DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments TI-30X IIS (Target and Fred Meyer)
|Date of introduction:||August 2008||Display technology:||LCD|
|New price:||$12.59||Display size:||11 characters and 10 +2|
|Size:|| 6.1" x 3.2" x 0.6"
154 x 83 x 15 mm³
|Weight:||3.3 ounces, 94 grams||Serial No:|
|Batteries:||Solar cells + CR2025 (60µA)||Date of manufacture:||mth 03 year 2008|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||China (N)|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
maroon colored TI-30X IIS was manufactured by Nam
Tai Electronics, Inc. for the retailer Target. It was released for the
2008 campaign together
with a new, pink TI-84 Plus Silver
Edition. The lime-green TI-30X
IIS introduced already in 2005 was still available in August 2008.
Disassembling this model of the TI-30X IIS manufactured April 2008 reveals a well known internal construction. We discovered already in 2004 with Inventec Shanghai, Kinpo Electronics, Inc. and Nam Tai Electronics, Inc. three different contract manufacturers for the TI-30X IIS. Comparing two calculators with datecodes N-0204 and N-0408 yields no significant differences.
Target had the maroon colored TI-30X IIS in July 2009 still in its shelves while retailer Fred Meyer introduced it for the Back-to-School 2009 campaign together with a pink TI-84 Plus Silver Edition.
In 2010 the maroon design was still available at Target, while Fred Meyer changed to a pink design previously introduced by Wal-Mart.
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© Joerg Woerner, August 20, 2008. No reprints without written permission.