Summary: I absolutely LOVE my Axim X30! I got the 64mb unit with WiFi. My primary purpose was to use it as an ebook reader. I got mine used - and it did not include the CD - so I can't sync it to my computer - so I am limited to programs I can download onto it. Thankfully I was able to download Mobipocket reader directly onto the unit via the WiFi (that I have in our home) I can now purchase ebooks and download them directly to my Dell over our wifi just like if I had a Kindle!
Summary: Dell certainly knows what it's doing when it comes to computing, but when it comes to PDA's their not too far off the mark. All they need to do is add some more storage space and voila!, perfection. The Axim is "user friendly" all the way down the line. The active sync works just as one should expect. This makes the user experience so much easy. The Pharos GPS system demonstrates the lack adequate storage space in the Axim thus making the GPS difficult to use.
Summary: This is a very excellent pda machine for its time. Meaning that when WinMobile 203 was released- I would gauge that this pda was the best that it has to offer. Now that there are pda's that have very large sdhc capacity sd-cards; this has been the bain of my ownership of this device.
Summary: I went looking for a good Windows based PDA, and found it in the Dell Axim X30. When you get one, make sure of a few key, but optional features. One, check the CPU and RAM the particular model you're looking at has. The high end model is the one with a 624mhz ARM processor (scalable in the software for battery life savings... I always run mine at the full 624mhz, but that's me) and 64mb of RAM. Most of the cheaper models have a 312mhz CPU and only 32mb of RAM.
Summary: OK, well I purchased this Dell Axim simply because it had WiFi so I could surf the net in bed or around the house without having to get my laptop. Anyway, it was great. Game formatted with Windows 2003 SE, was usable straight out of the box. It is a great hand-held PDA which can easily fit in your pocket. It came pre-installed with Internet Explorer, Office and a game or 2. The wireless setup was a breeze, I turned it on, typed in my WPA code and I was off!
Summary: I traded my HP Ipaq for the Dell Axim X30 a while back. The axim was easier to navigate, and the wireless (wi-fi) turned on and off easier than the Ipaq. The batteries seem to last the same amount of time, and the accessories are easily attainable, however, the look and feel of the Axim was fitting to me. The Axim is slimmer than the Ipaq hx2415.
Summary: I use the Dell Axim pda for work everyday as a field service tech, I loaded my service manuals onto sd memory cards. It works great, very fast at loading them, battery life is avg. I think about 2 hrs but that is using it off and on for 15 to 30 min. at a time,the wifi works good, sometime hard if you have more the one site to log on to.
Summary: I chose the Axim X30 for a few specific reasons: 624 MHz processor, WiFi, and WM2003SE OS. (I don't care for the WM5 OS as it doesn't support some software that I currently use and I was unable to find adequate substitutions.) The X30 is fast, fairly stable (probably more of an OS issue than the actual device itself), and as any PPC makes a great deal of information available to me whereever I am at. The biggest drawback for me is the amount of built-in RAM (64Mb).
Summary: I would give this tidy little unit an excellent except that I can't get the wireless to work. It finds my network at home and at work but I can't seem to get it to accept my WEP keys. It won't go online. I have tried turning my encryption off at home but that didn't work either. I know it should because it successfully recognizes any wireless networks it finds.
Summary: I was a devout HP IPAQ user. My latest IPAQ was a 2215. So, most of my comparisons in this review are based on my knowledge of the 2215. I did some research on the AXIM and zeroed in on the X30 High. The High version includes the cradle, Bluetooth and WiFi. I felt that this model would best suit my needs. After my online order was placed, it was received about 3-4 day later (kudos to Dell for fast shipping).