DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments TI-1786
|Date of introduction:||1985||Display technology:||LCD|
|New price:||$8.00 (SRP 1988)||Display size:||8|
|Size:|| 2.1" x 3.4" x
54 x 86 x 3 mm3
|Weight:||0.9 ounces, 28 grams||Serial No:|
|Batteries:||n.a.||Date of manufacture:||mth 06 year 1986|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||Taiwan (I)|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
|Download leaflet:||(US: 0.7 MByte)||Download manual:||(US: 1.7 MByte)|
TI-1786, introduced together with 4 other members of the TI CARD family
(TI-1783, TI-1784, TI-1785 and TI-1787), weights less than 1 ounce. It followed
the TI-1780 calculator introduced about one year
earlier. Don't miss the colorful
TI-1786 sold in Brazil by Mesbla.
The TI-1786 was even used as a promotional product, compare the backside of a standard TI-1786 and an ESSO branded calculator.
Does this TI-1786 look familiar to you? Please compare it with the Technico F-1 ExecuCard calculator manufactured by Inventa Electronics Corporation of Taiwan.
A traditional sized calculator with similar dimensions was introduced with the TI-1606. A cheaper looking successor of the TI-1786 could be found with the TI-307.
Ten years later Texas Instruments sold with the TI-307+ still calculators with the size of a credit card.
Don't miss the Casio FIML CARD SL-800, a real credit card sized calculator with a thickness of only 0.030".
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© Joerg Woerner, December 5, 2001. No reprints without written permission.