Since some here are phobic about reading the Chat Board, I thought I would cross-post this information:
The TI-84 Plus CE color graphing calculator is on sale right now at Wal-Mart for $88:
Here is some great information about the calculator provided by Lanny in that thread:
The TI-84 Plus CE can be taken in for the PSAT, SAT and ACT exams and others. It comes with a rechargeable battery, is much faster, much thinner, etc.
Yes, there *are* some operational differences, between the original TI-84 Plus, the TI-84 Plus Silver Edition and the new TI-84 Plus CE. I told my DD she may need to do some things slightly differently, if she is shown information about the original TI-84 Plus in her course(s).
This is a link to a TI web page about the Ti-84 Plus CE. They have another web page (I'm not sure of the URL) that shows the differences between the different models in the TI-84 Plus series. https://education.ti...es#tab=overview
One of these will get a student through Calculus and Statistics. They have a one year warranty in the USA, but hopefully will last for many years, if used gently.
If you do not want the black color, you will pay $117-$123:
The also have the "Silver Edition" (fancy) version in black on sale for $118.56:
Finally, you can get the original TI-84 Plus for $88:
I hope the sale lasts until you can get one!