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Texas Instruments TI-30X IIS (Target and Fred Meyer)

Date of introduction:  August 2008 Display technology:  LCD
New price:  $12.59 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 03 year 2008
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  China (N)
Precision:  13 Integrated circuits:  
Memories:  5    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

This maroon colored TI-30X IIS was manufactured by Nam Tai Electronics, Inc. for the retailer Target. It was released for the Back-to-School 2008 campaign together with a new, pink TI-84 Plus Silver Edition. The lime-green TI-30X IIS introduced already in 2005 was still available in August 2008. 

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.

Target had the maroon colored TI-30X IIS in July 2009 still in its shelves while retailer Fred Meyer introduced it for the Back-to-School 2009 campaign together with a pink TI-84 Plus Silver Edition.

In 2010 the maroon design was still available at Target, while Fred Meyer changed to a pink design previously introduced by Wal-Mart.

 



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Joerg Woerner, August 20, 2008. No reprints without written permission.