PALM 3XE PDA
Mar 9, 2004
Review by journoscum
Rated a Very Helpful Review
Pros:a Palm , 8 Meg memory , solid build ,dependable, great s/h buy
Cons:no USB, eats batteries , no internal rechargeable battery, unexiting design, oldish now
The Bottom Line: Highly recommended as a good dependable reliable cheap s/h buy. 8 meg memory ample for most people. A palm - nuff said
Tons of good free software availble
[will write fuller review later]
Recommend this product?
Great dependable organiser with ample 8Mb of memory and Speedball 16 Mhz processor. Good clear sharp screen. Solid build
Bit long in the tooth now, but a good s/h buy on eBay etc
Eats batteries, so worth getting rechargeables
No USB hot synch, slowish on serial but but OK
Not the coolest styling but OK
Does what you would expect a B/W Palm to do
Tons of great free applications available on the net and magazine cover disks
I have a genuine 'Palm Glove' case which is made by a wet-suit company apparently - and looks as if it was - bulky
The book: 'How to do absolutely everything with your Palm hadheld' is highy recommended but try to get latest edtion as they keep updating it
I like Palms - I have 2 Palms and a Handspring and I definitely reckon that the Palm system is superior to Pocket Windows
Apparenly, when the Palm was designed in about 1997 iirc, Palm asked themselves: 'What can the hardware allow us to do in a handheld right ow?' They designed the Palm OS acccordingly
Apparently, when Microsoft designed the Windows CE OS at about the same time (which was 'rebadged' as Pocket Windows) they asked themselves instead: 'What will the hardware allow us to do at some time in the future?' They then designed Windows CE accordingly
The Palm OS is lean and mean and made good use of existing hardware
Windows CE was kludgy over-blown over-kill and got such a bad name, that Microsoft had to reinvent it as Pocket Windows
This all sounds rather remincent of the Windows v Linux
Pocket windows based machines are pretty good but are much more expensive than equivalent Palms which do most of what you want in a PDA
I personally think that the logic which says that you want a PDA to be a scaled down desktop, with all the same applications, is flawed, as most people don't, in fact
For those who do then use a Toshiba Portege sub notebook or something similar which uses proper full Windows
There is no way a 2 inch square screen can act as a scaled down 15 inch desktop monitor
Just my personal views, but that is why I will stay with Palm for the forseeable future
Amount Paid (US$): 180
Recommended for: Students - Stylish and a Best Value
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