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MessagePad 2k & 21K Specs

Size (inches): 1.12x4.7x8.3
Weight (ounces): 22.4
StrongARM SA-110 RISC processor at 160 MHz
Newton custom system chip set-ASIC
5MB RAM (1MB of DRAM, 4MB of Flash RAM)
8MB of mask ROM
Low-power, transflective 4.9-in. by 3.3-in. (129.8-mm by 83.2-mm) liquid crystal display (480 by 320 pixels at 100 dpi, with 16-level gray scale and EL backlight)
Nonglare resistive tablet and full-size pen
Two Type II PC Card slots (3 V and 5 V cards)
Newton InterConnect™ external port supporting:
   Serial RS-422-compatible serial connections or LocalTalk
   Serial modem interface
   Power in and out
   Audio in and out (line level)
   Autodock support
One internal serial slot supporting:
   Serial RS-422-compatible serial connections or LocalTalk
   Serial modem interface
   Serial keyboard (option)
   Power in and out
   Audio in and out (line level)
Dual-mode infrared transceiver for wireless data transfer at up to 115 Kbits/s (IrDA mode) and 38.4 Kbits/s (ASK mode) within 3.28 ft. (1 m)
Keyboard (included with some configurations)
Built-in speaker
Built-in microphone
Fast charge for optional Newton Rechargeable Battery Pack that charges in 1 hour when not operating
Optional external Newton 9W Power Adapter for unit operation or fast charging of Newton Rechargeable Battery Pack Protective removable screen lid
Integral pen storage

21k Spec Differences:
8MB of RAM (4MB of DRAM, 4MB of Flash RAM)

Reviews

[Machine Reviews]
Apple eMate 300 Review by Mike Riegel 03/22

[Software Reviews]
Couch Fire TV prg guide Software Review by Julie Strietelmeier
TIBET Imaging Software Review by Julie Strietelmeier

[Hardware Reviews]
Pretec CompactModem Review by Julie Strietelmeier

[Case Reviews]
Satellite Case Review by Julie Strietelmeier
Hand Stand Review by Julie Strietelmeier
newtSuit Review by Julie Strietelmeier
C.E.O. Case Review by Julie Strietelmeier
Newton MP2K Glove Case Review by Julie Strietelmeier

[Accessory Reviews]
Wooden Stylus Pen Stylus Review by Judie Clark
Finger Tip Styli Comparison Review by Judie Clark
Yafa Trio Pen Stylus Review by Julie Strietelmeier
Cross DigitalWriter Duo Review by Don Damiani
Lamy Twin Pen Review by Julie Strietelmeier
Yafa 4.Palm Stylus Review by Julie Strietelmeier
Rotring Quattro-Pen Data Styli Review by Julie Strietelmeier
Autopoint Stylus+ Review by Don Damiani
BrightWriter Lithium Powered Stylus Review by Julie Strietelmeier
PDA Panache Styli Review by Julie Strietelmeier
Hi-Rizer Xpress Review by Julie Strietelmeier

FAQs

OS FAQ
Newton Battery FAQ
The Newton Heap MiniFAQ
Newton FAQ by Robert Sexton
Newton Infrared FAQ

Newsgroups

news://alt.config.newtons
news://comp.binaries.newton
news://comp.sys.newton.misc
news://comp.sys.newton.programmer
news://comp.sys.newton.announce
news://comp.sys.newton.marketplace
news://comp.sys.palmtops

Web Based Discussion Areas:
PDA Buzz
Planet Newton's Newton Forum

Mailing Lists

NewtonTalk
  Send an email to newtontalk-digest-request@Majordomo.Esosoft.com with the command subscribe in the body of the message.

Publications

HandHeld Systems Journal - a bimonthly printed magazine
Pen Computing - a bimonthly printed magazine
Mobile Computing - a monthly printed magazine that sometimes devotes part of it's content to PDAs/Palmtops

Pen-Based Computing : The Journal of Stylus Systems

The Gadgeteer Newton Bookstore

[Foreign]
Notebook & Organizer - German magazine
Palmtop Pro - German Palmtop Magazine

Webzines

[German]
PDA Lifestyle
MacUp online

User Groups

Newton Reference listing

IRC Channels

Server : EFnet, irc.concentric.net (or any of the EFnet servers) Port : 6667, Channel: #newton
Server: irc.escapenet.org, Channel: #newton
Server: irc.escapenet.org, Channel: #llamatalk, Developers meetings Thursdays weekly at 6:30 Pacific Time
Server: DALnet, irc.dal.net (or any of the DALnet servers) Channel: #Freedomnet, Newton os 1.x discussions

PDA/NET

Programming

NS Basic - Basic for the Newton

Links

Apple Newton Webring

N = News   F = Files to download   L = Links to other sites   R = Reviews   I = Information  C = Commerical Sales
Super Sites (Sites with News, Files, Reviews ect.):
NFI Planet Newton
Software & Archive Sites:
FL
FL
F
I
AMUG's Newton Page - Huge software archive
Newton Reference
NewtonWare.com - Software Archive
Always Newton Central
Software Developers Sites (alphabetical):
F
F
FC
FC
F
FC
FC
FC
F
FC
F
F
Avi Drissman's Newton Stuff
Byte-Size Software
CouchFire - TV guide software for your Newton
DMP Systems
Foundation Systems
NS Basic Corp
PelicanWare
Sineware - Software to use your Newton as a TV remote
Stand Alone Inc.
Tactile Systems - Great try-before-you-buy software
Toad Hollow Software
iTunes - Play MP3's on your Newton!
Hardware Sites:
I
FI
I
I
NewtwarePDQ - Hacking Newton Hardware. Very cool!
Club Newton - Japanese site with more Hacks (instructions in english)
Make an Audio I/O Adapter
Newton Battery FAQ
Reference Sites:
I Newton Gallery - Pictoral history of Newtons
Information Sites (Portals, Link Sites, Specific Info, ect.):
I
L
I
LI
FLI
MISNIC - Making Newton Fun!
NewtWho
Newton Notes Archive - Pen Computing's Archive
Newted Community
This Old Newt
Misc Sites:
I
I
I
MP120, 130, and 2000 Circuit Board Pictures
PDA Groove - PDA Buyers Guide
Active Buyer's Guide to PDAs

 

Accessories

Cases:
Curtis Cases
E&B Cases
Wonder Bag
Marware
Nutshell Tote Systems - Tuff as nuts cases
PDA Concepts
Sumdex - Leather cases

Do-it-Yourself Cases:
  http://www-act.ucsd.edu/staff/rcruz/newton.html

Hardware
MP2000 Accelerator Board [German]
Enfour - Japanese Newton Products
Sun Remarketing - Buy replacement parts for your Newton

Misc
V.S. Protective Shield tm - Screen protectors
Rotring
PDA Panache
Autopoint Stylus+
StylusCentral - Stylus Store

People Behind Their Newtons

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