At the moment the battle of the handhelds was raging with Sharp, Casio marked the middle of the 80s by releasing the first graphic calculator,the fx-7000G:
- its 16×8 lines screen.
- its mathematical & statistical functions.
- its programming language with 400 bytes.
- its chart plotter on the screen.
The following year, in 1986, Casio drives the nail with this fx-8000g “inflated” to 1446 bytes with an output and its FA-80 interface for saving programs on tape and printing to centronics standard.
The race was launched, it will not stop, year after year, more and more memory,color screens and larger, the USB output and much later the stylus.
A machine that marked its era and a generation of students in middle and high school.