A good screen, amazing Email support and a slow processor. The compaq 2160 with TFT screen and 24MB ram is a good alternative to the PALM for users who require their Email on the move. The attachmemnt of a Compaq Flash modem extends the capabilities of this device. As a tool for receiving and reading email while on the move, the Compaq is far superior to any palm device, but as a electronic diary it is bulky and slow. Overall if you require a diary use a Palm or paper, but if you want email on the move without a laptop buy a Compaq 2160.