DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
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)|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
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".|
|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
|The leading SR-16
designation of this TI-30X IIS is
identical with the first models released already in 1999.
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© Joerg Woerner, September 12, 2004. No reprints without written permission.