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Texas Instruments TI-30X IIS (Wal-Mart)
|Date of introduction:||July 2011||Display technology:||LCD|
|New price:||Wal-Mart: $11.97||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 02 year 2011 (M)|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||China (K)|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
TI-30X IIS was manufactured by
Kinpo Electronics, Inc. for Wal-Mart,
the largest grocery retailer in the United States. It was released for the
Back-to-School 2011 campaign together
with its red and
gray siblings and the TI-84 Plus Silver
Edition in matching colors of pink and blue.
Disassembling this model of the TI-30X IIS manufactured in February 2011 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.
In Summer 2013 two retailers used the design: Amazon and Wal-Mart (in alphabetical order).
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© Joerg Woerner, July 31, 2011. No reprints without written permission.