eMate 300 or MessagePad 2100??

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Plymouthbreezer, Nov 26, 2005.

  1. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

    Plymouthbreezer

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    Hi all,

    So for Christmas, I want a Newton. But, I can't decide what one is better, the eMate 300 or MessagePad 2100. I primarily need it for note taking for scouts, student council and other activities, and keeping things in order. I know the eMate is much larger, but it does have a keyboard, where the MessagePad doesn't.

    Any suggestions??


    Here's the eMate I'd try for:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Apple-Newton-eM...ryZ80075QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    And the MessagePad:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Apple-Newton-Me...832604532QQcategoryZ38331QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
     
  2. stevep macrumors 6502a

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    Good as the eMate is (I used to have one) I think you'd be better off with a Message Pad. A friend of mine used to use a collapsible keyboard with his pda, and maybe you can still get one that's compatible with a Message Pad.
    Have a look on the Apple Collectors section - there a quite a few posts about Newtons, and a load of useful links.
     
  3. stevep macrumors 6502a

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  4. Plymouthbreezer thread starter macrumors 601

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  5. jonomo macrumors regular

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    I use to have a messagepad 2100 in 1998 or so... it was useful then, but its quite antequated now... but it was WAY ahead of its time.. i wish they made those again.... i would totally grab one... but i just get a more modernized PDA... whats in the market these days? and which ones are compatible with Mac?
     
  6. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I tried both of them when they were new and at that time, I would have suggested the 2100, but at this point, I would suggest a Palm TX and the wireless keyboard.
     

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