Texas Instruments - TI GALAXY 40x

Description

Brand: Texas Instruments
Model: GALAXY 40x
Type: Scientific calculator
Picture: TI GALAXY 40x
Batteries: Unknown
Lifetime: Introduced: 1990
Terminated: unknown
Notes: Nice-looking calculator of the TI GALAXY series.

This calculator has some very peculiar display features, including a slash between digits that can be used to display fractions without loosing a digit (which happens on most Casio calculators of the same time period).

The overall keyboard layout is quite nice. Also nice is the back-space key.

The "OP1" and "OP2" keys provide a form of semi-programmability. For instance, when you want to add the number "13/2" to a series of other numbers, simply type "+ 13/2 OP1". Now, when you type "5 OP1", the result will be the outcome of "5 + 13/2". Thanks, Koen van Driessen for this information. Koen discovered more, including a self-test modus of this calculator. Koen's own website documenting this is no longer active but Mike Sebastian's website full of "Calculator Technical Information" has kept the information alive: See this page (link valid 2022-12-30).

©2023 Ernst Mulder