Texas Instruments TI-30 

Date of introduction:  1990 Display technology:  LCD
New price:   Display size:  8 (5 + 2)
Size:  5.4" x 2.8" x 0.45"    
Weight:  2.4 ounces Serial No:  
Batteries:  2*LR44 Date of manufacture:  wk 22 year 1995
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)

Just a styling variation of the original TI-30. Compare it with the original design here. Interested in educational calculators? The housing of this scientific calculator was used with the Little Professor (1985)

In 10 years of production we recognized in the meantime four different designs of the TI-30 and - just to compare - seven designs of the related TI-30 STAT:

Year 1985 1986 1987 1990
Origin Italy Italy Italy Italy
wk 28
yr 1985
wk 19
yr 1986
wk 40
yr 1986
wk 22
yr 1995
Display bezel Type 1 Type 1 Type 1 Type 2

In the year 1993 Texas Instruments introduced a complete new TI-30X family in a smoother housing:

TI-30X  New display with 10 + 2 digits, 3 memories
TI-30X SOLAR With Anylite solar-cells
TI-35X  Adds 2-dim statistics and hex-calculations
TI-36X SOLAR  With Anylite solar-cells

This TI-30 with the 8 digit display was manufactured till 1995 before the TI-30S and its sibbling TI-25X Solar was introduced.

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Joerg Woerner, December 5, 2001. No reprints without written permission.