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Toshiba SLC-8300

Date of introduction:  1977 Display technology:  LCD (yellow)
New price:   Display size:  8 + 2
Size:  5.7" x 2.8" x 0.30"
 144 x 72 x 8 mm3
   
Weight:  3.2 ounces, 90 grams Serial No:  E62656
Batteries:  2*LR44  Date of manufacture:  mth 06 year 1978
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  Japan
Precision:  9 Integrated circuits:  Toshiba T3636
Memories:  1    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Ken Meine

This Toshiba SLC-8300 seems to be the first scientific calculator using a LCD display. It was introduced already in the year 1977 and predates even the TI-25! The calculator chip inside was found in some OEM products like the Radio Shack EC-496, too. We assume that the SC-7100 was Toshiba's first scientific calculator.

Don't miss the RFT MR610, a nearly perfect copy of the SLC-8300 and the later SLC-8200

 

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Joerg Woerner, December 25, 2001. No reprints without written permission.