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