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Texas Instruments TI Business Analyst-I
|Date of introduction:||1979||Display technology:||LED-stick|
|New price:|| $24.95
$20.00 (October, 1981)
|Display size:||8 (5 + 2)|
|Size:|| 5.8" x 3.1" x
148 x 78 x 36 mm3
|Weight:||4.0 ounces, 114 grams||Serial No:||3006986|
|Batteries:||9-Volt or RK2||Date of manufacture:||wk 26 year 1981|
|AC-Adapter:||AC9132||Origin of manufacture:||USA|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
The Business Analyst-I was introduced 1979 as a facelifted low-budget version of the Business Analyst.
The rechargable battery pack was replaced by a simple 9V cell and the usage of a metal key plate gave a more modern appearance. Battery consumption of the Business Analyst-I was horrible, marketing guys from TI invented the after market sales of "Rechargable Kits" RK2. They used two AA-cells and a step-up converter to generate the 9V of the calculator.
The next step in cost reduction was the usage of the simple, black keys of the TI-30 and a printed key plate. Have a view of the Money Manager.
Based on the technology of the Business Analyst-I a custom specific business calculator was created. Have a look on the Goulds Pumpulator.
Later in production, about in September 1981, the metallized TI logo was replaced with an unmetallized one. View here the Business Analyst-I w/o chrome.
Don't miss the rare TI-30/super manufactured for Koh-I-Noor Hardtmuth.
|TI Business Analyst-I
Economical business calculator for students and professionals.
Marketing. Insurance. Real estate Investments. Personal finance. Buying, selling, trading: Pre-programmed functions make it easy to use. Three keys deal with cost/sell margins. Five keys handle compound interest, annuity calculations, and other future/present value problems.
© Texas Instruments, 1981
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© Joerg Woerner, December 5, 2001. No reprints without written permission.