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Discussion in 'General' started by f U z ! o N, 27 Apr 2005.

  1. f U z ! o N

    f U z ! o N What's a Dremel?

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    whats the best PDA out there. i don't really know much about them. i want one with lots of RAM and the ability to connect to the internet.
     
  2. whypick1

    whypick1 The über-Pick

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    Need more info than that, that's for sure. Basically, the PDA camp boils down to Microsoft vs. Palm (yes, I know there's Symbian, but good luck getting your hands on one outside of Japan). The two have fairly different approaches to how the operating system works, which is very important because you're basically stuck with said OS, so you'd damn well better like it.

    I can only comment on my own experiences, which I've had with only my PDA, the HP iPAQ 4350. Sadly, it's been discontinued, which is a shame because the thing is quite awesome. Granted, it doesn't have VGA or native landscape modes, and for some people it may be a bit sparse on RAM (today's units, at least PocketPCs, come with 128MB RAM), but it has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a fully integrated thumboard. I really doubt that I'd get another PDA that didn't have one, because it's just so damn useful. The PocketPC OS (Windows Mobile 2003, newer modles have the SE version) has some niggles, such as horrid task management (the close button doens't actually close programs, have to go through a couple of menus to close programs), but freeware can take care of most shortcomings. Basically though, if you've used a Win9x/2k/XP machine, you can use WM2003 with minimal adjustment.
     
  3. the1maxim

    the1maxim What's a Dremel?

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    Dell Axim X50 for the versatility and the video processor. Just add a bigger memory card from a cheaper 3rd party and you're set. I have a 1GB card, and can encode about 3 DVD movies to it, or a junkload of music. Great for trips.

    # Microsoft® Windows MobileTM 2003 Second Edition operating system with Windows Media Player 10 Mobile
    # Powered by the Intel® XScaleTM PXA270 Processor at 624MHz
    # Brilliant 3.7" color TFT VGA display with 640x480 resolution
    # Integrated Intel® 2700G multimedia accelerator with 16MB video memory
    # Integrated 802.11b and BluetoothTM Wireless Technologies
    # Packed with 64MB SDRAM and 128MB Intel StrataFlash® ROM
    # Integrated CompactFlash Type II and Secure Digital / SDIO Now! / MMC card slots provide flexible expansion
    # VGA-Out Support with optional VGA Presentation Bundle
    # Removable Primary Battery with optional High Capacity Battery
    # 3.5mm Headphone / Headset Jack for Headsets to support VoIP and voice recognition applications
    # Built-in microphone and speaker for easy recording on the go
    # USB Cradle including Battery Charging Slot
     
  4. WireFrame

    WireFrame <b>PermaBanned</b>

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    xda2 tbh
     
  5. TheAnimus

    TheAnimus Banned

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    ipaq 5555 nice big screen + biometrics. (plus damn cheap, you can pick them up for 200 GBP).
     
  6. Bruno_me

    Bruno_me Fake-ad‎min

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    zaurus sl-c3000 <-the best tbh

    4GB hdd built in
    640x480
    wireless stuff buit in
    and best of all, it runs linux ;)
     
  7. SteveyG

    SteveyG Electromodder

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    I personally dislike the Dell PDA offerings.

    I have an iPaq with bluetooth and WLAN and it's excellent. iPaq 5555 as TheAnimus said is excellent, and available at a good price. :thumb:
     
  8. kickarse

    kickarse What's a Dremel?

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    and costs about 1g
     
  9. monkeyville

    monkeyville Evilish Monkey ++;

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    Is that the zaurus sl-c3000?
     
  10. the1maxim

    the1maxim What's a Dremel?

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    I would agree with you except for the X30 and X50.
     
  11. TheAnimus

    TheAnimus Banned

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    no wireless on the one i got to play with, piss poor battery life, no wireless conecitivity, because of the cost i was been stared at the whole time like i was going ot break it but worst of all X.... god damnit am i the only person in the world that loaths X windows?

    i mean okay on the sun lab, i see its place. on my desktop/pda **** RIGHT OFF!

    only redeaming feature is you can use landscape mode, its just SO GOD DAMN SLOW. I'd tell it how slow it was, if it wasn't for the fact it needed a socket to do so!?

    i thought i'd wasted my life before i installed linux on my pda, lord did that bring new meaning to it. The only consolidation i could get was that i hadn't wasted as much of my life as the guys who made it!

    once more. X sucks
     
  12. f U z ! o N

    f U z ! o N What's a Dremel?

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    whew that zarus one is $899 USD yeah right!!!! lol. i dont care if its windows or linux or w/e just good display and lots of ram and wireless capabilities
     
  13. Cheap Mod Wannabe

    Cheap Mod Wannabe What's a Dremel?

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    I would suggest Dell Axim X50 400-500$ for Wifi-Bluetooth, great CPU. And then you can get Skype for PPC, Skype OUT and call to whatever once you're on a hotspot.
     
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    star882 What's a Dremel?

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    How about Dell's X50v?
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    The 3D graphics are very impressive.
     
  15. Zephyr

    Zephyr Go V-Boy, Go!

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    the1maxim already suggested it, but here's another vote for it as well. Quite a nice little piece of hardware, I was rather impressed with the one I used :)
     
  16. Yo-DUH_87

    Yo-DUH_87 Who you calling tiny?

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    Loox 720 > * tbh :D

    /me is the proud owner of one of these beautiful devices

    www.firstloox.org ;)
     
  17. fev

    fev Industry Fallout

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    i had an x50v... fantastic bit of kit.... loved it but needed to flog it to fund my tablet pc needs.

    (Anyone got a tablet pc for sales or swaps?)
     

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