Newton Glossary

An almost definitive guide to Newton-related terms and trivia.

Runt

The code name of the ASIC chipset used in older Newton devices, including the Original MessagePad, MessagePad 100, and Sharp ExpertPad. Runt supported hardware functions such as memory management and a real time clock, as well as display, audio, PCMCIA, and infrared interfaces.

Rumoured to have been called “Runt” because of the relatively compact form factor of the original Newton.

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