eMate 300


At A Glance

Sold exclusively to educational markets, the eMate 300 was a PDA based on the Newton platform. It used an ARM 710a RISC processor running at 25Mhz, had 8Mb ROM and 3Mb RAM. It had a 480 x 320 backlit grayscale screen, and used a folding clamshell style case that contained a keyboard. A stylus could also be used the same way it was used on a Newton. You can view the original specifications of the eMate 300 at the Apple site by clicking here.

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Original Specifications


  • Microprocessor:
    • 25-MHz ARM 710a RISC processor
  • Memory and Storage:
    • 3MB of RAM (1MB of DRAM and 2MB of flash memory); 8MB of ROM
    • PC Card slot for 5v (Flash Memory PC Cards (PCMCIA) Note: Also supports 12 volt memory cards as read only.)
  • Display:
    • 480- by 320-pixel gray-scale LCD with back-lighting; displays up to 16 shades of gray
  • Sound:
    • Built-in speaker and sound input/output ports
  • Expansion:
    • PC Card slot for Type I, Type II, or Type III PC Cards (PCMCIA)
    • Slots for upgrading software, operating system, and memory
  • Ports:
    • Built-in infrared (IrDA) port for wireless transfer of data at up to 115 kilobits per second within 3.3 feet (1 meter)
    • Serial port for connecting to printers and AppleTalk networks
    • Newton InterConnect serial port for LocalTalk and RS-232-compatible serial connections, modem, power input/output, sound input/output, and automatic docking to personal computers (cables not included).

  • Battery:
    • Up to 28 hours of continuous use without recharging, depending on usage
  • Security:
    • Security slot for locking (requires third-party cable)
    • Password security software
  • Keyboard:
    • Built-in keyboard with 76 (U.S.) or 77 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys and an integrated palm rest
  • Electrical requirements:
    • Line voltage: 100 to 220 volts AC
    • Frequency: 50 to 60 Hz
  • Environmental requirements:
    • Operating temperature: 41 to 95 deg. F (5 to 35 deg. C)
    • Storage temperature: 14 to 140 deg. F (-10 to 60 deg. C)
    • Relative humidity: 20% to 80% noncondensing
    • Operating altitude: 0 to 10,000 ft. (0 to 3,048 m)
    • Maximum storage altitude: 15,000 ft. (4,722 m)
  • Size and weight:
    • Dimensions: 12.0 by 11.4 by 2.1 inches (305 by 290 by 53 millimeters)
    • Weight: 4 pounds (1.8 kilograms)



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Wikipedia

For the Wikipedia entry on the eMate 300 click here.

APPLEMUSEUM

Here’s a great, super detailed overview of the eMate over the Apple Museum

applemuseum.com

Check out the eMate overview over at the Apple Museum.

msu.edu

Here’s a great overview of the eMate 300 with some great background from the educational market perspective.

Personal Computer Museum

Check out the eMate with some more video over at the Personal Computer Museum.
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