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Mac Systems: Apple: Newton MessagePad (Series): Newton MessagePad 130 Specs

The Apple Newton MessagePad 130, codenamed Dante, features a 20 MHz ARM 610 processor, 8 MB of ROM, 2.5 MB of RAM (1,199k of system RAM, 1,361k of Flash RAM for internal storage), and infrared-beaming capabilities in a sleek handheld case with a 320x240 pressure-sensitive, backlit monochrome display for use with a provided stylus. The Newton MessagePad 130 is similar to the MessagePad 120, but adds a backlit screen that is textured to simulate a paper surface, more RAM, and a new version of the NewtonOS (2.0). The Newton MessagePad was one of the first series of handheld systems, or PDAs (Personal Digital Assistants), to attempt to recognize natural handwriting and use a basic form of artificial intelligence to 'tie' relevant information together. Please note that Newtons are technically not 'Macs', as they do not operate the MacOS, and instead use the NewtonOS (also developed by Apple).

Introduction Date: March 1, 1996 Discontinued Date: April 1, 1997
Processor Type: ARM 610 Processor Speed: 20 MHz
Processor Upgrade: N/A FPU (Integrated): N/A
System Bus Speed: N/A Lookaside Bus Speed: N/A
ROM Size: 8 MB Data Path: N/A
Level 1 Cache: None Level 2 Cache: None
RAM Type: Built-in VRAM Type: Built-in
Standard RAM: 2.5 MB 1. Maximum RAM: 2.5 MB 1.
Motherboard RAM: 2.5 MB 1. RAM Slots: None
Standard VRAM: N/A Maximum VRAM: N/A
Standard Hard Drive: None 2. Int. Hard Drive Type: N/A
Standard CD-ROM: None Standard Disk: None 2.
Standard Modem: 9.6k (internal) 3. Standard Ethernet: None
Case Type: Handheld Form Factor: MessagePad 110 4.
Exp. Slots: 1 PCMCIA (Type II) 5. Exp. Bays (Free): N/A
Battery Type: 4 AA/NiCad Recharge Battery Life: 12 Hours 6.
Built-in Display: 320x240 B&W 7. Supported NewtonOS: 2.0
Dimensions: 8.0 x 4.0 x 1.25 8. Avg. Weight: 1.0 lbs.
Original Price: $800 US Est. Current Price: N/A
Notes: 1. 2.5 MB of RAM (1,199k system/1,361k internal storage).
The PCMCIA slot can be used to increase 'storage' space.
Optional internal 9600 bps modem.
Same form factor, but the case is slick rather than rubberized.
This model also includes a LocalTalk-compatible serial and infrared port.
6. Approximately 12 hours of continuous use (1-2 weeks "average" use).
7. 320x240 pressure-sensitive backlit monochrome display.
8. In inches, height x width x depth (with screen facing up).
9. Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.

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