Product Type: Casio gadgets
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Casio FX 83 MS
Member Name: MrBucket
Casio FX 83 MS
Advantages: Very long battery life, easy to use
After my previous calculator becoming 'Kaput' (broken), I was in the need of a new one, at which point I came across this. I knew on ordering it, that it would be fine, given that it was the same as everybody else's in the class; calculations are sometimes worked out differently on different calculators, and so this was my best bet, since I had plenty of people to chose from for help (if I needed it). Needing a calculator for my GCSE work, I couldn't have any old rubbish... I needed a scientific one for the extra mathematical functions it provides.
The overall use of the calculator is very easy, with all your basic functions in the bottom half (such as adding, subtracting etc.). The extra functions are in the top half of the product, with each button using a different symbol for the different functions they are used for; most of the symbols I understood and figuring them out instantly, however some I had to read the manual for (although these tended to be the ones I never used anyway).
The screen display on the calculator is quite large, with two lines - one showing the calculation you are making, and the other line containing the result of the calculation. The calculator also enables a very long calculation to be entered (around 75 digits in length), although if that still wasn't enough, there is an Answer button, so then you can call the answer from the previous calculation. This allows even more calculations to be made on the final answer.
I feature I particularly liked on this calculator was the left directional button, which allows you to go back to previous calculations you have made (just encase you accidentally deleted it off). The calculator also comes with a lid, which slides over the screen and buttons to protect them (I would most likely have broken the screen by now if it hadn't existed).
For around £7, you can get the newer version of this calculator, which is a good offer for what is provided, and the time span it will last.
Overall I have this calculator for around 4/5 years now, and it's still going strong with a lot of use, without ever needing to replace the battery, so all in all a very good offer.
Thanks for reading.
Summary: a cheap, easy to use calculator