Summary: For those who need the word processing and/or data entry functions ina PDA, the Jornada is the way to go. Better than a palm PDA w/ plug-in keyboard because the screen is large enough to read a document. Better than the smallest laptop because it has the instant-on feature. I have not had any trouble with mine, but I understand that HP technical support for the product is nil. However, help can be found at a couple of net-based user groups.
Pros: Keyboard too sm for my hands, so I use a plug in. I wish it were slightly larger.
Cons: Keyboard too sm for my hands, so I use a plug in. I wish it were slightly larger.
Excerpt: The PDA is quite large and heavy for an average PDA, the battery pack appears to stick out, though this is mainly because it is the back support for the unit. I would consider this unit more of a mini-laptop rather than your average pda as it has a nicely sized keyboard (with proper keys), a version of windows and a variety of ways to connect with other computers.
Pros: Works like a small laptop with good batterylife
Excerpt: I've owned this handheld PC for the last 5-6 years after searching for something mobile that could be used "on the go". My initial impressions of this device on opening the box were good; the build quality seemed solid, the display was clear, the sound was of surprisingly good quality for its size and, the unit came pre-loaded with Microsoft Office Lite applications. My intentions for this device were as a substitute for my laptop when luggage space was at a premium.
Great little machine, good value for money, definite buy for working on the move.
13 May 2007
Excerpt: This is better, and cheaper than a laptop. Its fairly old, and I picked it up for £15 on a bootfair, and you can get them for £30-£60 on a eBay. It isn't as fast as a laptop, and the screen isn't as big or as good quality, but its compact, and great for office work on the move. I have excel, word and powerpoint on it, and it does everything I need. Also the keyboard is so much better than the touch ones you get on other newer PDAs, its faster and easier to type on.
Excerpt: I chose this pocket version over a smaller PDA as I would be using it away from home to enter a lot of data. This I would bring back to upload into my PC at home. The keyboard is small but just about functional (unless you have large fingers). There is no messing about with styli. You can imput data a lot quicker. The battery life is brilliant. I have used it for most of the day at the library before it shows signs of flagging.
Excerpt: I used Psion organisers for years, but now they don't make organisers any more, I had to look elsewhere. I have always liked HP products. Well made and robust. I have tried many PDA's and liked none of the usual CE devices. No keyboard and therefore cumbersome data entry. The Jornada 720 functions just like a windows PC. It's a reasonable speed for a handheld, no complaints there.
Pros: Small, compared to a notebook . Perfect mobile companion to a desktop PC . Take your files with you .
Cons: Keyboard easy to hit 2 keys together . Need more memory .
Excerpt: I have been using PDA's for many years and own a Psion 3c, Palm V and Jornada 720. The Jornada is by far the most powerful PDA i've ever owned and it's suite of applications which are so closely aligned with those of Microsoft's full Windows operating system make it very easy to complete work on the move. Whether the Jornada 720 is for you will depend on what you need a PDA for.
Excerpt: For the last year or so the company I work for has been trying to sort out its office administration systems and has been struggling badly to get meetings arranged, keep the directors in touch, etc, etc. We’re finally starting to make big inroads into this whole area of work now and are fully operational using Microsoft Outlook and Exchange Server products to link the whole organisation together with respect to e-mail, diaries and address books.
Summary: Prodotti dai prezzi impossibili durante l'età dell'oro dei primi anni 2000, i palmari oggigiorno possono ancora avere un senso non solo per gli appassionati di storia dell'informatica, ma anche per chi, come me, cercava un aggeggio estremamente portatile, dal costo estremamente ridotto, con una tastiera di dimensioni sufficienti all'editing di testi.