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What is the difference between TI-Nspire CX II, CX, Touchpad, and Clickpad Handhelds?

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

In spring 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 mouse as well as support for a rechargeable battery.

In Spring 2011, TI introduced the CX handheld. These handhelds include a full-color screen.

In Spring 2019, TI introduced the CX II handheld. These handhelds included a faster processor and some additional feature to improve usability of the handhelds.

Below are some specifics regarding differences between the TI-Nspire CX II, CX, Touchpad, and Clickpad 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

TI-Nspire Handhelds
TI-Nspire CX II Handheld, order code TI-NSCX2, $136
TI-Nspire CX II Teacher Pack with Docking Station, order code TI-NSCX2-TPK, $1,479

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

TI-Nspire CAS Handhelds
TI-Nspire CX II CAS Handheld, order code TI-NSCXCAS2, $139
TI-Nspire CX II CAS Teacher Pack with Docking Station, order code TI-NSCXCAS2-TPK, $1,509

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