Texas Instruments TI-30X IIS (Staples)

Date of introduction:  July 2016 Display technology:  LCD
New price:  Office Depot: $10.99
 Staples: $9.99
 Office Max: $9.99
 Best Buy: $10.99
 Amazon: $16.47
 Shopko: $16.99
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 03 year 2016 (P)
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  Philippines (L)
Precision:  13 Integrated circuits:  
Memories:  5    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

This white colored TI-30X IIS was manufactured by Kinpo Electronics, Inc. for the office product retailer Staples. It was released for the Back-to-School 2016 campaign together with its pink sibling and the TI-84 Plus CE in the colors Gold, White, Radical Red and Positively Pink.

Disassembling this model of the TI-30X IIS manufactured March 2016 by Kinpo Electronics, Inc. in the Philippines 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 date codes K-0304 and K-0409 yields no significant differences.

In Summer 2016 nine retailers used the design: Amazon, Best Buy, The Douglas Stewart Co., El Dorado Trading Group, Fred Meyer, meijer, Office Depot / Office Max, Shopko and Staples (in alphabetical order).

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Joerg Woerner, September 4, 2016. No reprints without written permission.