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Old 12-20-2004, 01:32 PM
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Default Comparative (screen) tests of VGA PDA's

The quality (color saturation, neutral white balance etc.) is very important with PDA screens because PDA's are excellent candidates for digital photo wallets. A digital photo wallet, however, is of no real use when the screen isn't able to reproduce some (or most) colors as well as the original. This is why I've started this thread: let's compare the screen quality of the available PDA's. Let's stick to VGA Pocket PC's, however, because QVGA machines are last year's snow.

Some links for a quick start with some comparison pictures (bold is used to denote VGA machines)):

http://menneisyys.freeweb.hu/SCREENQUALITY : PL720 vs Z|71 vs 2210 vs 3660 vs Casio E-125
http://www.firstloox.org/forums/show...p;postcount=14 : PL720 vs x50v vs 4150
http://menneisyys.freeweb.hu/VSHX4700 PL720 vs hx4700 vs Z|71 vs Casio E-125

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Old 12-20-2004, 01:47 PM
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BTW, the iPAQ hx4700 uses exactly the same screen tech as the F-S Pocket Loox 720 - this becomes clear if you read the third linked article.
 
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Old 12-20-2004, 09:40 PM
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So for the 3 VGA screens, you would say the Loox and hp4700 are the same, and the Dell much worse?

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Old 12-21-2004, 12:50 AM
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Yeah looks like it, the Dell really sucks.
 
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Old 12-21-2004, 02:01 AM
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I'm evaluating an Axim X50v at work. Compared side-by-side with my own hx4700, the Dell's display is quite washed out. However, if I didn't have an hx4700 to compare it with, the Axim's LCD would be great! The VGA resolution is very nice, the display is extremely sharp and easy to read, and colors -- though washed out and somewhat faded -- are fairly accurate.

It's not in the same league as the hx4700, but I certainly do not feel it's fair to say the X50v's LCD "sucks."
 
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Old 12-21-2004, 04:07 AM
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Well you have to compare it to other high res devices and if you do that the Dell really does suck.
Its the worst VGA screen out there.
 
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Old 12-21-2004, 07:06 AM
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The hx4700 screen really is awesome. This was almost the only reason I bought one (the device is extremely fast too).
 
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Old 12-21-2004, 08:59 AM
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So for the 3 VGA screens, you would say the Loox and hp4700 are the same, and the Dell much worse?

Surur
Yes. The Dell has a screen with the same color fidelity as the iPAQ 1930/1940/4150/4350 - that is, not a particularly good one, but still tolerable.
 
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Old 12-21-2004, 12:33 PM
Andy Whiteford
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Menneisyys
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Originally Posted by Surur
So for the 3 VGA screens, you would say the Loox and hp4700 are the same, and the Dell much worse?

Surur
Yes. The Dell has a screen with the same color fidelity as the iPAQ 1930/1940/4150/4350 - that is, not a particularly good one, but still tolerable.

??? Those ipaqs you have listed have great screens, not the best out there but still very good with the angled yellow whites the only real markdown. I think the h2210 was a little more washed out and I realise this is a subjective thing but lets try and be a little more fair and neutral with regards to your words on different devices.
 
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Old 12-21-2004, 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Surur
So for the 3 VGA screens, you would say the Loox and hp4700 are the same, and the Dell much worse?

Surur
Yes. The Dell has a screen with the same color fidelity as the iPAQ 1930/1940/4150/4350 - that is, not a particularly good one, but still tolerable.

??? Those ipaqs you have listed have great screens, not the best out there but still very good with the angled yellow whites the only real markdown. I think the h2210 was a little more washed out and I realise this is a subjective thing but lets try and be a little more fair and neutral with regards to your words on different devices.
Yeah, this is why I've used the word "tolerable", meaning "you don't need to sell this PPC just because of its screen in order to upgrade to something else" (upgrading to a new model almost always incurs some $$$ loss). However, before buying (upgrading is a costly process), quality differences like these are very important deciding factors.

Sorry if it came through wrong (take into account my non-English mother tongue).

As for the 4150's color reproduction, it's indeed clearly worse than that of the PL 720 / hx4700 / PalmOne / iPAQ 1910 (see e.g. the above-linked http://www.firstloox.org/forums/show...p;postcount=14 ). It's just a matter of taste if you call the color quality of it "tolerable" (strictly in the above, "don't sell it!"-meaning) or "not the best" IMHO
 
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