Apple Newton MessagePad 110
The Apple Newton MessagePad 110, codenamed Lindy, features a 20 MHz ARM 610 processor, 4 MB of ROM, 1.O MB of SRAM (480k usable), and infrared-beaming capabilities in a sleek handheld case with a 320x240 pressure-sensitive monochrome display for use with a provided stylus. Compared to earlier models, the Newton MessagePad 110 provides a rubberized housing that is slimmer and more comfortable to hold, more RAM, greater battery life, and an improved version of the NewtonOS (1.3).
This is the Apple machine which launched the "PDA" trend. John Sculley, Apple CEO at the time, invented the "Personnal Digital Assistant" term to name a new breed of products that the Newton would define.
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. Newtons are technically not 'Macs', as they do not operate the MacOS, and instead use the NewtonOS (also developed by Apple).
Introduction Date: March 4, 1994 Discontinued Date: April 1, 1995
Processor Type: ARM 610 Processor Speed: 20 MHz
Processor Upgrade: N/A FPU (Integrated): N/A
System Bus Speed: N/A Lookaside Bus Speed: N/A
ROM Size: 4 MB Data Path: N/A
Level 1 Cache: None Level 2 Cache: None
RAM Type: Built-in VRAM Type: Built-in
Standard SRAM: 1.0 MB/480k 1. Maximum SRAM: 1.0 MB/480k 1.
Motherboard SRAM: 1.0 MB/480k 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: 9.6k (internal) 3. Standard Ethernet: None
Case Type: Handheld Form Factor: MessagePad 110
Exp. Slots: 1 PCMCIA (Type II) 4. Exp. Bays (Free): N/A
Battery Type: 4 AA/NiCad Recharge Battery Life: 10 Hours
Built-in Display: 320x240 B&W 5. Supported NewtonOS: 1.3
Dimensions: 8.0 x 4.0 x 1.25 6. Avg. Weight: 1.28 lbs.
Original Price: $600 US Est. Current Price: N/A
Notes: 1. 1.0 MB of SRAM, 480k of which can be used for storage.
2. The PCMCIA slot can be used to increase 'storage' space.
3. Optional internal 9600 bps modem.
4. This model also includes a LocalTalk-compatible serial and infrared port.
5. 320x240 pressure-sensitive monochrome display.
6. In inches, height x width x depth (with screen facing up).
With thanks to http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/messagepad/stats/newton_mp_110.html for the above inforrmation
The model No: is H0059 with a serial number of 1V42215U and was very kindly donated by Bill Henley
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