Texas Instruments TI-Nspire KBD

Date of introduction:  July 2007 Display technology:  LCD dot matrix
New price:  $29.99 (SRP 2008) Display size:  8 * 16 characters
Size:  7.9" x 3.9" x 0.85"
 200 x 100 x 22 mm3
Weight:  9.9 ounces, 282 grams Serial No:  2011007371 (Base Unit)
 2011059737 (TI-84 KBD)
Batteries:  4*AAA Date of manufacture:  mth 05 year 2007
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  China (S)
Precision:  14 Integrated circuits:  CPU: TI-NS2006A (L9A0702)
 SDRAM: HYB18L256160
 Flash: SST 39WF400A, ST NAND256R3A
 Display: Novatek NT7702H, 2*xxx
Program steps:  28k Bytes Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner 

The TI-84 Plus Keypad is more than just a replacement of the original TI-Nspire Keypad. It emulates the keystrokes and functionality of the previous TI-83 Plus, TI-84 Plus and TI-84 Plus Silver Edition graphing calculators. This allows the use of the TI-Nspire on exams permitting just the TI-83 Plus based calculators like SAT and ACT.

Texas Instruments achieved the 100% compatibility by storing even the well known TI-84 Applications into the operating system:

Cabri® Jr.
Inequality Graphing
Periodic Table
Probability Simulations
Science Tools
Transformation Graphing
Vernier EasyData™

The TI-84 Plus Keypad supports with its integrated connector the TI-Navigator™ system, the TI Connect software and the 2nd-generation CBL 2™ (Calculator-Based Laboratory) and CBR 2™ (Calculator-Based Ranger).

To reduce theft of school-owned TI-Nspire's a "school bus yellow" edition 
is available.

TI-Nspire_Y_K_S0507_V254MP.jpg (141603 Byte)Texas Instruments announced on March 8, 2010 the new TI-Nspire Touchpad and Operating System 2.0. The new OS 2.0, including the TI-84 Plus Silver Edition 2.54MP, was released for this TI-Nspire with Clickpad, too.

Exam acceptance:

Since the TI-Nspire with TI-84 Plus Keypad lacks a QWERTY keyboard it is permitted (as of September 27, 2007) for use on SAT, ACT, PSAT and AP exams.


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