Texas Instruments TI-1795

Date of introduction:  1984 Display technology:  LCD
New price:   Display size:  8
Size:  4.7" x 4.1" x 1.0"
 120 x 106 x 25 mm3
Weight:  3.0 ounces, 86 grams Serial No:  
Batteries:  n.a. Date of manufacture:  mth 09 year 1984
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  Taiwan (C)
Precision:  8 Integrated circuits:  
Memories:  1    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner
Download leaflet:   (US: 0.6 MByte) Download manual:   (US: 2.0 MByte)

Is it a small desktop calculator or a large handheld? From the designation "TI-1795" it is clearly categorized as a desktop product, from the size it could be a handheld like the TI-508.

Dismantling this TI-1795 manufactured in September 1984 by Compal Electronics in Taiwan reveals a rather simple construction based on probably a Sharp single-chip calculator circuit.

This TI-1795 introduced in 1984 started a line of everlasting calculators, compare it with the TI-1795+ and the TI-1795SV

In 1988 the design of the TI-1795 was slightly changed before production was shifted to Thailand in 1991. 

The TI-1775 put similar specifications in a foldable housing while the TI-1796 added a battery backup and sports a 10 digits display.


The TI-1795 is featured in the Texas Instruments Incorporated bulletin CL-854 dated 1985.


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Joerg Woerner, June 24, 2002. No reprints without written permission.