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I guess I'll be the anchorman for today Laughing

First off, TI didn't announce anything but they started selling teal TI-84 plus CEs... Thought I should let everyone know Laughing The packaging is similar to the new TI-83 PCEEP, which is noteworthy because it might indicate that it got a similar refresh. Fingers crossed!



They also released OS 5.4 on June 27th. I don't want to update for obvious reasons, but on their website, they state that it includes the "latest functionality"
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Graphing piecewise functions in a familiar form
TI-Basic editor improvements including cut/copy/paste and syntax improvements
OS/APPS/Images Bundle file — one file to update everything
Preset TI-SmartView™ CE emulator with different settings for your algebra, geometry and calculus classes
Rover Support

But some of those were already available in previous versions, so we'll have to wait until someone bothers to take a close look to know what actually changed.

One last big thing, the new TI-83 Premium CE will be released officially today, and Critor from tiplanet has gotten his hands on one and written up a review. Nobody likes cross posting, so I encourage you to go read his comprehensive article that outlines what has changed (spoiler, everything!)
Link
They basically made a TI-83 Francium-X Evil or Very Mad


Photo stolen from Critor. Rolling Eyes
(Yep, those new features are for 5.3 and below, basically nothing new (except Python but not on the 84) with OS 5.4.

Interesting, same kind of new packaging look as for the 83PCE EP Smile



It'd be nice to know if the new 84+CE is also a HW rev M (L-0419M?), which would likely mean that the new faster flash would be used (and also new ASIC, though in which case it could be labeled JB-007-00 instead of JB-007-01). However, the Atmel SAMD21 ARM chip wouldn't be there as Python is, so far, a french model exclusivity for TI...
OS 5.4
- Didn't fix [Alpha] twice & holding a key
- Program list now displays "TI-BASIC" in the header
- Fixed catalog help bug where it would abruptly end at ZInterval (I think)
- Glitch when installing OS when Cesium has a backup
- Doesn't turn off when doing [On][Stat], even w/ Cesium 3.1.7
Thanks for taking the initiative to post this, mr womp womp! I wrote a news article based on it, pointing at it. I'm particularly enthused about that ARM coprocessor in the Edition Python, and remain heartily concerned that we're never going to get something this powerful in the TI-84 Plus family stateside.
I contacted TI about OS 5.4...

They've responded...

See for yourself Laughing

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The latest OS version 5.4, enhances the benefit of your graphing calculator and ensures you have access to the latest features and functionality. It is recommended that you update the OS so that your calculator can stay up to date.
[...]

Kind regards,
Christina

Texas Instruments


For reference, the question I asked was this:
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Specifically what has changed from OS 5.3.1 to 5.4? Because the features listed on the website were already available since 5.3.0...
Lmfao, they probably intro'd a new Boot code with the OS version to make it look like someth was done. Although, 5.4 did add a (c) 2019 now. And maybe they're trying to put in the program menu what language the program isin.
ShinyGardevoir wrote:
Lmfao, they probably intro'd a new Boot code with the OS version to make it look like someth was done. Although, 5.4 did add a (c) 2019 now. And maybe they're trying to put in the program menu what language the program isin.


I did see something on TI-Planet about a prgm menu to select either TI-Basic or Python programs... I don't know why they would add this to the non-Python edition though.
Yeah, and rn it doesn't even detect an ASM program on a TI-84 Plus CE 5.4.
ShinyGardevoir wrote:
Yeah, and rn it doesn't even detect an ASM program on a TI-84 Plus CE 5.4.

Wait so they COMPLETELY removed all asm programming?!?!
I think he was just referencing the "TI-Basic" in the header, which wouldn't change anyways as Asm programs are seen by the calculator as locked TI-Basic programs.
Just a small update, we've now spotted the TI-84 plus and TI-83 plus sporting the new packaging.



The teal colored CE ended up being named "Tangent Teal", which is pretty weak next to "Measure Mint" and "Golden Ratio" in my opinion Laughing
Also, for some unknown reason, some CEs were spotted at a walmart in the US for $5...

Any updates on what's changed?
I don't want to make the same mistake I did with OS 5.3.1 (luckily I had an older boot code, so I could downgrade)

P.S. Is Asm84CEPrgm still disabled?
calclover2514 wrote:
Any updates on what's changed?
I don't want to make the same mistake I did with OS 5.3.1 (luckily I had an older boot code, so I could downgrade)

P.S. Is Asm84CEPrgm still disabled?


Yes
I just placed my order for the TI-83 PCE EP today, and for some reason Amazon only charged me 62 euros for it, which is significantly lower than the supposed price of 75 euros.

It still shows the higher price on the website; only once I went to check out was it lowered. I'm not sure what was going on there, but the updated price including shipping to the United States is only $84.09, which is a pretty great deal.

I hope to post a review in 2-3 weeks after it arrives. Smile
That's indeed a great deal Smile
  
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