PDA buying, what's a good choice?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by Madmic23, Dec 14, 2004.

  1. Madmic23 macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, I was thinking about trading in my iMac for an iBook so I could do some couch computing, but looking at what I'd actually be doing from the couch, I think a PDA might be able to handle my needs. I want to check my mail, browse some websites, and stream media like photos, videos, and maybe mp3's to the PDA. If I could also use it as a remote control for my TV, that would be a bonus.
    What are my choices for something like this? I currently have an iMac running OS X and a PC running Windows XP. No wireless capabilities yet, I'll pick that hardware based on what I would need with the PDA in the setup.
    What are the best options with prices? Any input would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks
     
  2. lacrossegoalie4 macrumors member

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    Sadly, the HP Ipaq's seem to be the best in wireless bang for your buck. They all run a version of Windows Mobile.
     
  3. howard macrumors 68020

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    i've got an ipaq and its pretty nice,

    you'll have to buy 3rd party sync software, i got mark/space's missing sync, but i think i should have gotten pocketmac's software, apparently it is better.

    you can do pretty much all the things mentioned above on an ipaq, i don't have a wifi one, so i'd need to get a card for it... i should be able to use the internet connection of computer via bluetooth but i havn't been able to set that up
     
  4. ozone macrumors 6502

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    You know... you have to ask yourself if you'd really be satisfied browing the web using a PDA. I have a Toshiba e800 and despite the fact that it has a 4" screen and good wifi, browsing the web on such small devices quite frankly sucks. IMHO, you're better off with a small laptop.
     

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