- Why does TI continue to manufacture the 83 Plus?
- 31 Jan 2023 04:26:13 pm
- Last edited by Rawto on 01 Feb 2023 11:14:50 am; edited 1 time in total
Today I went on TI's online store to buy a new battery for my 84 Plus CE and while I was there I noticed that they still had the 83 Plus listed in their product lineup. I clicked on it (expecting to see a "This product has been discontinued" or "Out of stock" message) but to my surprise they're still selling the old clunkers (and for $129!!!). Is there any good reason for this? The 83 Plus has technically been obsolete since 2004 and REALLY obsolete since 2015. Sure, it might still work, but the lack of MathPrint is probably going to be really confusing for a lot of kids, especially when they see their friends with shiny 84 Plus CEs typing out equations exactly like how they appear in the textbook (or on the computer screen, haha).