Excerpt: The hardware in Dell's two Axim X5 models (Basic and Advanced; we tested the latter) is identical to the hardware used on the original Pocket PC 2002 versions. The Dell Axim X5 is still a bit bigger than we'd like, but it remains a great buy because of its dual expansion slots (CompactFlash Type II and Secure Digital) and Dell's standard one-year replacement policy. The Axim X5 has an attractively tapered design, but it is still a handful for small hands.
Summary: With any PDA in this price range a few design compromises are required. For instance I would liked to have seen a the Axim X5 Basic ship with more memory, and built in wireless capabilities that some of the other Pocket PC have would also have been nice. What makes the Axim X5 remarkable though is that none of these compromises is truly a deal breaker.
Pros: Low price, Both CF & SD/MMC memory slots, Bright sharp screen, Good battery life
Cons: No connectivity solution included, Poor placement of SD/MMC card, Mediocre sound
Excerpt: It's hard to find a better value in an entry-level Pocket PC than the Dell Axim X5. In addition to its hard-to-beat pricing, the Axim X5's Secure Digital and CompactFlash Type II expansion slots and its removable, rechargeable battery are attention-getters. The basic version ($249 list) has a 300-MHz Intel XScale CPU and 32MB of both RAM and ROM. The 400-MHz version ($349) bumps the memory up to 64MB of RAM and 48MB of ROM and adds a USB cradle.
Excerpt: Dell's Axim X5 is a low-cost handheld based on Microsoft's Pocket PC 2002 platform. The Axim's price of £229 + VAT, or less, may appeal to firms that have previously had to pay over £400 to equip each employee with a handheld client. But the low price means the device lacks some of the more advanced features of recent models for corporates, such as Bluetooth or wireless LAN (WLAN) connectivity.
Summary: It may not be sleek or glamorous, but with an expected price lower than competitors’ models, a great screen and superb expandability, the Axim looks set to revolutionise the Pocket PC landscape.
Conclusion: Conclusion. The Axim X5 is a very good choice for its money. It includes functions vital for a modern PDA (a lot of memory, expandability, high-quality color display) and some features which let us handle this PDA with ease (removable battery, two expansion slots, jog dial). The only downside is that it's a bit too massive. What I'm really fascinated with is rubber stripes on its sides: they hold the computer tightly in your hand.
Conclusion: En computer, uanset størrelse, er naturligvis aldrig mere værd end den software der kører på den, og her har jeg været så taktisk at vente en måned ekstra for at få en maskine med Windows Mobile 2003, der byder på en række klare forbedringer over sidste års udgave. Dem kigger jeg på i artiklens anden del: Faktaboks Produktionsår 2003 Udgiver Dell Se også: Pocket LOOX 600 Kommentarer Ingen Bonusmateriale Windows Mobile 2003 - nyt og forbedret Billeder Andre artikler af AP...