Should I get a Newton?

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by barnett25, Jul 31, 2004.

  1. macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2004
    I am considering purchasing a Newton 2X00 and was looking for some advice from other newton owners.

    1. Is it fairly easy to set up wirless internet on a newton?

    2. Can the newton display regular web pages (like this one)?

    3. Given that I could purchase a new PDA for the same price as a used newton, what (if anything) is better about the newton?
  2. macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2002
    Boogie-Down Berlintown
    what exactly are you planning to do with it?

  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2004
    Well, I definately want to use it to keep my schedule, write down assignments and the occasional note or two. I would like to be able to wirelessly access my email and maybe play a few mp3s.
  4. macrumors 6502

    Forced Perfect

    Jul 2, 2004
    Toronto, Canada.
    Wireless is easy. Simply go to to download the driver for most wireless cards.

    The pages doesn't seem to be updated anymore, so I'm not sure about registering the driver. There could be other ones out there, too.

    You can surf on the 2x00's with little problem.

    But as far as I know, frames, any form of Java, JPEGs or anything else fancy won't work.

    GIFs will work, but are of course, drawn in grayscale.
  5. macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2004
    Here on My Mac(s) in my house in the USA!
    Yes, I have over 30 Newtons and over 18 types of New Newton Items, I bought one Newton 110 in 1999 and have bought and sold them ever since, great little (little or at least for then:). They are the Best I have some great collecters Newtons to and Use them on a day to day basis. Start out by buying a 1XX one (I.E. 100, 110, 120, or my faverite the 130). I have some with a Clear case and there very cool.

    Or for 2X00 you can get cheap wireless cards and do fun games and more, I don;t think the web pages will look like this though.
    Try some of the following:

    or my site

    Also Apple just Pannteted a PDA divice we can hope for a Newton:)

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