Texet 880 a.k.a. Far East Generic Design II (LED)

Date of introduction:  1977 Display technology:  LED-stick
New price:   Display size:  8
Size:  5.3" x 2.9" x 0.95"
 135 x 74 x 24 mm3
Weight:  3.0 ounces, 86 grams Serial No:  
Batteries:  9V  Date of manufacture:  
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  Hong Kong
Precision:  8 Integrated circuits:  TMS0972
Memories:  1    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

You are familiar with this TEXET 800 calculator? 

You are right, this calculator - and its siblings CONCEPT VI, ESIC LED 80M, LJG 880, MBO caltron II, Neckermann TR-300, Ongnica 880, Perfect 100 SR, Rands 880, RJP 880, Satek 8M, Seneca 1000, Tronica 3000, and Voesa 1200 - are a nearly perfect copy of the TI-1250.

Within the Datamath Calculator Museum we refer to this calculator as Far East Generic Design II, it was introduced probably after the famous Design I. Don't miss the Design II with a green Vacuum Fluorescent Display (VFD) instead the more common red Light-emitting Diode (LED) display and its beautiful successor Design III.


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Joerg Woerner, February 5, 2010. No reprints without written permission.