Very good, but required a lot of reading and searching.
16 January 2010
Summary: I had this device before and offered it to one of my friends. I started to use the Dell Axim x51V because it seemed to be technologically one step superior. But very soon I realized that the screen size was important for me. I got a used one on Ebay, it was being sold as broken, I fixed it, and now I use it to review my stuff before submission. Sometimes I watch movies, here the quality is very good. I also play some basic pocket pc games.
Summary: Love the large screen and vivid colors. Use of the HX4700 is similar to other iPaqs. Button use took a bit to figure out and understand. The standard program/feature launch buttons act like two buttons each, where one program is launched with the touch of the button and another feature is activated when holding the same button. Changing the screen orientation is a nice feature, but will take getting used to. The touch/mouse pad is probably the only downfall.
Summary: The HP iPaq Hx4700 is a pocket pc designed around for use by business persons on the move. When I bought this product about 2 years ago it was a state of the art piece of technology but, as with all computer based devices, they quickly become obsolete as other more powerful and user friendly devices come onto the market.
Summary: I love this PDA, even though I have had it back for repair 6 times!!.. I had so many problems with it when I first got it in 2005.. Problems included screen not switching on, random freezing problems, screen corruption.. But now the warranty has expired, but its still working and hasn't gone wrong for over a year now... So yes its a great PDA and people still are quite amazed when they see it even though its fairly old now.
Excerpt: "HX4700 The HP iPAQ HX4700 is a PDA (Personal Digital Assistant). In other words, it's a handheld computer. One would be able to use it as an organiser, word processor, MP3 player, gaming device, etc. Basically, most of the things a current PC or laptop would be capable of. The American version is the HX4705 but is identical in every way as far as I know. WHY I CHOSE THE HX4700? I had previously owned a HP iPAQ H5550 PDA, so stuck with the ...
Pros: Fast, High spec, Sharp Screen, many accessories, CF and SD card slots, Looks great .
Cons: Expensive price tag, less RAM than older model, Touch Pad
Excerpt: "...with "Windows Mobile v5.0", and HP will sell an upgrade. All Pocket PCs come with "Pocket" versions of Outlook, Word and Excel. Outlook is sufficient for reading and writing simple emails and managing contacts, tasks and calendar items - these can be synced with your desktop PC. You can prepare emails on the PDA, and then next time you sync it with your desktop PC, the emails will be sent. Word is extremely cut-down, but will at least allow ...
Pros: Fantastic screen, fast, one of the best PDAs available
Cons: High - res screen can slow it down; expensive; short standard battery life; relatively bulky