|Re: Comparing Ti 89 Titanium vs. Ti 84+ SE vs. Hp 50g|
Message #2 Posted by bhtooefr on 1 Jan 2008, 3:11 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by PhysicsNerd
From what I've seen, the 84+SE will have PLENTY of horsepower, and as you said, has the educator support.
However, from what I've seen, much of the educator support is "mash these buttons to do this."
The 50g might actually help you there. First, in RPN mode, it'll teach you to think more about the equation. Second, because it's NOT a TI, you'll have to learn how to USE the calculator, rather than press buttons on the calculator. Sounds like a curse, but it's actually a blessing in disguise.
(I'll note, BTW, that I actually did learn my 83+, because my teachers didn't know how to use one, either - they suffered along with TI-30s and such.)
And, they do all appear to be SAT legal, so I'd say go for the 50g.