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Dell X5

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  • Dell's raiding the Pocket PC pantry again with the Axim X5

    Dec 3, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Tons of features, great price.
    Cons: Size of the unit, Pocket PC OS.

    Summary: Well, Dell is expanding its markets... it was just a matter of time before Dell dove into the handheld market. No surprise that it sided with the Pocket PC OS since Dell has had a strong relationship with Microsoft and Intel. Yes, many of the parts ... read more

  • Its is a big PDA with a short life span.

    Jun 18, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Nice screen, good buttons, big screen.
    Cons: Too big and will break in two years and its a Dell!!!

    Summary: I bought one of these in 2003. I have been using it moderately over the course of the last two years. Currently, the interface between the stylus and the screen is starting to go. I predict the PDA will give up in about six more monthes. When I ... read more

  • I strongly recommend this pda!!!

    Aug 5, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: screen, compact flash port for memory expansion GPS modules wireless modules
    Cons: size and weight, the five way navigational pad is hard to use,

    Summary: I have own the dell axim X5 for ten months and I'm very satified with it. first of all this pda is the best value for the monney you can spend compare to other pocket pc from other brands such as toshiba or HP. for about $270, you get a solid pda with a ... read more

  • Power In Your Pocket

    Nov 12, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Price, expandability, design
    Cons: Weak IR beam, D-pad is not precise

    Summary: This is not going to be an in-depth, technical review of the Dell Axim X5, but rather my impressions as a user of this interesting device. I migrated to the Axim by way of a Palm IIIxe and then a Compaq Ipaq. I found the Palm to be extremely useful, b ... read more

  • Why not just buy a laptop?

    Nov 9, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Big color screen, multimedia
    Cons: weight and size

    Summary: I have to be honest here, I didn’t choose this product—my office purchased it for me. I have always used Palm products and have been very satisfied with them. But I had heard a lot about Pocket PC products and thought I would give it a try. So the main ... read more

  • I love this PDA!

    Sep 12, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Lots of features, dell service, great price, durable, easy to use
    Cons: I guess it could be a little smaller and lighter?

    Summary: I have NEVER owned a PDA before buying the Dell Axim. I was a little worried about whether I would use it or not. The last thing I wanted to do was buy a $400 paper weight. I made sure that I got a PDA with all the bells and whistles for both fun and ... read more

  • High performance low price pda for the masses

    Sep 8, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: CF and SD slot, 64 Ram/48 Rom, interchangeable main battery
    Cons: Bulkier/heavier than other pdas, Dell accessories expensive, no usb host capabilities.

    Summary: First of all let me note that epinions has their graphic reversed for the basic and advanced axim models. The basic axim doesn't come with a cradle unless it's ordered separately. Basic vs. Advanced: The axim basic has a slower cpu, less memory main ... read more

  • Bang for the buck winner.

    Sep 2, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Nice Screen. Great Price!
    Cons: Heavy, and a little buggy

    Summary: The AXIM came at the right price, and with enough bells and whistles to satisfy. The screen is very ... read more

  • Great Pda order it and if you don't like it you have 30 day refund

    Aug 27, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great PDA. Excellent customer support.Uses more than one type of memory card.
    Cons: Screen protector,case,stylus,extra batteries must be ordered from Dell.Screen protector

    Summary: My last pda was a Sony Clie that I returned. This one was the best deal for the buck.You get memory ... read more

  • Our Church Buddy

    Aug 26, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Small, full-color, easy to use!
    Cons: Needed to expand the memory to make it fast enough.

    Summary: This little hand-held PC has been wonderful. I initially bought it for my husband, but as soon as I ... read more

  • M-AXIMize your productivity with the power of X!

    Aug 22, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Memory, speed, Rubber side grips, general physical features and design are awesome.
    Cons: Speaker could be much better quality and offer more volume. Unit died within 14 months!!!

    Summary: The review below was written prior to the unit completely failing after only 14 months. Just outside of the warranty, and just as I began to depend on it daily for my business and personal scheduling. Result? I still stand by all that I wrote below... ... read more

  • I Carry My Computer in My Pocket!

    Aug 13, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A great bargain for powerful handheld computer
    Cons: Bulkier than the competition; no integrated wireless technology

    Summary: In the Fall of 2002, Dell entered the handheld computer industry with the introduction of two models ... read more

  • Avoid this nightmare

    Aug 8, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: The price is cheap if only you got a dependable unit.
    Cons: Undependable, poor customer service, return is a hassle, customer service non-existant.

    Summary: Do yourself a favor and buy from a local retailer who can exchange a defective unit. I am going to ... read more

  • Great deal for a great handheld!!!

    Aug 7, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Cheap, great color, easy picture viewing(CF card, SD card), battery endurance
    Cons: built in memory(lack thereof)

    Summary: This is a fine handheld computer for just about everybody, i think just about anybody could afford i ... read more

  • Very nice mini-machine

    Aug 6, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent Value. Fits well into your hand.Great support.
    Cons: Would be nice to have a flip over screen protector for travel like HP

    Summary: Had a 8385 Compaq go South due to screen problems and the repair was to be $185.00. Bought the Dell ... read more

  • Dell Axim 5's are a good choice for the money.

    Jul 29, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Nice look and feel, great amount of accessories, Windows Pocket O/S...
    Cons: Larger than X3 model. ActiveSync lack of customization.

    Summary: Dell has finally updated their product to work correctly, so I must update my evaluation to coincide with that. I find the product to be very usefull while working in a Microsoft environment as most PocketPC style PDA's are. It makes a lot of sense ... read more

  • A Tale of 2 PDAs...great device, lousy company

    Jul 26, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Screen, dual slots, ample RAM, excellent value for the price.
    Cons: Poor D-Pad design, Poor quality control, terrible customer support

    Summary: The Dell Axim Advanced on paper is an unbelievable device for the money: A bright and vibrant sc ... read more

  • A world-beater Pocket PC. From a former Palm user

    Jul 25, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great price, PocketPC 2003, value, excellent display, Dell quality/warranty, right size
    Cons: case lacks belt loop. hard to transfer Palm OS data to Pocket PC

    Summary: First of all I made the leap from Palm OS machines to the Pocket PC world. I had gone from a Palm M ... read more

  • Cheap, reliable, no nonsense PDA

    Jul 16, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cheap, good customer support.
    Cons: Comparatively large next to others PDA's, limited software shipped with it.

    Summary: First thing everyone says about the Dell Axim is how cheap it is compared to other PDA's in it's cla ... read more

  • Outstanding Value

    Jul 11, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Price, Build
    Cons: Accessory Availability

    Summary: I really like this unit. The screen is crisp and sharp, the performance is adequate, and the overall ... read more

  • outstanding

    Jul 3, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Best pc for the value.WOW
    Cons: Bit thick and heavy

    Summary: Very nice pocket pc for your buck! You cant beat 400 mhz 64 megs at $175 and color screen! Buy this ... read more

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