Texas Instruments TI-30 Challenger

Date of introduction:  1988 Display technology:  LCD
New price:  $14.95 (SRP 1988) Display size:  8 (5 + 2)
Size:  5.5" x 2.8" x 0.45"
 140 x 72 x 11 mm3
Weight:  2.8 ounces, 78 grams Serial No:  
Batteries:  n.a. Date of manufacture:  mth 45 year 1989
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  Italy
Precision:  11 Integrated circuits:  Toshiba T6974S
Memories:  1    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

This calculator added solar cells to the TI-30-III and seems to be identical with the earlier TI-30 SOLAR

Compared with other calculators the TI-30 Challenger was a more robust version. Both the fragile solar cells and LC-display were covered with an additional screen. Unfortunately it was removed with the next TI-30 Challenger.

With the TI-30Xa SE a "School Edition" was introduced in 1995 again.


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Joerg Woerner, July 21, 2002. No reprints without written permission.