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Texas Instruments TI-30X IIS (Staples, Meijer)

Date of introduction:  July 2009 Display technology:  LCD
New price:  $12.99 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 2009 (L)
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  China (K)
Precision:  13 Integrated circuits:  
Memories:  5    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

TI-30XIIS_SOR2009_P1.jpg (317597 Byte)This orange colored TI-30X IIS was manufactured by Kinpo Electronics, Inc. for the retailers Staples and Meijer. It was released for the Back-to-School 2009 campaign together with its dark-blue sibbling.

Disassembling this model of the TI-30X IIS manufactured April 2009 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-0409 yields no significant differences.

In 2010 the orange design was still available at Staples, while Meijer favored a pink and new blue design for the TI-30X IIS.



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Joerg Woerner, July 22, 2009. No reprints without written permission.