By Tech Powered Dad | March 7, 2019
Eight years… That’s how long it’s been since Texas Instruments announced the TI-Nspire CX graphing calculator, their first color graphing calculator. Since then, the platform has gotten a wide variety of software updates for the the TI-Nspire CX and CX CAS models that have continued to keep it at the top of the list of the best graphing calculators on the market.
However, what it has not gotten during that eight year span was a significant hardware refresh. That changed today when TI announced the release of the TI-Nspire CX II. Within the next few months, Texas Instruments will be releasing both new TI-Nspire CX II and TI-Nspire CX CAS II models. Some of the changes from the original TI-Nspire CX models that were announced today include:
- Better specs/faster processor
- New math and coding features
- Refresh to the look of the calculator (see pics above and below)
When Will the TI-Nspire CX II Be Released?
As per all of their major hardware releases in recent years, Texas Instruments was not specific on the TI-Nspire CX II release date. They said only that it will be available at “major retail stores in time for back to school 2019.”
If past product releases are an indication, we can hope to see the TI-Nspire CX II showing up a little earlier than that. For example, the original TI-Nspire CX was announced in late February of 2011 and was on Amazon in early May of that same year. I am speculating we’ll see a similar timeline for the TI-Nspire CX II.
Will You Have a TI-Nspire CX II Review?
Absolutely, yes! I hope to have a review unit to work with prior to the official release of the TI-Nspire CX II and will review it just as I have previous models. If you are interested in reading my review, I’d love to have you as a subscriber using one of the methods in the sidebar. More information available on official TI-Nspire CX II announcement.