27 February 2011

Back in 1997...

...the Apple Newton eMate 300 was the epitome of cutting edge ultra-mobile computing:

ARM 710a RISC processor running at 25 MHz
8MB of ROM, 3MB of RAM (1MB of DRAM and 2MB of flash)

480 x 320 16-bit grayscale display (with backlight) and resistive touchscreen.

Keyboard with 76 keys.

IrDA infrared port, headphone port, Interconnect port, LocalTalk, audio in and out, Autodock and phone jack.

NIMH-rechargeable battery pack or external power. 28 hours battery life.

4 pounds, 12 inches long by 11 inches wide by 2.1 inches thick.

This one was inherited from my late younger Brother. For several years, this was his daily work machine as he pursued his journalism career. He replaced this machine with a PowerBook G3 Wallstreet, which did not survive in as good condition as his eMate did...


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