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Old 10-05-2005, 09:00 AM
Jonathon Watkins
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Default iPAQ Review Roundup

A fair few folks have had time to play with the new slew of iPAQs on the market. If you're considering the rx1950, you can find reviews at <a href="http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1863393,00.asp?kc=PCRSS02129TX1K0000530">PC Mag</a>, <a href="http://davesipaq.com/articles/iPAQ_HP_Microsoft_Mobile%205_rx1950.html">Dave's iPAQ</a> and <a href="http://reviews.cnet.com/HP_iPaq_rx1950/4505-3127_7-31516364.html?tag=pdtl-list">CNET</a>. If the hx2490 is more your cup of tea, then browse on down to <a href="http://www.mobiletechreview.com/ipaq-hx2490.htm"> MobileTechReview</a> who have had a look at the beastie. Finally, the hx2795 is reviewed at <a href="http://davesipaq.com/articles/iPAQ_HP_hx2795_review.html">Dave's iPAQ</a> and the hx2790 is checked out at <a href="http://reviews.cnet.com/HP_iPaq_hx2790/4505-3127_7-31516363.html?tag=pdtl-list">CNET</a>. <br />Would someone please wake me up when a decent iPAQ appears on the scene. :sleeping: Thanks. :wink:
 
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Old 10-05-2005, 12:53 PM
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I can't believe they cut the RAM from 128 MB to 64 MB on the 2790. The 128 MB of RAM was IMO the one big plus this series iPaq had on the 4700 series. I know WM 5 is supposed to run fine on 64 MB RAM, but it seems like you end up with an anemic 34 MB after everything is loaded and you only start with 56 MB (where's the 64?). Yeah they give you a measly 64 MB more ROM (compare that to the Dell x51v which added 128 MB ROM to the x50v) but with dual expansion slots I count ROM in terms of GB not MB anyway - I'd rather have the RAM. I think I'd rather buy the 128 MB RAM 2750 + an upgrade CD than the 64 MB RAM 2790. I know more RAM means shorter battery life (especially when the device is asleep) but for me the main point of WM 5 is being able to run your battery dead without having to worry about your data any more.
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Old 10-05-2005, 01:46 PM
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Being a Dell X50v owner I am currently this attracted ukeface: by HP's mentality and the PDA's they are producing...it's like they lost all sence off innovation and customer satisfaction :!:

Note: this may be hard words coming from someone who has never owned a HP PDA, but if you own a HP PDA and think I've got it all wrong please feel free to tell me what I'm failing to see...
 
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Old 10-05-2005, 02:10 PM
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yeah, I came up throught the PPC ranks with a Casio E11..E105 etc to a Compaq ipaq 3600 series.. HP took over well.. the 1945/2200/4150 series.. and nwo - the lack of f@rkin upgrades on some of the devices is annoying me.

I was eyeing up a dell but battery life was an issue with the x50v..

Would be nice to throw tomatoes at these guys..
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Old 10-05-2005, 02:11 PM
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Being a Dell X50v owner I am currently this attracted ukeface: by HP's mentality and the PDA's they are producing...it's like they lost all sence off innovation and customer satisfaction :!:

Note: this may be hard words coming from someone who has never owned a HP PDA, but if you own a HP PDA and think I've got it all wrong please feel free to tell me what I'm failing to see...
As a loyal HP customer, sitting here with a iPAQ hx4700 (my 5th iPAQ by now), i find your statement perfectly appropriate. It looks like HP are searching for a ways to kill the PDA market. Im willing to bet that the one who said "the PDA is dead" in some way or another is connected to HP.
More than once lately (the last year) i have observed Hewlett Packard have "invented" strange buisness decisions regarding their PDA line. Right now they are doing everything right.....if their goal is to lose customers fast.
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Old 10-05-2005, 04:42 PM
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Default Re: iPAQ Review Roundup

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Would someone please wake me up when a decent iPAQ appears on the scene. :sleeping: Thanks. :wink:
Count me in. :sleeping:
 
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Old 10-05-2005, 05:26 PM
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Word, what's really good with HP nowadays? Once considered the innovators of the PDA market, they're now desperately trying to find ways to be like the other guy, with no innovation whatsoever.

Talk about a fall from grace. :roll:
 
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Old 10-06-2005, 12:04 AM
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Do you guys think that this is because Dell is putting so much price pressure on HP?
 
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Old 10-06-2005, 03:58 AM
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Do you guys think that this is because Dell is putting so much price pressure on HP?
I think it's because HP fail to gauge just how important consumer response and consumer support is. If they could value these two points, they'd be up there with Dell et al.
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Old 10-06-2005, 05:40 AM
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I'm sticking with my 4150 and passing on this round of wm5 devices. It does everything I need in such a slim case. I've never seen a device with a VGA screen, so I don't know what I'm missing, if there is. HP seems to have no direction at the moment.
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