Specifications for Hewlett Packard 9830A

Manufacturer:		Hewlett Packard, Calculator Products Division
Model Number:		9830A
Serial Number:		
Date of Manufacture:	mid-1973
Manufactured In:	USA, Loveland, Colorado
Original Price:		$5975 (base)
Weight:			42 Pounds
Size:			19 1/2" Wide, 19" Deep, 7" High
Power Requirement:	150 Watts, 120VAC 60Hz (Line Voltage Selectable)
Display Technology:	5x7 LED Dot-Matrix, 32 Character
Logic Technology:	4 Board Small Scale/Medium Scale Bipolar Mini Computer-like CPU
			Microprogrammed, LSI ROM Microcode Store
                        LSI Dynamic RAM Working/Program/Register Storage
Digits of Capacity:	12 Significant Digits, 2 Digits for Exponent in Scientific Mode
Decimal Modes:		Scientific or Fixed at 0-9 digits behind decimal
Arithmetic Logic:	Full Algebraic, Conversational
Math Functions:		Four Function, Keyword-Based Math Functions
			e.g., SQR(x) for Square Root; SIN(x) for Sine
			Expandable with up to Five User-Installable ROM Packs
Constant:		N/A
Memories:		Variable Storage:  Simple Variables, Arrays, Matrices,
			and String Variables.  3520 Bytes RAM (base), expandable to 7616 Bytes.
Programmable:		Yes, HP BASIC Programming Language
			Volatile RAM Program/Variable Storage Memory
			Magnetic Digital Cassette for Program/Data Storage
Peripherals:		Optional Printers, Plotters, Digitizer, Cassette Tape, Mark Card Reader

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Advertising: Series 9800 Model 30 Pricing Information [74K]
Articles: Hewlett Packard Journal, December, 1972: The 9800-Series Calculators [PDF, 12 Pages, 2.4MB] Hewlett Packard Journal, April, 1974: The 9885A/B Mass Storage System [PDF, 12 Pages, 2.4MB]
Web Links: Dave Hicks' Museum of HP Calculators Steve Leibson's Essay on HP's 2nd Gen Calculators
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