Texas Instruments TI-30X IIS (Target)

Date of introduction:  August 2005 Display technology:  LCD
New price:  $13.99 Display size:  11 characters and 10 +2
Size:  6.1" x 3.2" x 0.6"
 154 x 83 x 15 mm
Weight:  3.3 ounces, 94 grams Serial No:  
Batteries:  Solar cells + CR2025 (60A) Date of manufacture:  mth 05 year 2005
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  China (K)
Precision:  13 Integrated circuits:  
Memories:  5    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

This lime-green TI-30X IIS was manufactured by Kinpo Electronics, Inc. for the retailer Target. It was released for the Back-to-School 2005 campaign as a contrast to the colorful TI-30X IIS sold by competitor Wal-Mart.

Disassembling this model of the TI-30X IIS manufactured May 2005 reveals a well known internal construction. We discovered already in 2004 with Inventec Shanghai, Kinpo Electronics, Inc. and Nam Tai Electronics, Inc. three different contract manufacturers for the TI-30X IIS. Comparing two calculators with datecodes K-0505 and K-0407 yields no significant differences. 

In 2007 Target added a pink series of calculators including a TI-30X IIS, TI-84 Plus Silver Edition and TI-503SV. In 2010 this lime-green calculator was still available at Target, while the pink TI-30X IIS was replaced already in 2009 with a maroon design.

Interesting to know that retailer Shopko released for the Back-to-School 2010 campaign a collection of three TI-30X IIS calculators: This lime-green design introduced in 2005 by Target, a pink design intruced in 2008 by Best Buy and Wal-Mart and a blue design widely used in 2010 by Office Depot, Fred Meyer and Meijer.



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Joerg Woerner, August 16, 2007. No reprints without written permission.