Texas Instruments TI-30 

Date of introduction:  1985 Display technology:  LCD
New price:   Display size:  8 (5 + 2)
Size:  5.3" x 2.8" x 0.45"
 135 x 71 x 11 mm3
Weight:  2.1 ounces, 60 grams Serial No:  
Batteries:  2*LR44 Date of manufacture:  wk 28 year 1985
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  Italy
Precision:  11 Integrated circuits:  TP0456/CD4565
Memories:  1    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner
    Download manual:   (DE: 2.2M Bytes)

The TI-30 followed the TI-30 III. We know the electronics from the slimline TI-35. A similar calculator was introduced in the same year with the TI-30 STAT

In 1987 the design of the TI-30 was slightly changed to match again with the TI-30 STAT. About five years after its introduction the design of the TI-30 was changed from the original yellow coloring to a blue coloring. View the new design here

An overview of the four different versions known today could be found here.

Please notice a rare design variation of the TI-30 sporting a blue housing.

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Joerg Woerner, December 25, 2001. No reprints without written permission.