Vernier only sells TI graphing calculators that support data collection with our sensors. We do not sell scientific calculators.

TI-Nspire Handhelds

Recommended for High School and College

TI-Nspire CX II

The latest in learning technology from TI, creating a dynamic dimension for students to visualize concepts and take an engaging, interactive role in their learning.


The CAS handheld also includes Computer Algebra System capabilities, which enables students to explore and manipulate mathematical expressions in symbolic form.

TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculators

Recommended for Middle School and High School

TI-84 Plus CE

  • Full-color, high-resolution display
  • Import digital images
  • MathPrint option to see expressions as they appear in textbooks

TI-84 Plus

  • Gray-scale screen
  • More than 10 preloaded Apps including EasyData
  • Calculators made prior to 2023 work with CBL 2 (CBL2)

Compare Texas Instruments Handhelds

  TI-Nspire CX II Handheld (TI-NSCX2) TI-Nspire CX II CAS Handheld (TI-NSCXCAS2) TI-84 Plus CE (TI-84PCE) TI-84 Plus (TI-84PL)
Education Level High School
High School
High School
Middle School
High School
Middle School
Memory ROM/RAM 90+ MB / 64 MB 90+ MB / 64 MB 3.0 MB / 150 KB 480 KB / 24 KB
Color, Backlit screen Yes Yes Yes No
Battery Type Rechargeable Rechargeable Rechargeable 4-AAA
Computer Algebra System (CAS) No Yes No No
Data-collection software DataQuest DataQuest EasyData 5.2 EasyData 2.4
CBR 2 (CBR2) & EasyTemp (EZ-TMP) support Yes Yes Yes Yes
EasyLink (EZ-LINK) support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Digital sensors & multiple sensor support Requires TI-Nspire Lab Cradle (TI-NSLABC) Requires TI-Nspire Lab Cradle (TI-NSLABC) Not supported Only calculators made prior to 2023
Requires CBL 2 (CBL2)