Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Silver Edition Handheld Electronic Calculator

Description
The handheld electronic graphing calculator has a gray plastic case with a sliding cover that can also serve as a stand, and a silver plastic keyboard. It also has alternate cases and keyboard faceplates in blue, pink, orange, and black. These colored faceplates and covers, along with a larger memory, distinguished the TI-84 Plus Silver Edition from the TI-84 Plus also introduced in 2004. These calculators replaced the TI-83 Plus Silver Edition (2001).
The calculator has an array of forty-one plastic keys of diverse shapes, many of which can take on three meanings. These include a wide number of arithmetic, trigonometric, and algebraic functions (the TI-84 Plus did not solve calculus problems directly). Letters of the alphabet also can be represented. The calculator also has three arrow keys, plus a row of five keys immediately under the display that relate to graphing, tables, and functions. In addition to performing a wide range of calculations, the calculator could display text or icons.
A mark above the display reads: TI-84 Plus Silver Edition (/) TEXAS INSTRUMENTS. A cable allowed sharing data with other instruments. As with the TI-83 Plus (1999), it was possible to link the calculator to a computer and download additional software applications. These were known as Apps. It also was possible to transfer programs, variables, and applications between TI-84 Plus and TI-83 Plus units, if the memory of the receiving calculator was sufficient.
A battery compartment in the lower part of the back of the calculator holds four AAA batteries. It also holds a 303 or SR44SW back-up battery. Text above these indicates that the instrument was copyrighted in 2004. It also reads in part: MADE IN CHINA. The serial number, marked above the compartment, is: 2204001379 S-1005D.
Included with the calculator, in addition to the multiple faceplates and covers, are USB and link cables, a manual, a CD with instructions, and advertising sheets.
References:
Texas Instruments, TI 84 Plus, TI-84 Plus Silver Edition Guidebook, 2004 (the manual received with the calculator).
Online Datamath Museum.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
electronic calculator
date made
2005
maker
Texas Instruments
Physical Description
plastic (case; keys; stands; faceplates material)
metal (circuitry material)
paper (documentation material)
Measurements
overall: 1 in x 3 1/2 in x 7 1/2 in; 2.54 cm x 8.89 cm x 19.05 cm
place made
China
ID Number
2006.0214.02
catalog number
2006.0214.02
accession number
2006.0214
subject
Computers & Business Machines
Handheld Electronic Calculators
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Texas Instruments
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