Re: [NTLK] The "Right" Newton

From: Jesse Garnier (
Date: Fri Mar 22 2002 - 01:04:39 EST

Jeff Abbott wrote not long ago (3/21/02 9:48 PM):

> I haven't yet purchased a Newton, but have been very impressed with the
> knowledge on this group. I'm a writer and am thinking of getting a
> Newton for the following daily chores:
> --calendar
> --contacts
> --to do lists
> --note taking (probably the heaviest use)/brainstorming
> --connecting to both a PC and a Mac
> My question, which I couldn't find addressed on the FAQ, is whether I
> can get by at that usage level with an MP 130 or if I should go the
> 2000/2100 route. I realize a decision like this is very personal, but
> there's still a good price gap between the models.
> If I'm not checking email, surfing the web, etc. do I need the power of
> the 2100? Are MP 130 accessories/parts far scarcer than those for
> 2100s? Opinions appreciated.

Thanks for your message.

Buy a 2100 and don't look back. They're really two different worlds, even
for basic operations. You'll always appreciate the extra power and speed.

I've worked as a reporter and note-taking had been my Newton's principal use
up until recently (with the absolute explosion of incredibly useful stuff).
I don't use recognized handwriting, just freehand. When scrolling and
erasing large areas... The performance difference is significant.

And if you're doing handwriting... nolo contendere.



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