Solution 11954: Differences Between the TI-83 Plus Family, TI-84 Plus Family and TI-86.
What are the differences between the TI-83 Plus family, TI-84 Plus family and TI-86?The main differences in the functionality of these calculators are listed below.
Items found on the TI-83 Plus family and TI-84 Plus family that are not included in the TI-86's functionality:
• Flash technology for electronic upgradeability and Calculator Software Applications (Apps)
• Inferential statistics
• Split screen
• Graphing sequences
Items found on the TI-86 that are not included in the TI-83 Plus family or TI-84 Plus family's functionality:
• Differential equation graphing
• Polynomial root finder
• Number base conversions
• Eigenvectors and Eigenvalues
• Physical constants
• Metric conversions
Please Note: There are some Apps for the TI-83 Plus family and TI-84 Plus family that give additional functionality similar to the TI-86. These Apps include Polynomial Root Finder and Simultaneous Equation Solver and Science Tools. Please view the TI-83 Plus family/TI-84 Plus family Apps Site for more information.
To determine which TI graphing calculator is right for you, please see the TI graphing calculator product comparison chart for additional information.