly.
TI 84 Plus C Silver Edition Vs TI Nspire CX
|TI 84 plus c silver edition
|TI nspire cx
|- High resolution, full-color backlit display - TI Rechargeable Battery - Familiar TI-84 Plus functionality - Import and use images
|- Backlit Color Display - Deeper understanding of abstract concepts in math and science - Construct and explore geometric figures and create animation
|4.6 out of 5.0 stars
|4.3 out of 5.0 stars
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So having seen all the differences and similarities between TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition and TI-Nspire CX and having noted that both are great at what they do but as 84 Plus C can’t match all the small inherent advantages of TI-Nspire CX, its definitely the one to go for!