Texas Instruments TI-30Xa Solar Scientific Calculator
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Texas Instruments TI-30Xa Solar Scientific Calculator

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  • Key Size: Large
  • Type: Scientific
  • Display Type: Regular
  • Power Source: Solar
  • Size: Handheld
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bydpchick Mar 15, 2010
Helpful? 1 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Great Design, Compact
Recommended it? Yes

Ok I dont know a lot about this product. What I do know is my son needed one for school. He was in the 10th grade and used til he graduated high school. He had no problems and it was ok for high school math. I paid about 12.00 for this at wal mart Read full review »



bydp140 Mar 6, 2010
Helpful? 1 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Great Design, Good Value, Compact
Cons Difficult to Use
Recommended it? No



BEST design!

byamfella Feb 18, 2008
4 Helpfuls 5 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Easy to read. simplistic design.
Cons The battery has to be replaced.
Recommended it? Yes

After using this calculator I can't use any other one.
The design is so simplistic and elegant. It makes all the
other ones seem busy and confusing.
It works well for me, I have never had it do anything
erratic. However, I only use it for algebra 1 and geometry
(subjects I... Read full review »


Statistic analysis proves yet again that cheap does not necessarily equal worth a damn?

byDeRango Jul 29, 2006
53 Helpfuls 54 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Inexpensive, Durable, does complete most tasks, good for students up to Geometry. (8th...
Cons Crowded Layout, battery powered, (should be solar), poor functionality, and only 3 memory...
Recommended it? No

It has always been my policy to try and find a good use for items I purchase. Most of the time these purchases are under researched impulse buys that were required to complete a task and made with such haste that one does not even consider the consequences. Even though the cost was nominal I felt... Read full review »


Good Overall experience

bypascha Jun 27, 2006
5 Helpfuls 6 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Solar, parenthesis, price, back-space key, 3 memory locations, stays clean, design
Cons Somewhat cheaply made/plastic feel
Recommended it? Yes

I have used this calculator at work for over 5 years and I have always had good results. The solar panel works well under fluorescent lighting. I especially like the 3 memory positions and parenthesis for performing longer equations without paper. Also, when you make a mistake, it is very, very,... Read full review »


Warning - very funky, unreliable calculator

bydorenste Jun 22, 2005
8 Helpfuls 9 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Inexpensive, simple construction
Cons All of the problems states above
Recommended it? No

This calculator has behaved erratically since I bought it (and another of the same model for my partner) two years ago. The buttons are both overly sensitive to the point that you have to be extra careful not to brush against another number as you compute and sometimes do not respond at all. Now,... Read full review »


Texas Instruments TI 30Xa

bysupercurl Nov 26, 2002
10 Helpfuls 11 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Inexpensive, durable, easy to use
Cons none
Recommended it? Yes

I purchased this calculator as it was required for two of my high school classes, pre-calculus and physics. I was surprised at the affordability of the calculator.

This particular calculator is very easy to use. I would speculate that even a sixth grader could properly use the TI 30Xa. I... Read full review »


Couldn't ask for more...

byskyshroud Jun 19, 2001
7 Helpfuls 8 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Large buttons that are easy to press and see.
Cons On a standard slanted desk, calculator will wobble while pressing buttons
Recommended it? Yes


Let me start by saying that I have been using this calculator for about 2 years and I think it's great! It has never failed me.


The buttons are large and the print on them is, too. It has a backspace key and can fulfill anything a Algebra 1 student... Read full review »


A good all-round basic calculator

byrfman May 2, 2001
3 Helpfuls 4 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Logically laid out keyboard, includes all basic functions, inexpensive
Cons Limited functions
Recommended it? Yes

The TI-30X is the standard calculator used in most science classes at the University of Ottawa, where I am a student. Even though students in my engineering classes mostly use TI-86 and TI-89 models, I have used the TI-30X in some instances where programmable calculators were no allowed.

... Read full review »


Very good for lab work

byksleskov Mar 13, 2001
6 Helpfuls 7 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Cheap, has solar panel, relatively big buttons, more than enough functions for scientific...
Cons reliability: I've seen couple of them dead; hard to read purple on gray.
Recommended it? Yes

I needed a calculator for my work in a molecular biology lab. It had to do logs, 1/x, constants and regression. So, I took a catalog and figured that TI 30X solar fits my needs and was the cheapest model of all listed. I had been working well for about two years and then something happened. It... Read full review »


Such a handy device!

byLizyoda Dec 18, 2000
1 Helpfuls 2 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Handy, easy, cheap
Cons none
Recommended it? Yes

At the beginning of a new school year.. I found myself in dire need of a reliable calculator. Through fate I found the TI 30Xa. What luck! During the passing days I have found this little stress-saver to be quite a joy, with its many useful buttons and nifty slid-on cover. Suitable for everybody... Read full review »


Good if it would not have died

bythalious Oct 29, 2000
4 Helpfuls 5 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros It worked
Cons It broke
Recommended it? No

I bought this product when I was in college to aid me in my math class. When it worked it was a great calculator. Then one day out of the blue the numbers started fading out, not all of the numbers faded, just some of them. For example if I typed 8 all the way across it would end up with the three... Read full review »


Here's a good calculator

bymcneill33 Oct 17, 2000
8 Helpfuls 9 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Never needs batteries, small
Cons easy to lose
Recommended it? Yes

It has gotten late and i decided to write an epinion on something but couldn't figure out what to write on, so i decided to write on the trusty calculator sitting next to my computer. I have owned this calculator for well over a year, and have used it so much that some of the numbers are beginning... Read full review »


A lasting calculator- Reliable and always correct!

byMitchellie_JG Oct 5, 2000
4 Helpfuls 5 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros cheap, reliable, many functions
Cons None whatsoever
Recommended it? Yes

I purchased this calculator when my geometry teacher asked for a scientific calculator three years ago. At first I was a little put off by the number of functions this calculator had, and was confused at first by certain functions. For example, the shift/2nd function and the many new trigonometric... Read full review »


An Ideal Companion for Algebra Students.

byAcarian Sep 25, 2000
11 Helpfuls 12 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Very Durable, Affordable, Easy to read display screen, easy to press keys,
Cons Might be expensive at Gift shops ect. Recommend buying at Kmart, Target, Staples,...
Recommended it? Yes

Copyright Kristen Gilliam

Ok, I have to say the TI-30Xa solar Texas Instruments calculator is by far the most useful calculator I've ever used. It is ideal for Algebra students entering high school. I have been using mine for over 3 years and have gotten lots of useful time out of... Read full review »


Do the math...

bybasilisk4 Sep 19, 2000
82 Helpfuls 83 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Costs next to nothing, does all your basic functions
Cons Doesn't graph, but what do you expect?
Recommended it? Yes

First of all, let me start by telling you what this calculator won't do. It won't graph functions or equations for you, nor will it solve complex, multidimensional matrices. It won't calculate complex or two-variable statistics or probabilities for you, and it won't graph a coordinate set of... Read full review »


Math Made Easy!

byMSU1946 Aug 30, 2000
2 Helpfuls 3 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Definitely Easy for Most
Cons Lots of Buttons Aren't Easy for Beginners
Recommended it? Yes

I bought this calculator because it was required in one of my daughter's classes. I tried it out and found it easy to use and easy to read and understand. I was thankful that I didn't have to sit there and punch at it for hours to try to understand everything. It is virtually indestructable! I have... Read full review »


The best choice for a student calculator

byNetDanzr Aug 11, 2000
14 Helpfuls 15 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Easy to use, intuitive keyboard, sturdy and virtually unbreakable.
Cons Very poor design of memory functions.
Recommended it? Yes

As an initial warning, I must state that I have been using an TI-30 for the last eleven years, and I love it. This opinion may be a bit biased in favor of the TI-30.

Overview: The TI-30 is a basic scientific calculator, offering some statistics functions. Except of basic calculating, it... Read full review »

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