Product Type: Casio gadgets
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Very little that it cannot do!
Casio FX 83 ES
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Casio FX 83 ES
Advantages: So powerful, easy to use, sleek design
Disadvantages: You may be paying for features that you may never use
Casio are the indisputable king of student calculators. Their interface is both simple and powerful. I have been using this model from my Key Stage 3 days up to my current A2 Mathematics days and will continue to use this well into my university years.
First off, the design. Its is incredibly thin and sleek even with the cover slid on the back of it. It easily fits into any pencil case or bag and is very lightweight to carry around with you all day.
Considering it can be in a bag which is getting constantly moved around for maybe 8 hours every day, it needs to be robust. It definitely is robust! In my 5 or 6 years of owning this calculator it still functions as good as the day I purchased it. The battery is still going strong too, it has never been replaced and shows no signs of running out any time soon either.
Even though I am currently studying for A2 maths exams (writing these reviews may be a bit of procrastination) I still have not unlocked the true potential of the calculator. Although I now know the majority of the keys on the calculator and how they work, there is always more to learn about what it can truly do once you start navigating through all of the menus. If you really do know how to use this calculator, there is very little mathematics knowledge that you actually need to get an answer, in some cases you can even enter an entire A-Level question into it and you will gain the correct answer.
This calculator is definitely to be used by anybody studying a scientific or mathematical subject or by those who frequently come across complex equations in their work as the powerful input mechanism of this calculator is far superior than any I have ever found before.
I used to have an older model of this Casio calculator before I received this one and have noticed that they only keep improving. Therefore if you had a Casio in the past and were not convinced by them, get a later model ass see what you are missing out on!
Summary: An essential for anybody who deals with complex maths in their lives