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Apple Newton MessagePad 2000

The Apple Newton MessagePad 2000, codenamed Q, features a 162 MHz StrongARM 110 processor, 4 MB or 8 MB of Mask ROM, 1 MB or 5 MB of RAM (1 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 2000 combines a higher-resolution screen with a processor that is ten times faster than previous models to create the ultimate Newton. 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:  March 21, 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:  4 MB, 8 MB  Data Path:  N/A 
Level 1 Cache:  None  Level 2 Cache:  None 
RAM Type:  Built-in  VRAM Type:  Built-in 
Standard RAM:  1 MB, 5 MB 1.  Maximum RAM:  5 MB 1. 
Motherboard RAM:  1 MB, 5 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:  $950 US  Est. Current Price:  N/A 
Notes:  1. 5 MB of RAM (1 MB of system DRAM/4 MB of Flash RAM for storage).
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. Approximately 12-36 hours of continuous 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).
 
The above specification was from http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/messagepad/stats/newton_mp_2000.html

Our Newton is in very good condition with the original box and packaging. It is complete with all manuals, software and cable.

The model No: is H0149 with a serial number of JE7253LK98UX and was very kindly donated by Bill Henley

 

Apple Newton MessagePad 2000

 

 

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