Re: [NTLK] The "Right" Newton

From: Sushi (
Date: Sat Mar 23 2002 - 15:17:42 EST

>On 3/24/02 @ 4:58, Eric L. Strobel wrote:
>You don't write in area, you write in a line, so 2x
>pixels isn't all that meaningful.

Okay, I'm weird. I write where ever there is room. I don't write in a
line on my Newt when entering sentences. Seems to work well for me.
Compared to before when I did write in a line and would run out of space
at the end of the line.

>Besides, it's the physical size of the display that
>counts. That's why the Palm is so absurd, even the
>Newt is below the physical size of what most folk
>will feel comfortable writing *extensively* on.

In that case, I would respectfully disagree with you on the size thing.
To me the 2K Newts are much bigger than the pre 2K versions. While their
displays are not twice as big physically, a small increase in area makes
a big difference.

>There's a reason why paper comes in the sizes it does.


That is why I would love to have a letter sized Newt, and one half that

>So, I still maintain that for extensive notetaking,
>a keyboard is pretty much mandatory. And that for taking
>down just a few key points, the HWR on the 130 is adequate.

Yes, a keyboard does come in handy at times.

However, I completely disagree with you on the notetaking point. I
routinely write extensively on my Newt 2K. But I never could on a 130.
It felt too small to me, just like the Palm and Pocket PC devices do in
that regard.

>You get the 2x00 when you can because of all the OTHER
>things it does so well. The faster HWR is then a nice

Yes, the 2K models offer some other nice benefits for sure. Expecially
if you want to use a modem, cell phone, Ethernet card, or do card to card

And yes, the much faster HWR is a nice bonus.

IMHO, these days with the reduced prices of the 2K models, it pays to get
one from the get go if you can afford it. The 130 is a nice Newt for
sure. But the 2K especially the 2100 gives you so much more.


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