DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments TI-703 LOOK Blue Ocean
|Date of introduction:||1989||Display technology:||LCD|
|New price:||Display size:||8|
|Size:|| 4.4" x 2.6" x
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)|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Gerhard Wenzel|
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
Dismantling this TI-703 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 Indurstrieform Essen).
The TI-703 could be called the successor of the TI-1104
introduced three years ago.
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© Joerg Woerner, June 20, 2003. No reprints without written permission.