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The MessagePad 2100 was a touchscreen mobile device that was released by Apple Computer as the final model of its MessagePad tablet computer line.

Release[]

The MessagePad 2100 was announced on October 20, 1997 and shipped on November 7.[1] It was discontinued only a few months later on February 27, 1998 along with the rest of the Newton platform.[2]

Features[]

The MessagePad 2100 utilized the form factor of the MessagePad 2000 with the same model number and 162 MHz StrongARM 110 processor. However, it contained 4 MB of dynamic RAM, a four-fold increase over its predecessor. An additional 4 MB of flash memory was built-in for storage, which could be expanded through the two PCMCIA slots. The 480 x 320 LCD display supported 16 shades of gray and included electroluminscent backlighting. The 2100 was also the only MessagePad model to be branded "Newton Technology" from Newton, Inc., a short-lived subsidiary of Apple which was soon re-absorbed and shut down.[2][3]

References[]

  1. Apple's New MessagePad 2100 Offers Enhanced Performance For Today's Mobile, Information-Centric Users, Apple Computer. 1997-10-20. Archived 1998-02-04.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Luckie, Douglas. MessagePad 2100/2000 with OS 2.1. Michigan State University. Archived from the original on 2014-03-23.
  3. Why did Apple kill the Newton? by David MacNeill, Pen Computing Magazine. 1998-06.

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