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The Apple Newton MessagePad 2100 features a 162 MHz StrongARM 110 processor, 8 MB of Mask ROM, 8 MB of RAM (4 MB of DRAM, 4 MB of Flash RAM), dual PCMCIA slots, dual-mode IrDA-beaming capabilities, and a Newton InterConnect port for multiple connectivity options, in a sleek handheld case with a 4.9 in. by 3.3 in. 16-level grayscale backlit LCD display (480x320 @ 100 dpi) for use with a provided stylus. The MessagePad 2100 is effectively identicial to the MessagePad 2000, but has more RAM. The Newton MessagePad 2100 is also notable as it is the only Newton released by the briefly-lived "Newton, Inc", an Apple spin-off company. 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:||November 7, 1997||Discontinued Date:||February 27, 1998|
|Processor Type:||StrongARM 110||Processor Speed:||162 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:||8 MB 1.||Maximum RAM:||8 MB 1.|
|Motherboard RAM:||8 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:||28.8k (internal) 3.||Standard Ethernet:||None|
|Case Type:||Handheld||Form Factor:||MessagePad 2000|
|Exp. Slots:||2 PCMCIA (Type II) 4.||Exp. Bays (Free):||N/A|
|Battery Type:||4 AA/NiMH Batt. Pack||Battery Life:||12-36 Hours 5.|
|Built-in Display:||480x320 Grayscale 6.||Supported NewtonOS:||2.1|
|Dimensions:||8.3 x 4.7 x 1.1 7.||Avg. Weight:||1.4 lbs.|
|Original Price:||$1000 US||Est. Current Price:||N/A|
8 MB of RAM (4 MB of system DRAM/4 MB of Flash RAM for
2. Both PCMCIA slots can be used to increase 'storage' space.
3. Optional internal 28.8k wired or wireless modem.
4. This model also includes the Newton InterConnect port and an IrDA port.
5. Approx. 12-36 hours of continuous use (2-3 months "average" use).
6. 4.9x3.3 (in.) 16-level grayscale backlit LCD (480x320 @ 100 dpi).
7. In inches, height x width x depth (with screen facing up).
8. Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.