2007 – Texas Instruments introduced the TI-Nspire handhelds (now called Clickpad handhelds) as their next generation graphing calculator.

2010 – TI introduced the Touchpad version of the TI-Nspire handhelds. The Touchpad handhelds included a redesign keypad with an easy-glide touchpad that works more like a computer trackpad. This version also included support for a rechargeable battery.

2011 – TI introduced the CX handheld. These handhelds include a full-color screen.

2019 – TI introduced the CX II handheld. These handhelds included a faster processor and some additional features to improve usability of the handhelds.


Below are some specifics regarding differences between the handhelds:

TI-Nspire Clickpad TI-Nspire Touchpad TI-Nspire CX TI-Nspire CX II
Handheld Color Light Blue Dark Blue Dark Blue White front with black sides
Full Color Display No No Yes Yes
Removable Keypad? Yes Yes No No
Software Version Any 2.0 or newer 3.0 or newer 5.0 or newer
Supports Rechargable battery? No Yes Included Included
Supports 84 Keypad Yes (included) Yes (available) No No

Current version of the TI-Nspire Handheld
TI-Nspire CX II Handheld (TI-NSCX2)
TI-Nspire CX II Handheld (TI-NSCX2-TPK)


TI-Nspire CAS Clickpad TI-Nspire CAS Touchpad TI-Nspire CX CAS TI-Nspire CX II CAS
Handheld Color Light Gray Black Black Black front with blue sides
Full Color Display No No Yes Yes
Removable Keypad? No Yes No No
Software Version Any 2.0 or newer 3.0 or newer 5.0 or newer
Supports Rechargable battery? No Yes Included Included
Supports 84 Keypad No No No No

Current version of the TI-Nspire CAS handheld
TI-Nspire CX II CAS Handheld (TI-NSCXCAS2)
TI-Nspire CX II CAS Handheld (TI-NSCXCAS2-TPK)