Product Type: Palm Tablet PCs / eBook Readers
Newest Review: ... one of the buttons as it wore out quite quickly. It synchronizes with the Palm Desktop software which is similar to microsoft outlook ... more
200 pounds including keyboard that I can touch type on
Member Name: charlieejv
Date: 06/09/01, updated on 06/09/01 (168 review reads)
Advantages: Compact, Battery lasts long time, ergonomic
Disadvantages: keyboard american style
I logged onto www.dabs.com for 210 pounds you get the palm iiic a keyboard,charger, wallet, and car adapter charger.
So what's it all about.
I'm a children's author, however when I'm on the go and I want to write down my ideas, I find pencil and paper not good enough, and that's where the Palm IIIc comes in
What is it?
Its a computer with 8 meg ram (8 million characters), colour display which you can write on with the stylus, with handwritting analysis, this turns to letters on the screen and they appear. It comes complete with the cradle, which allows you to connect to the PC and send over documents and software, from games to educational products to internet (with modem)
Can I really write documents on it?
With the stylus, not really it is far too tedious, however add on the keyboard, download a word processor (I used wordsmith) download afterburner (speeds up the computer) and I can touch type at 65 wpm quite happily, the screen is quite readable and does not give me headache. The only thing you have to make sure of is to put the keyboard on a flat surface, e.g. a folder will do fine. It weighs near to nothing compared to a portable computer, the battery lasts about 2 weeks with average use(lithium battery, and if you put the screen to the darkest and turn off sound lasts even longer)
And that's about it, a serious alternative to a laptop for wordprocesing.
OH did I tell you the keyboard folds away, into a tiny winy size and is very very light.