Product Type: Casio gadgets
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Great Casio Calculator!!
Casio FX 83 ES
Member Name: xkatyygx
Casio FX 83 ES
Advantages: Simple, easy to use, looks good,
Disadvantages: Not as advanced as a grpahic calclator but still really good,
I bought this calculator from my college when I started to do my a levels, I needed a calculator that could cope with advanced maths and this was the one my college recommended. This calculator also served me throughout my university years (4 years) so I can definitely say that I have experience with this calculator and can give an honest opinion on it.
It looks really quite good, i understand that calculators aren't exactly the height of fashion, but I think it's nice to have one that looks good. This one looks really modern with a grey snap on case and sleek grey plastic casing on the actual calculator. It doesn't look at all brick like and '70's' . It is very slim and light and the case slides on extremely easily without sticking at all.
The buttons are colour coded which makes this calculator even easier to use!! Cancel/delete are red whilst all the options/menu/control buttons are in blue. The numbers and basic functions (Add, subtract etc) are in dark black whilst more advanced functions (Trig, log, square root etc) are smaller and in a dark shade of blue. This makes it really easy to quickly find the button you are looking for if you are in a hurry and I have found it really helpful in my exams. The buttons are also all clearly labelled including the shift/alpha alternatives.
This calculator has the perfect balance between being simple and easy to use, and having advanced maths features. It does come with an instruction manual but I have found, and my maths teacher always used to say that the best way to learn to use your calculator is to repeatedly use it and then you will understand how to use it to it's full potential.
It has a really handy function which i hadn't seen on a calculator before I got this one, it's called the replay function. It allows you to work back through a calculation if something goes wrong so you can see where you made a mistake. It stores 10 of your previous commands without you having to save them yourself, and comes equipped with 7 memory slots which should be more than enough for most students (it was for me). The calculator automatically expresses the answer in either fraction or square root form which means the accuracy is always of the highest order. Some people don't like this however and, if you don't, then you can change it at the click of a button, it's that simple!
I should also mention that these labels don't fade, I have had this calculator for 6 and a half years and I have been using it very often as i did maths and further maths a level and a maths degree and i have not had any problems with the labels fading.
I think this calculator is brilliant, if you wish, you can get a solar powered version of this calculator for the planet conscious amongst us. This calculator is perfect and can deal with pretty much everything that I need it to, it is simple, easy to use and lasts for ages. It is appropriate for high school students of university students, as it is very acuurate but not too daunting for younger users who see a huge number with many decimal places on the screen and immediately think - 'aaaaah'!! I would really recommend this calculator to anyone.
Summary: A perfect calculator for anyone!
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