Texas Instruments -1796 Prototype

Date of introduction:  never Display technology:  LCD
New price:   Display size:  10
Size:  5.7" x 4.3" x 1.0"    
Weight:  4.1 ounces Serial No:  A201783
Batteries:  LR-189 Date of manufacture:  
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  China
Precision:  10 Integrated circuits:  
Memories:  1    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

The -1796 calculator was introduced 2000 in a dark, translucent housing. Nevertheless displayed the Texas Instruments website in the 2000-2003 timeframe a white housing like the TI-1796SV

When we asked Texas Instruments about a statement we received this early prototype. No doubt, it was a good decision to change the colour of the housing to dark blue.

In 2006 Texas Instruments surprised customers in Europe with a complete new family of Euro Calculators labeled EC-3, EC-5 and EC-7 Pro.

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Joerg Woerner, November 17, 2003. No reprints without written permission.