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 Release Date and Original Price
|Introduced||November 7, 1997|
|Discontinued||February 27, 1998|
|Dimensions||8.3” H x 4.7” W x 1.1” D|
21.08 cm H x 11.93 cm W x 2.79 cm
|Processor||StrongARM SA-110 RISC|
|Processor Speed||162 MHz|
|Number of Cores||1|
|Input Method||Telescoping Pen|
|Resolution||480 x 320|
|Expansion Slots||2 – Type II PC Card slots (3 V and 5 V cards)|
|Serial||1 – Serial|
1 – Newton InterConnect
|Infrared||1 – dual-mode at up to 115 Kbits/s (IrDA mode) and 38.4 Kbits/s (ASK mode) within 3.28 ft. (1 m)|
|Audio In||1 – Built-in microphone|
|Audio Out||1 – Built-in speaker|
|Original OS||Newton OS 2.1 (EN, GE)|
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|Battery||4 AA or optional NiCd re-chargeable battery or external power supply|
|Battery Life||12-24 hours|