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I finally own a MP 2100

madmax_2069

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I finally was able to buy a newton MP 2100 after all this time.

i only paid $37.99 for it

paid $19 for the power cord ( yes its a offical 9w newton power cord)

and paid $12 for the windows PC to newton interconnect cable

and i bought a lucent wavelan silver card from ebay for $14 shipped

for a total of $82.99

here are some pics of it

here is the top half ( note the ghost from the cam on the newtons display)

http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/8343/tophalfoh4.jpg

here is the bottom of it

http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/3033/bottomtq1.jpg

here is the only scuff on the screen

http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/295/normalusescuffkn0.jpg

the scuff isnt bad, you cant see it unless the light hits it just right. sorry the pic's are not of high quality but if you can see the case is in great shape. there is only one ware mark on the case and that is on the bottom right on the side of the case.

but other than that its in awesome shape. it dont suffer from jaggies. the back light works great.

i have a IBM PCMCIA data/fax/voice modem v.34 33.6Kbps/14.4 with xjack connector i found along time ago.

i am very happy with it.

in a day or so my wavelan card will be showing up in the mail.

i just cant wait.

i made my P1 a newton data center. to store all of the newton software onto.

i have a few styluses for it from a DS to use with it i got free from a friend that didn't like them cause they was to big.

here is what they are

http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/418KvJuhiLL._AA280_.jpg

they work quite well for the newton plus they have a good feel to them. they are not to small and not to big. feels a bit bigger than a standard click pen. makes it easy to write with.

the only few things i need to buy is a CF card and the CF to PCMCIA adapter and install the ATA driver. i seen a 1gb size CF that works with the ata driver. and the screen cover. and a screen protector from nushield or get the anti glare one for $5.50 from gem to keep the screen from being scratched.

http://www.gementerprises.com/newton.htm they are on the second page.

i might buy a few more odds and ends for it later down the road for it.

 

Kami

Well-known member
Congrats on getting a 2100. You're really going to enjoy using one.

I think that the only thing that you are missing is a keyboard.

 

madmax_2069

Well-known member
i got use to stylus writing. and using the software keyboard.

i just need to know what good web browsers to use for it. i am going to be getting a sandisk 1gb CF and a CF to PCMCIA adapter so i can store allot of info on it.

i am also looking into getting a serial GPS mouse to use for it for traveling info.i have a few i am watching on ebay that support the correct protocol. one is like $30 shipped. and one is like $50 shipped. but both are serial GPS mouse.

it sucks the only irc program for the newton is a 14 day trial and no way to buy it to unlock it. there is allot of software that way.

i wish i knew how to program or i would make one.

 

madmax_2069

Well-known member
yea i am going to try newtscape first, i have herd of a few good things about it from other sites.

i just want something that can go to forums and such. and can view jpg's

i am not expecting to much from these browsers. but i am looking for the more capable one.

which i think newtscape could be the one.

i wonder what all needs to be installed for newtscape to get all its features. cause so far i dont see any document on what needs to be installed.

 

madmax_2069

Well-known member
I am using Newtscape now to write this, It is rather cool. Its allot easyer than I was thinking It was going to be, Its just a bit weird

Posting in forums with the newt does take Longer To do, but I can enjoy doing this.

 

equant

Well-known member
Congrats. Good to see Newtscape working for you. I still haven't gotten my 2100. I got an eMate new, but still waiting for the 2100. Some day.

re: trial software; yeah, the Newton community collapsed over night and it left a lot of software abandoned as developers walked away. It's depressing to think about.

 

macgreg

Well-known member
I am using Newtscape now to write this, It is rather cool. Its allot easyer than I was thinking It was going to be, Its just a bit weird
Posting in forums with the newt does take Longer To do, but I can enjoy doing this.
Congrats - sounds cool. Does Newtscape allow you to type the URL in using an on-screen keyboard or does it require you to "write" it (like Courier seems to)?

Where did you get Newtscape from and did you find any docs on how to install it?

Cheers!

 

madmax_2069

Well-known member
I am using Newtscape now to write this, It is rather cool. Its allot easyer than I was thinking It was going to be, Its just a bit weird
Posting in forums with the newt does take Longer To do, but I can enjoy doing this.
Congrats - sounds cool. Does Newtscape allow you to type the URL in using an on-screen keyboard or does it require you to "write" it (like Courier seems to)?

Where did you get Newtscape from and did you find any docs on how to install it?

Cheers!
it allows both the soft keyboard, and writing.

i got newtscape (unregistered) from UNNA archive, i also downloaded the torrent for the archive. it took a wile to download all 1.7gb of newton software and Mac/PC newton connect utility's and developer tools.

there is like around of 800kb of space required to install newtscape and the plugins for it.

i will prolly just get 2 24mb linear flash cards for storage. i am going to get a GPS serial mouse for it to do GPS navigation with it.

 
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