TI-82 Advanced Edition Python Officially Announced
Published by mr womp womp 3 years, 1 month ago (2021-03-02T17:01:03+00:00) | Discuss this article

TI officially announced the TI-82 Advanced Edition Python today by adding it to their lineup of graphing calculators on education.ti.com.

TI-82 Advanced Edition Python front and side view

Critor broke the news this morning over on TI-Planet with a full article going into the advertised specs and some speculation about its hardware. I strongly recommend you go take a look at that thread to get all the details but here is a summary of noteworthy points:

  • It seems likely this contains the hardware of a TI-83 Premium CE Edition Python given the advertised specs and the relatively small amount of time between the release of that calculator and this one.
  • I'm surprised they decided to stick with the TI-84 Plus style case (like the TI-82 Advanced as opposed to the newer/slimmer CE style case, but I think this is because of the next point
  • It will be powered by AAA batteries, not a Li-Ion battery like the TI-84 Plus CE and TI-83 Premium CE family
  • It will be considerably cheaper than the TI-83 Premium CE Edition Python, at an estimated 60€ (approx $72 USD), which is surprising for something that seems to have the same hardware.
  • It will be available for back to school 2021.
  • It will have 154KB of ram and 3MB of flash, just like a CE.
  • It looks like TI plans to continue making the TI-82 Advanced because they haven't removed it, but I'm not so sure about that because the newest we've seen was manufactured in early 2018.
  • It will have an exact math engine like the TI-83 Premium CE and TI-83 Premium CE Edition Python.
  • Of course, like the old TI-82 Advanced, the Python Edition will have the USB port on the top, so it can't be the exact same PCB as a TI-83 Premium CE, but I would expect just a rearranging of the board rather than a full redesign.
  • Just like the TI-82 Advanced, there's no assembly language support.

As soon as the calculator is available, you can rest assured that a more in-depth look and teardown will be available on Cemetech and elsewhere.

More Information

TI-82 Advanced Edition Python at TI Education France

TI-Planet's article on the TI-82 Advanced Edition Python