Texas Instruments TI-5008

Date of introduction:  1982 Display technology:  LCD
New price:  DM 55.60 Display size:  8
Size:  5.1" x 2.8" x 0.9" Printer technology:  Thermal TP-25000
Weight:  4.3 ounces Serial No:  116682
Batteries:  3*AAA Date of manufacture:  
AC-Adapter:  AC9175, AC9900/Z3 Origin of manufacture:  Japan
Precision:  8 Integrated circuits:  
Memories:  1    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Stefan Klaes
    Download manual:   (US: 5.5 MByte)

The TI-5008 looks like the cheaper sibling of the TI-5000. Actually the design was changed to fit to the "office grey" color of other products.

The desktop line then covered 6 different calculators:

TI-5008    Pocket-sized, thermal printing
TI-5010    Small-sized, standard paper
TI-5032    Desktop-sized, battery option
TI-5130    10-digits, standard paper
TI-5142-III 12-digits, standard paper
TI-5020    Non-printing, solar powered

The same thermal printer was used on calculators like the rare TI-45 MSP.

In 1984 the design of the TI-5008 was slightly changed, compare it here.


The TI-5008 is featured in the Texas Instruments Incorporated leaflet CL-199M dated 1983.


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Joerg Woerner, December 21, 2002. No reprints without written permission.