I've got a few Newtons...

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by Cam42, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. Cam42 macrumors member

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    A message pad 100, and a 110.
    Anybody else have one? What could I get out of them if I sold them? The 100 works perfectly, but the 110 does not.
     
  2. WardC macrumors 68030

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    I have three ultra-rare CLEAR Newton 110 Developer's prototype models, but I am waiting for the right time to sell them. Two of them come in their original boxes.
     
  3. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    Unlike prototype Macs, Apple sold clear 110s as a release model to the public. I used to play with them at CompUSA back in the day. Doesn't mean they're not rare, but in the case of the MessagePad 110, clear doesn't necessarily mean it's a prototype.

    Or are yours marked prototypes in addition to them being clear?
     
  4. Hrududu macrumors 68020

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    I've got a MP100, and MP2000 that I still carry with me sometimes, and a MP2100 that has a screen that won't properly respond to input. Unfortunately, I don't think you'd get much for yours. Maybe $30 each?
     
  5. R94N macrumors 68020

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    Keep them. Surely as they get older, they'll become more rare and hopefully become more expensive?
     
  6. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    Regardless, one nice thing about holding onto Newtons is they don't take up much space!
     
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    Remember me if you want to sell one of them sometime!! :D

    http://www.newton-collection.co.uk/
     
  9. R94N macrumors 68020

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    Definitely :) Although it's a bit newer I'm going to hang onto my still-working PS1 for a while....
     
  10. macquariumguy macrumors 6502a

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    I've got a MP100, complete with all box, diskettes, manuals, modem and of course it works perfectly. Based on what I've seen, I'd be lucky to get $100 for it. I think I'll hang on to it for another 10 years and see where the market is then.
     
  11. Cam42 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, I wasn't expecting much. There doesn't seem to be anyone that wants them.
     
  12. gkarris macrumors 604

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    I paid $125 for a NIB (new-in-box) MP120 years back.

    I think as the Newton is re-incarnated as the rumored 7" iPad - interests for these old-timers will increase... ;)

    (LOL - the new iPad collectors form...)

    Definitely hold onto them, especially if they are CIB (Complete-In-Box)
     
  13. WardC macrumors 68030

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    I really think these Clear ones could demand a premium and go up in price if I hold on to them. I bought them all on eBay in seperate auctions over a period of 3 years, I would buy one whenever I saw one come up, I think I paid around $220 for two of them and about $315 for the other one. They are physically different though, the flip covers on them look different. I think one of them is a prototype and two of them are the clear special edition model.

    They are all Clear Newton Messagepad 110s. Here is a photo of one of them:

    [​IMG]
     
  14. R94N macrumors 68020

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    That looks cool :) Personally I liked those iMacs with the back bit that was see-through :D
     
  15. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    That looks nice.

    I currently have 2000 x 1 and 2100 x 3. Gave/Sold the others.

    I'll probably hang onto to these for quite a while.
     
  16. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    I'm getting my eMate 300 in a few more days, very excited! I kinda want to paint it hot pink, but that would destroy its value.
     
  17. billib macrumors member

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    I dug out my old Newton 110 and fired it up BUT
    can't remember the password. Is their any way
    to easily hack it? If not, how do I reset it so I
    can use it again? I suspect I'll lose all info but
    thats ok.

    THANKS!!!!!
     
  18. leigo macrumors newbie

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    hi,still have the 2100? I really want to buy them.

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    hi,still have the 2100? I really want to buy them.
    please contact me: leigo@live.cn
    We can trans by ebay.
    Many thanks.
     

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