Texas Instruments TI-36X II

Date of introduction:  1999 Display technology:  LCD
New price:  ($21.99 in 2003) 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:  CR2025 (60A) Date of manufacture:  mth 10 year 2000
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  China
Precision:  13 Integrated circuits:  
Memories:  5    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

In 1999 the TI-30 line of calculators received a great feature - a 2-line display. The upper entry line displays up to 11 characters and can be scrolled left and right up to 88 characters. The lower result line displays 10 digits of mantissa and 2 digits for the exponent. Compared with the traditional TI-36X Solar the upper line permits to recall the last entry and to correct instantly. 

The family covers 5 different calculators, compare them with the following table:


TI-30X IIB TI-30X IIS TI-34 II TI-36X II TI-40 College II
Power CR-2025 Solar + CR-2025 Solar + CR2025 CR-2025 CR-2025
Scientific notation yes yes yes yes no
Engineers mode yes yes no yes no
Memories 5 5 5 5 5
Constant operators 1 1 2 2 2
Integer division no no yes yes yes
pi-symbol yes yes yes yes yes
Conv. and constants 0 0 0 20+15 0
Bool'ean algebra no no yes yes no

In 2004 Texas Instruments introduced a new design line with a really prominent name plate and some modern applications like an aluminium bezel around the display. Don't miss the new TI-36X II.

Please remember the Canon Palmtronic MD-8 sporting a two-line display already in 1979.


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