|CostCo, ~Mack Road, Sacramento.|
Message #8 Posted by Glen Kilpatrick on 18 Sept 2002, 10:36 a.m.,
in response to message #7 by Scoba Diver
Thank y'all for the update / description of newer 12C's _vs._ older. Other than box cosmetics (and the double-injection-molded keys), what I learned is that the new ones run on 1.3_v. batteries, and are (of course) made in China. I'll have to check, see what my recent purchase uses (I'm sure it's from China though).
On another note, Christof's Fry's survey reminded me that I'd seen a half a dozen TI-89's at CostCo in southern Sacramento for ~$140. http://education.ti.com/us/product/tech/89/features/comparison.html suggests this is a ~$20 savings (and may suggest you'd want the Voyager 200 instead, if you're going this route).
My SWAG guesstimate, based upon helping a friend with his TI a couple years ago, and more recent memories of a little 49G fun, is that the top-end TI's are probably fairly similar to algebraic 49G's, *but*, the latter also has RPN, and it probably integrates disparate functionality better (I have a horror memory of entering the same data twice in order to do stats, and graphing, on the TI, but that was probably my unfamiliarity).