Texas Instruments TI-30X IIS (Wal-Mart)

Date of introduction:  August 2004 Display technology:  LCD
New price:  $17.99 Display size:  11 characters and  10 +2
Size:  6.1" x 3.2" x 0.6"
 154 x 83 x 15 mm³
Weight:  3.3 ounces, 94 grams Serial No:  
Batteries:  Solar cells + CR2025 (60µA) Date of manufacture:  mth 03 year 2004
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  China (K)
Precision:  13 Integrated circuits:  
Memories:  5    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

TI-30XIIS_PURPLE2006_BOX.jpg (312558 Byte)This TI-30X IIS was manufactured by Kinpo Electronics, Inc. for the Wal-Mart sales chain. It was released for the Back-to-School 2004 campaign together with a lime-green TI-30X IIB.

Don't miss the orange TI-30X IIS sold in the Wal-Mart stores mid of 2005. Texas Instruments introduced in France end of July, 2005 the colorful TI-Collège. In 2005 Wal-Mart's biggest competitor in the U.S., retailer Target, introduced a lime-green version of the TI-30X IIS. Within a year we even got a pink edition of the TI-30X IIS.

We discovered in August 2010 a slightly different version of a purple TI-30X IIS, please focus on the color of the [2nd] key and the associated functions.

At first glance this stylish calculators seems to be identical with the original TI-30X IIS but we discovered again some minor differences to the already known versions.

Please click on the pictures below to understand the differences.

The TI-30X IIS sold by Wal-Mart gives some advertisment like "Best Selling 2-Line Display". In 2006 the design of the box was changed and added the slogan "#1 BRAND used by students - BUILT TO LAST". TI-30X_IIS_WM.jpg (125367 Byte)
The position of the Reset key differs from both known
TI-30 XIIS versions. The leading "K" of the date code
reveals with
Kinpo Electronics, Inc., a well known 
contract manufacturer. 
TI-30X_IIS_PURPLE_B.jpg (26539 Byte)
The leading SR-16 designation of this TI-30X IIS is
identical with the first models released already in 1999.
TI-30X_IIS_PURPLE_PCB.jpg (65934 Byte)

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