Monday, August 8, 2022

Texas Instruments: TI-36X Pro and TI-30X Pro Mathprint

 Essentially, the Texas Instruments TI-36X Pro and the TI-30X MathPrint are functionally equivalent.  What makes the two calculators different?

*  The TI-36X Pro is sold in the United States and in lot of the world, with the TI-30X MathPrint is sold primarily from Europe.  I ordered my TI-30X Pro MathPrint from the United Kingdom.  

Product pages from Texas Instruments:

TI-36X Pro (United States and Canada)

TI-30X MathPrint (Denmark, in Danish):

Australia has a TI-30XPlus MathPrint, which is styled like the TI-30X Pro MathPrint, but without calculus functions.

*  Thanks to the body of the calculator being curved, the TI-36X Pro is slightly bigger than the TI-30X Pro MathPrint. 

*  The screen on the TI-36X Pro is a curved trapezoid, while the screen of the TI-30X Pro MathPrint has is rectangular.  

*  The TI-36X Pro has a circular arrow keypad while the TI-30X Pro MathPrint has a rectangular arrow keypad.  

* The TI-30X Pro Math print has black characters, while the TI-36X Pro has blue characters.

* The font on the keys of the TI-30X Pro Math are larger than than the font on the TI-36X Pro's keys.

Here are some pictures.

Either calculator is worth buying.  You  can see my review of the TI-36X Pro from 2011 here:

P.S. I still wish the TI-36X Pro/TI-30X Pro MathPrint had an alpha key instead of one key to press multiple times to get different variables.  That is my biggest gripe. 


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