DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
|Date of introduction:||1974||Display technology:||LED modules|
|New price:||$44,95||Display size:||8|
|Size:||6.0" x 2.8" x 1.0"|
|Weight:||5 ounces||Serial No:||632842|
|Batteries:||4*NiCd AA||Date of manufacture:||year 1974|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||Japan|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
Canon LE-83 was the first calculator sold by Canon below $50. It uses still the
TMS0101 "calculator-on-a-chip" from the LE-80.
A unique feature of this design is the access to the battery compartment with a sliding front door. Later most credit card sized calculators of the Canon brand used that type of battery compartment. Just view the LC-5 introduced about 1977.
The LE-84 and LE-85 were the next steps in cost reduction before leaving the design of LED-based calculators and introducing the LD-80 with the green VFD (Vacuum Fluorescent Display).
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© Joerg Woerner, December 5, 2001. No reprints without written permission.