Texas Instruments TI-701 LOOK Graffiti

Date of introduction:  1989 Display technology:  LCD
New price:   Display size:  8
Size:  4.4" x 2.6" x 0.55"
 112 x 66 x 14 mm3
Weight:  1.6 ounces, 45 grams Serial No:  
Batteries:  n.a. Date of manufacture:  mth 07 year 1989
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  Taiwan (I)
Precision:  8 Integrated circuits:  
Memories:  1    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

Texas Instruments introduced in the year 1989 with the LOOK series a very colorful basic calculator. Three different designs were available:

TI-701 aka LOOK Graffiti
TI-702 aka LOOK City Night
TI-703 aka LOOK Blue Ocean

All models shared the same design idea of a round "light pipe" to collect the ambient light and travel it to the high efficiency solar cells.

Dismantling this TI-701 LOOK manufactured in July 1989 by Inventec Corporation in Taiwan reveals a pretty simple internal construction. 

The LOOK series of calculators received an award for its outstanding design from the German HIF (Haus Industrieform Essen).

The TI-701 could be called the successor of the TI-1104 introduced three years ago.



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Joerg Woerner, December 5, 2001. No reprints without written permission.