Touch screen graphing calculator to debut

HP today introduced the HP Prime Graphing Calculator, a multi-touch LCD, full color graphing calculator.

Using HP Prime, students can manipulate complex graphs and geometric images on the touchscreen. The integrated tool suite includes features such as the Advanced Graphing app, which allows users to graph almost anything in x and y including inequalities, and a Computer Algebra System (CAS) that can perform computations in a spreadsheets.

Users can connect the calculator to a PC via USB or wirelessly via a wireless connectivity kit (sold separately) to create, edit, and send apps, programs, and notes to the HP Prime from their PC. If a student forgets to bring the HP Prime home for homework, the PC-based emulator ensures all assignments are completed by replicating the calculator’s function and user interface with an easy-to-use Window-based software.

The HP Prime Graphing Calculator is expected to be available worldwide in the Fall of 2013.