The Apple Newton MessagePad 120 is a personal digital assistant device that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 1994 to 1996 as part of the Newton series. The device has been introduced on October 1, 1994, and its price started at $599.
The all-new MessagePad features a 20 MHz ARM 610 RISC processor, 1 MB or 2 MB of RAM, 4 MB of ROM, 320 x 240 Screen, and is powered by 4x AA batteries or an external power supply.
This MessagePad has been discontinued on June 1, 1996.
Today Newton MessagePad 120 is 28 years old!
Newton MessagePad 120 Release Date and Original Price
|Introduced||October 1, 1994 in Germany|
January 30, 1995 in the US.
|Discontinued||June 1, 1996|
|Order Number||H0126LL/A (1 MB)|
H0142LL/A (2 MB)
H0153LL/A (2 MB with Newton OS 2.0)
|Dimensions||8” H x 4” W x 1.2” D|
20.3 cm H x 10.16 cm W x 3 cm
|Processor||ARM 610 RISC|
|Processor Speed||20 MHz|
|Number of Cores||1|
|Input Method||Telescoping Pen|
|Resolution||320 x 240|
|Expansion Slots||1 – PCMCIA-Slot II|
|Serial||1 – LocalTalk compatible|
1 – RS-232 compatible
|Infrared||1 – Low-power, half-duplex at up to 38.4 kbps|
|Original OS||Newton OS 1.3 (EN, GE, FR)|
|Maximum OS||Newton OS 2.0 (EN, GE)|
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|Battery||4 AA or NiCd re-chargeable battery or external power supply|
|Battery Life||Up to 12 hours|