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Apple eMate 300

Material:
translucent plastic
Processor:
ARM 710a at 25 MHz
Operating System:
NewtonOS
Company:
Apple Computers Inc
Memory:
8 MB of ROM and 3 MB of RAM (2MB of Flash Memory)
Price:
$800.00
Year:
1997
The Apple eMate 300 was a personal digital assistant designed for the education market as a low-cost laptop running the Newton OS. The eMate was introduced March 7, 1997 for US$799.99 and was discontinued along with the Apple Newton product line and its operating system on February 27, 1998.

Its features included a 6.8 inch 480 x 320 resolution 16-shade gray-scale display with a back light, stylus pen, and a full sized keyboard. The eMate had a 25 MHz ARM 710a processor, 8 MB of ROM, 3 MB of RAM (1MB of DRAM, 2 MB of Flash Memory for user storage), a PCMCIA slot, IrDA-beaming capabilities, and a Newton InterConnect port for multiple connectivity options.

Power came from built-in rechargeable batteries, which lasted up to 28 hours on full charge. And all these features fit inside its translucent aquamarine and black "clam-shell" portable case that resembled a traditional laptop rather than a handheld. The eMate's design eventually influenced the first iBook series.