Newton MessagePad 2100

The Apple Newton MessagePad 2100 is a personal digital assistant device that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 1997 to 1998 as part of the Newton series. The device has been introduced on November 7, 1997, and its price started at $1000.

The all-new MessagePad features a 162 MHz StrongARM SA-110 RISC processor, 8 MB of RAM, 8 MB of ROM, 480 x 320 Screen, and is powered by 4x AA batteries or an external power supply.

This MessagePad has been discontinued on February 27, 1998.

Today Newton MessagePad 2100 is 25 years old!

Newton MessagePad 2100
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Newton MessagePad 2100 Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedNovember 7, 1997
DiscontinuedFebruary 27, 1998
Model NumberUnknown
Order NumberH0244Z/A
Original Price$1,000
ColorsDark Grey
Weight1.4 Ibs.
635 Grams
Dimensions8.3” H x 4.7” W x 1.1” D
21.08 cm H x 11.93 cm W x 2.79 cm

Tech Specs


ProcessorStrongARM SA-110 RISC
Processor Speed162 MHz
Number of Cores1




Input MethodTelescoping Pen
Resolution480 x 320


Expansion Slots2 – Type II PC Card slots (3 V and 5 V cards)


Serial1 – Serial
1 – Newton InterConnect
Infrared1 – dual-mode at up to 115 Kbits/s (IrDA mode) and 38.4 Kbits/s (ASK mode) within 3.28 ft. (1 m)
Audio In1 – Built-in microphone
Audio Out1 – Built-in speaker


Original OSNewton OS 2.1 (EN, GE)
Maximum OSUnknown


Battery4 AA or optional NiCd re-chargeable battery or external power supply
Battery Life12-24 hours

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