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Old 10-16-2005, 12:10 AM
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Default X50V or X51V

I currently have an ipaq2210, and have decided I'd like to upgrade. I'm not sure what the smarter thing to do is, get the refurb X50v for 339.00 from dell outlet, or get a new X51v for 389.00. I have software now, that I would like to continue using, and I'm a little worried about the power button problem on the X51v's. The Pro being more memory! Any Advice?
 
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Old 10-16-2005, 01:27 AM
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What software do you want to continue to use? You should check out this: http://www.aximsite.com/boards/showthread.php?t=98578 and http://www.wm5fixsite.com/

As for the power button problem, I don't think it is very common. Besides, Dell is good at getting ROM updates out quickly. Anyway, you should get x51v if the above things work out for you.

Just a thought, you can get x51v for $305 NOW. So act quickly. :wink: http://www.slickdeals.net/#p6602

hope this helps.
 
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Old 10-16-2005, 03:00 AM
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I second the vote for the X51v. It really isn't all that different to the X50v - besides the extra ROM and Windows Mobile 5.0 by default (though X50v's will be upgradeable to the new OS sometime this month), it's roughly the same.

If you were an existing owner of an X50v, I would ask you to stick with it since there aren't really any compelling reasons to move from an X50v to an X51v. However, since you're a first-time buyer of an Axim, I'd suggest going straight for the X51v. As for software issues, a vast majority of applications are now compatible with Windows Mobile 5.0, and in cases where they aren't, a lot of companies and standalone developers are working double-time to ensure they will be (unless the software you use is extremely obscure). Patrick's links are worth visiting.
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Old 10-16-2005, 03:28 AM
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Another worry that I have is 802.11b vs 802.11g. Does either of these units support WPA encryption? I only ask because our internet guy locks everything with G, and I can't access it with my ambicom B card. I've also read about the battery life of the Dells' am and wondering how long the unit will last between charges.
 
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Old 10-16-2005, 03:33 AM
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Another worry that I have is 802.11b vs 802.11g. Does either of these units support WPA encryption? I only ask because our internet guy locks everything with G, and I can't access it with my ambicom B card. I've also read about the battery life of the Dells' am and wondering how long the unit will last between charges.
I don't really know anything about thw wireless, but I believe x50v supports WPA. Also, the battery life is quite good with WM 5. Lasts around 3-4 hours. :wink:
 
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Old 10-16-2005, 03:44 AM
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Another worry that I have is 802.11b vs 802.11g. Does either of these units support WPA encryption? I only ask because our internet guy locks everything with G, and I can't access it with my ambicom B card.
Neither of the two devices feature 802.11g. Instead, it has 802.11b. WPA encryption is supported in both.
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Old 10-16-2005, 05:04 AM
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There are 2 reasons I ask... The first is that I don't wan't to get burned like I did with the 2215, the next is I don't want to be lacking in wifi when everything is moving towards 802.11g anyway..... the pocket loox N series is already moving that way.
 
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Old 10-16-2005, 05:20 AM
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There are 2 reasons I ask... The first is that I don't wan't to get burned like I did with the 2215, the next is I don't want to be lacking in wifi when everything is moving towards 802.11g anyway..... the pocket loox N series is already moving that way.
Welcome to the world of technology. Today's device is tomorrow's paperweight, and it will always remain that way. We'll always be playing catch-up.

Having said that, Dell has a much better track record than HP when it comes to updates and all. I'm adamant that you will value a brand new X51v more than you will an hx4700, but that's purely subjective. While 802.11g might be the wireless standard to get these days, I'd question how much you would use it. In most cases than not, your internet won't feel any faster. The most you'd gain out of 11g would be faster file transfers, and I've still yet to check up on this, but the Windows Mobile 5.0 OS might still have a bottleneck on data speeds.
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Old 10-16-2005, 05:50 AM
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The most you'd gain out of 11g would be faster file transfers, and I've still yet to check up on this, but the Windows Mobile 5.0 OS might still have a bottleneck on data speeds.
I haven't tested this of course, but I'm 99% sure that no Pocket PC can sustain throughput of 1.38 MB/s, which is what the theoretical maximum of 802.11b is. So the jump to G is largely meaningless from a speed perspective.
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Old 10-16-2005, 02:05 PM
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After looking through the links of working software, I'm a little disapointed! I see quite a few programs I use not listed as working especially chapura pocket mirror. Looks like I if I get the X51v, I may not want to get rid of the ipaq for awhile!
 
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