DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments TI-1706 (1st design)
|Date of introduction:||1983||Display technology:||LCD|
|New price:||Display size:||8|
|Size:|| 4.7" x 2.6" x 0.40"
120 x 66 x 10 mm3
|Weight:||2.0 ounces, 56 grams||Serial No:|
|Batteries:||n.a.||Date of manufacture:||mth 10 year 1983|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||Taiwan|
|Precision:||8||Integrated circuits:||Sharp LI3129|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
The TI-1706 added solar-cells to the original TI-1100 introduced the same year. Like the TI-1100 was replaced with the TI-1100 II the successor of the TI-1706 was named TI-1706 II.
This TI-1706 calculator
followed the TI-1006
introduced one year earlier which based on the Toshiba HB-103. Three
different versions of the TI-1706 are known. Main difference are the position of the Memory and
Error indicators on the display and the printing on the housing. Don't miss the
2nd design of the TI-1706.
A more attractive design was introduced with the TI-1767, the housing of the TI-1780 featured the size of a credit card.
Compare some other TI calculators with their siblings manufactured by Toshiba.
Germany the TI-1706 was sold as an educational toy called "Rechen-Spiel
und Rechen-Spass" together with a funny booklet
based on Walt Disney's creatures.
Don't miss the real Mickey Mouse calculator.
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© Joerg Woerner, December 5, 2001. No reprints without written permission.