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Canon Palmtronic LC-83M

Date of introduction:  1985 Display technology:  LCD (yellow)
New price:   Display size:  8
Size:  5.0" x 2.7" x 0.35"  
Weight:  2.8 ounces Serial No:  177442
Batteries:  LR1130 Date of manufacture:  mth 06 year 1985
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  Japan
Precision:  8  Integrated circuits:  Toshiba T7751S
Memories:  1    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

LC-83M_IC.jpg (23734 Byte)The Canon Palmtronic LC-83M continued the spirit of the original LC-8M and LC-81M but introduced the Algebraic Operating System (AOS) developed by Texas Instruments with the SR-52 already 10 years ago.

Try this calculation on your four banger: 2 + 3 * 4 = ?
The LC-83M gives you the correct answer of 14.

Together with the unusual functions 1/x and pi() the LC-83M is borderline to scientific calculators.

Later production of the calculator was shifted to Taiwan and the appearance slightly changed. Please watch the smaller display of the LC-83MII.



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

Joerg Woerner, June 22, 2003. No reprints without written permission.