While there were probably over a half a dozen
different versions of "Newtons" (actually, the machine
is called a Message Pad) over the years, there is
really no reason not to go with the latest! Or if you
can't find one you can afford (as if) get the second
to the latest! Of course, I'm talking about the MP2100
and the MP2000, respectivly. The MP2000 is fine for
average use, but for serious play, you will want the
MP2100 with more memory and heap! But, you can always
get the MP2000 upgraded to a MP2100 (there are several
on this list who would do it for you) and your MP2000
is essentially an MP2100!
If you absolutly positivly need to have a built in
keyboard (why? I can't even guess because the HWR for
the newt is flawless...well, close to it...in
recognizing average writing) you should look into the
eMate...the main disadvantage is it's slower and has
less memory...and the memory upgrades for these things
are next to impossible to find...I heard the term
"hen's teeth" bandied about on this list!
Keep in mind though, these things are addictive!
You'll end up spending money you didn't anticipate!
(ser-001, screen protectors and speed upgrades come to
mind!) and quite unlike any other PDA out there, you
will have no qualms spending the money for the
"necessities" you Newt will need. I've been playing
with an iPaq for the last week or so and I can't even
begin to justify spending money on it...what's the
point? It will never be usefull so once I play with
it, I'll sell it! But I'm sure that ooW will
admit...selling a Newt is like selling your
children...you can only do it if you're stressed
beyond recognition or just plain crazy (appologies to
those on the list who are forced into selling their
Newts due to unseen circumstances...momentary lack of
sanity I suppose!)
--- mouse1701 <mouse1701_at_sympatico.ca> wrote:
> is there a faq which lists the newtons in order of
> model released and
> software included?..i wanna get a newt..but dont
> know what i should be
> looking for..or what would be the best value for the
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