Alphasmart NEO | Portable Keyboard


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The Alphasmart NEO from Renaissance Learning is an easy to use, lightweight, and affordable portable keyboard that is designed to provide a wide range of computing capability on its own, and to integrate effortlessly with desktop and laptop computers. Like the popular AlphaSmart 3000, NEO offers a full-sized keyboard and extraordinary battery life, but adds a 50% larger display and twice as much memory. NEO is an ideal solution for maximizing classroom computer resources.


Designed with students in mind. NEO is a rugged and lightweight learning tool that can be used anywhere, with 700 hours or more of operation on 3 AA alkaline batteries. Instant on/off and autosave eliminate start-up delays and accidental data loss.

Affordable and expandable. NEO offers the lowest cost of ownership compared to other computing technology. The large screen and new font technology display up to twice as much text as the AlphaSmart 3000. Students can save hundreds of pages of text with room for SmartApplets — software programs extending classroom versatility.

Screen Shots

The NEO provides a range of display fonts:

Product Details

NEO Includes:

  • Three AA batteries
  • USB cable
  • AlphaSmart Manager software
  • AlphaWord Plus and Calculator SmartApplets
  • Keywords (keyboarding) and AlphaQuiz (quiz creation) Applets
  • User’s guide

AlphaWord Plus, a full-featured word processor that provides:

  • Eight active file spaces for one-key file access
  • Named files for convenient file management
  • Spell-Checking and Thesaurus
  • User dictionary for adding additional words and terms
  • Linked files for rubrics, homework instructions, or reference materials
  • Find/replace and word count
  • Spanish-English word lookup
  • Built-in help system for quick access to command reference

Compatibility: NEO is compatible with Macintosh and Windows computers.

Keyboard: Supports QWERTY, Dvorak, Left and Right Handed layouts.


Weight: 2.0 lbs. (.91 kg)
Height: 1.75 in. (4.5 cm)
Width: 12.4 in. (31.5 cm)
Depth: 9.75 in. (24.7 cm)

Display: 5.75″ x 1.5″ LCD screen can be configured to display two, three, four, five, or six lines of text per screen in AlphaWord Plus word processor.

Storage Capacity: 2 MB of software (SmartApplet) storage, and 512 KB of data storage to hold hundreds of pages of single-spaced text.


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