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The CAS w/Touchpad stores and displays values symbolically instead of as floating-point numbers.

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Pros

enough functions for most applications, nothing seems missing

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included desktop software duplicates calculator's functions, allows for easy backups and updates

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sturdy build quality, can take some abuse

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display is clear, large screen at high resolution, easy to view

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keypad is clear and obvious, well laid out

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.
Cons

documentation is sparse and doesn't cover the internal function libraries

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no backlight for the LCD, not useful in low-light conditions

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heavy and bulky construction, a bit cumbersome to carry around

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.
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The Texas Instruments TI-Nspire CAS with Touchpad is one of two graphing calculators (TI-Nspire / TI-Nspire CAS) released commercially in early 2010 as upgrades from the TI-Nspire and TI-Nspire with Clickpad (2008). In particular, the model hosts a new touchpad positioned beneath the display that allows for trackpad-like input and clickpad-like clicking. Like its immediate peer (the TI-Nspire CAS), the CAS w/Touchpad stores and displays values symbolically instead of as floating-point numbers. Plus it includes algebraic functions and calculus functions, making it an optimal choice for university students. Additional features include easier access to files and tools, a scratchpad functionality for performing quick calculations without opening a file, and compatibility with wireless student response/classroom polling systems.

Additional Information

The Texas Instruments TI-Nspire CAS with Touchpad lacks a testing mode LED indicator, meaning it cannot be used in the ACT or IB. It is however okay for SAT and AP exams.

Features
  • TI-Nspire Series w/Touchpad (2010)
  • Graphing Calculator
  • Computer Algebra Systems (CAS) Capabilities
  • Explore Mathematical Expressions in Symbollic Form
  • TI-83 / TI-84 Emulator
  • See Multiple Representations of Single Problem
  • Explore Individual Representations One by One, or Up to 4
  • Grab and Moved Graphed Function
  • Link Representations
  • Solve Equations
  • Interactive Geometry Capabilities
  • Simple Drop-Down Menus
  • Easy-Glide Touchpad
  • Individual Letter Keys
  • Save/Review/Edit Work
  • PC File Transfers
  • Dedicated Programming Environment
  • Dedicated Programming Libraries
  • Global Access to User-Defined Functions & Programs
  • Calculator Functionality
  • Graphs Functionality
  • Geometry Functionality
  • Spreadsheet Functionality
  • Statistics Functionality
  • Notes Functionality
Specifications
  • Screen size: 320 x 240 pixels (3.5” diagonal)
  • Power: AAA Battries x4
  • Memory: 20MB Storage
  • Connectivity: USB
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