Purchasing experience and settling down with a Toshiba e355
What a month. Here's the nutshell, for no particular reason:
- decided that I needed a real tool for managing my time, something I could always have on me, but not a binder, voila, PDA. This was early September.
- decided on PPC, only based on a superficial impression that it's more robust, flexible, and mostly that I like the looks of the calendar more then Palm.
- blah blah blah - everything I look at sucks, Not one PDA combines what I would like at a good price point. Wait it out for the X3. I really wanted a small form factor, the X5 is indeed a brick!
- The X3 is big dissapointment. The iPaq 1935-1945 only has a 2.5mm jack, totally sqashing - in my opinion - all usefullness with audio (forget audible.com, and mp3s). Bluetooth is questionably useful and I don't want to pay for it. The 2210/2215 fits the bill nicely... at nearly 400 bucks. And honestly, the expensive PDAs seem more like glorified toys then like real tools. Also, generally the more money the larger the PDA.
Anyhoo I found the Toshiba at amazon for 180 bucks with a 20 dollar mail-in rebate, and I even had a 30 dollar gift certificate laying around.
At this price, 130, I care far less about many things. I have my essential tool. But! I still have 64 MB of RAM (only 16 MB of ROM), I still have a SDIO expansion slot, and I still have a 300Mhz Intel processor. It comes with a cradle to boot.
Apologies for the long post, it just feels like I dropped a heavy backpack.