Summary: I love the Ipaq series, the date and schedule is easy to use, has easy to use features that have a short learning curve, plays movies and video without a lot of complication, holds enough secondary memory for reserch materials and study programs. Will run other programs for specific items (pharmacology and identification) and others.
Summary: I started out with a HP 1940 iPAQ and decided I needed (?) a wireless one. I have used a HP iPAQ hx2410 for a couple of years. The original was purchased used on ebay and the second one was also. My first iPAQ began to have on/off switch problems. I could not depend on being able to turn it on or off. I purchased a second identical model so I could use all of the software I already had for the hx2410. The newer one is quite satisfactory and was not very expensive.
Summary: I use these PDA's for my work as a forester. I have installed forest inventory software and enclose the PDA in an Otterbox. The computers have never failed in all types of weather-- rain, snow, five below zero, 103 degrees... I bring the data back to my home computer, sync, and what a great time saver. I prefer the older models, because I have no patience to continually update all the software.
Excerpt: I really wanted to have one of those! I was looking in several websites and they were so expensive. I'd thought to search on eBay, so I did. I got my iPAQ for £160.00 + £20.00 delivery from US. It took 3 days for it to arrive and when it did I was excited. I believe it worth its price as it has a lot of great features which I'm about to describe. To begin with let see what you get with your iPAQ when it arrive.
Pros: perfect size ! very nice design and easy to use
Excerpt: I've had this PDA for 7 months and am becoming increasingly dependent on it... Plus it takes a while to discover all it's features The screen is sharp, there is no screen 'noise', and it is bright enough (on full brightness) to use outdoors. I usually use it on minimum brightness though, to save battery power. 320x240 resolution is ok but screen size is a limitation - I wish it were larger.
Pros: Sleek, rugged case with screen cover, bright screen and good battery life
Cons: lacks a scroll wheel and higher up the price range
Excerpt: Also Ich habe den Ipaq hx2410 seit ca.5 Wochen und bin eigentlich runum zufrieden mit diesem Gerät.Klasse Ist zum Beispiel das er zwei Verschieden Speichermedien gleichzeitig unterstützt.Ich habe eine Sd und eine CF-Karte gleichzeitig im betrieb.Die W-lan Funktionalität klappt auch hervoragend und ist sehr leicht zu konfigurieren.Per Bluetooth lässt er sich auch spielend einfach mit anderen geräten Koppeln.Die Akkulaufzeit ist auch vorbildlich.