Newton MessagePad 130

The Apple Newton MessagePad 130 is a personal digital assistant device that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 1996 to 1997 as part of the Newton series. The device has been introduced on March 1, 1996, and its price started at $800.

The all-new MessagePad features a 20 MHz ARM 610 RISC processor, 2.5 MB of RAM, 8 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 April 1, 1997.

Today Newton MessagePad 130 is 26 years old!

Newton MessagePad 130
Source: flickr.com – Newton MessagePad 130

Newton MessagePad 130 Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedMarch 1, 1996
DiscontinuedApril 1, 1997
Model Identifier3
Model NumberUnknown
Order NumberH0188LL/A
Original Price$800
ColorsDark Grey
Weight1 Ibs.
453.59 Grams
Dimensions8” H x 4” W x 1.2” D
20.3 cm H x 10.16 cm W x 3 cm

Tech Specs

Processor

ProcessorARM 610 RISC
Processor Speed20 MHz
Architecture32-bit
Number of Cores1

Memory

ROM8 MB
RAM2.5 MB

Display

Input MethodTelescoping Pen
Resolution320 x 240

Expansion

Expansion Slots1 – PCMCIA-Slot II with 325 mA capacity

Connections

Serial1 – LocalTalk compatible
1 – RS-232 compatible
Infrared1 – Low-power, half-duplex at up to 38.4 kbps within 3.28 ft. (1 m)

Software

Original OSNewton OS 2.0 (EN, GE)
Maximum OSUnknown

Power

Battery4 AAA or NiCd re-chargeable battery or external power supply
Battery LifeUp to 12 hours

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