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Texas Instruments TI-30X IIS (Target)

Date of introduction:  August 2007 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 04 year 2007
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  China (K)
Precision:  13 Integrated circuits:  
Memories:  5    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

This TI-30X IIS was manufactured by Kinpo Electronics, Inc. for the retailer Target. It was released for the Back-to-School 2007 campaign together with a pink TI-503SV, a blue TI-83 Plus and the TI-84 Plus Silver Edition in both pink and blue. 

Disassembling this model of the TI-30X IIS manufactured April 2007 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-0304 and K-0407 yields no significant differences. 

Please remember the purple TI-30X IIS introduced already in 2003 by Target's biggest competitor in the U.S., retailer Wal-Mart.

Target introduced for the Back-to-School 2008 campaign a maroon TI-30X IIS and a pink TI-84 Plus Silver Edition.

 



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If you have additions to the above article please email: joerg@datamath.org.

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