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Texas Instruments TI-Nspire CM (Chinese Language - Engineering Validations Tests 1)

Date of introduction:  Never Display technology:  LCD dot matrix
 16-bit color, backlit
New price:   Display size:  240 * 320 pixels 
Size:  7.5" x 3.4" x 0.65"
 190 x 87 x 16 mm3
   
Weight:  8.5 ounces, 204 grams Serial No:  EVT1-217 
Batteries:  3.7L0800SP Li-Ion Date of manufacture:  mth 02 year 2011
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  China
Precision:  14 Integrated circuits:  
Memories:      
Program steps:  100M Bytes, 32M Bytes Flash-ROM Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

This TI-Nspire CM (Chinese Language) with the serial number EVT1-217 was used for Engineering Validation Tests (EVT - learn more about the Five Engineering Stages) of the later TI-Nspire CM-C.

Dismantling this TI-Nspire CM EVT1 manufactured already in February 2011 by Inventec Corporation in its Pudong Campus in Shanghai, China reveals a design similiar to the original TI-Nspire CX centered around a tiny System-on-Chip.


ROM-Versions:

TI-Nspire CM EVT1

3.1.0 DEVBUILD (February 2011)
Boot1 Code Version: 3.0.99
Boot2 Code Version: 3.10.0

You can check the ROM version of your TI-Nspire CM-C using the following key sequence and reading the number on your screen:

[HOME] [5] [4] (3.0)


Exam acceptance:

Since the TI-Nspire CM-C lacks a QWERTY keyboard it is permitted (as of May 30, 2013) for use on SAT, ACT, PSAT and AP exams.

 

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If you have additions to the above article please email: joerg@datamath.org.

Joerg Woerner, May 30, 2013. No reprints without written permission.