The Apple Core: Newton MessagePad beats Samsung UMPC

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Date: Friday, July 28th, 2006, 08:00
Category: The Apple Core

newton-v-umpc.jpgWhile it’s admittedly unscientific I found it very amusing that a 10-year old Newton MessagePad 2000 beat a brand spankin’ new Samsung Q1 UMPC in a head-to-head battle over at CNet UK.
You can read all of the details for yourself, but the main reason why the Newton MP2k kicked the Q1′s butt is battery life. The Newton gets 30 hours of run time from a pair of AA batteries while the Q1 gets a paltry 2.5 hours of run time on a proprietary battery back.
Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.


newton-v-umpc.jpgWhile it’s admittedly unscientific I found it very amusing that a 10-year old Newton MessagePad 2000 beat a brand spankin’ new Samsung Q1 UMPC in a head-to-head battle over at CNet UK.
You can read all of the details for yourself, but the main reason why the Newton MP2k kicked the Q1′s butt is battery life. The Newton gets 30 hours of run time from a pair of AA batteries while the Q1 gets a paltry 2.5 hours of run time on a proprietary battery back.
Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.

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