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They cost a bit more than $100 for the most common one, the TI-84. You'd think with 15 year old tech that they would have gone down in price though.
I have 2 of the Graphics TI calculators and they were $235 each, need them for maths at school.

Same here, used for college and use at work, but still, I'm surprised the price hasn't gone down over the years, the tech is very outdated.
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Shocking, as Google saw the TI SoCs good enough to use an OMAP in the Galaxy Nexus...

To be honest the OMAP4460 SoC was crappy compared to the competition, while the CPU side was good with a 1.2GHz dual core Cortex A9, the GPU side was beyond crap (SGX540) when compared to Apple's A5 and Samsung Exynos 4210.
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Same here, used for college and use at work, but still, I'm surprised the price hasn't gone down over the years, the tech is very outdated.

It's not about the tech or even the software really. It's about the prestige and support. TI associates itself and works with many schools, textbook publishers and authors, etc. They have powerful recognition in academia, to the point that schools explicitly require certain TI calculators.
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Wait those calculators that we typed nonsense on in Highschool to freak out the next user are worth $100+?
I was expecting more like 50.
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blame the fact that more high tech calculators are banned generally because they do too much work for the user, basically requireing users to use ti-83's, and 84's
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And I thought Apple prices were bad.

Only if you're poor. thumb.gif
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Do people really use their TI calculators to do math? I use mine to play mario and tetris. It's awesome! thumb.gif
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Do people really use their TI calculators to do math? I use mine to play mario and tetris. It's awesome! thumb.gif

both, i have my 84 with mario, tetris, snake, chips challenge, bubble pop, and a bunch of indie games
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Good for TI if it keeps them competitive.

I hope Texas succeeds with their secession bid. World's 15th largest economy could stand on it's own feet. Especially considering Texas receives $.80 on every $1.00 that is paid to the federal government. Oh, they also can balance a budget. Good luck Texas. What Americans should be in my opinion.
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Good for TI if it keeps them competitive.
I hope Texas succeeds with their secession bid. World's 15th largest economy could stand on it's own feet. Especially considering Texas receives $.80 on every $1.00 that is paid to the federal government. Oh, they also can balance a budget. Good luck Texas. What Americans should be in my opinion.

Our budget is not balanced and Rick Perry has drastically increased the amount of money the government consumes. Plus do you know what would be involved in an actual succession? We would need a new government, military, tax code, currency. What about the people who worked for the federal government? Would we let them live?

Succession is a fool's dream.
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