DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments TI-30X IIS (Wal-Mart, Best Buy)
|Date of introduction:||July 2008||Display technology:||LCD|
|New price:|| Wal-Mart: $14.58
Best Buy: $12.99
|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 04 year 2008|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||China (N)|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
TI-30X IIS was manufactured by Nam
Tai Electronics, Inc. for the consumer electronics retailer Best
Buy. It was released for the Back-to-School 2008 campaign together
with a purple and a blue TI-84 Plus Silver
Wal-Mart, the largest grocery retailer in the United States, introduced in 2008 an identical TI-30X IIS together with a translucent TI-84 Plus, a red TI-84 Plus Silver Edition and a beautiful blue TI-84 Plus Silver Edition.
Disassembling this model of the TI-30X IIS manufactured April 2008 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 N-0204 and N-0408 yields no significant differences.
Please remember the purple TI-30X IIS introduced already in 2003 by U.S. retailer Wal-Mart.
Wal-Mart continued to offer this pink TI-30X IIS - with an
even lower sales price of $12.00 - for the Back-to-School 2009
campaign, while Best Buy dropped the product. Don't miss the dark-blue TI-30X
IIS sold in 2009 by Staples,
Wal-Mart and Meijer.
Wal-Mart introduced for the Back-to-School 2010 campaign the TI-30X IIS in three fresh colors (pink, blue and green), while this design from 2008 was reused by six retailers: Office Depot, Staples, Office Max, Fred Meyer, Meijer and Shopko. This defines leader and followers...
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© Joerg Woerner, August 20, 2008. No reprints without written permission.