Product Type: Hewlett-Packard Tablet PCs / eBook Readers
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Best Cheap Colour Palmtop
HP Jornada 525
Member Name: antbak
HP Jornada 525
Date: 12/01/02, updated on 12/01/02 (478 review reads)
Advantages: Colour Screen, Cheap, Good Microphone
Disadvantages: Only 256 colours, Only 16MB ram, Bad glue use on the rubber grip.
I got this palmtop about half a year ago and I have never looked back since. Its 256 colour screen is amazing for the price and the microphone included is good quality. The compact flash slot is very useful as you can buy anything from memory to wireless land cards to put in it and with compact flash cards from £40 for 128MB in some online shops this is incredebly useful. Most of the bundelded software is pretty standard but very good i.e. microsoft pocket word and excel and so good non standard software like its special calculator. Software is not much of a problem anyway since there is a huge amount of good free shareware for it on the internet.
There are a few problems with it. Some of the rubber after a while comes peeling off. However you can just reglue it. Also the 16MB of combined ram and storage space is not very much but as I said before one can easily buy more. Another problem is the lack of space for the stylus on the plamtop however one can just keep it in the case. A final slight problem is the screen is only 256 colours so photoes do not work well.
A great by if one can still find it with good features and few problems.