Programmer's calculator (was: ZX81 denigrated! (was Re: Approaches to projects)

From: Peter C. Wallace <>
Date: Sun Nov 28 20:30:30 2004

On Sun, 28 Nov 2004, Fred Cisin wrote:

> On Sun, 28 Nov 2004, Tom Peters wrote:
> > I had a TI Programmer LED model. It died a horrible death. I don't know
> That is a really nice calculator, IFF you can plug it in.
> Battery life is negligible.

I've heard that before and its not true, at least with the model I have. I get
around 1.5 to 2 years out of one 9V battery in mine, always on my desk, used
every couple of days. It does turn itself off after a short period of
inactivity (1 minute or so - first rotating decimal point pattern then off)

> > what became of it. I have the model that replaced it, a TI Programmer II,
> > an LCD model.
> The LCD model has great battery life. It's batteries often
> outlast the life of the keyboard.
> If you want something SMALLER, the Casio CFX40/CFX400 is
> fantastic IFF you have excellent eyesight and good desterity.

Peter Wallace
Mesa Electronics
Received on Sun Nov 28 2004 - 20:30:30 GMT

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