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Re: Internet on Palm versus Laptop

  • Subject: Re: Internet on Palm versus Laptop
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@schestowitz.com>
  • Date: Wed, 06 Jul 2005 05:25:52 +0100
  • Newsgroups: alt.comp.sys.palmtops
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / Manchester University
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Mark Reinhold wrote:

> On Tue, 05 Jul 2005 18:07:57 GMT, "snow" <dlessard1@verizon.net>
> wrote:
>>The newer Palms and Pocket PC's like Dell's axim and HP 3115 now use
>>internet with the Wi-fi. Are these instruments advanced enough now that
>>they are as good as laptops for internet surfing? Reason I ask is I
>>camp/travel some, and want a portable device to email etc, when on the
>>road, but not sure these Wi-Fi Palms and Pocket PC's are worth it at $300
>>plus. I can get an entry level Dell
>>laptop with wireless under
>>$600....so looking for opinons on which way to go.
> I have a tungsten C and use it all the time. But the area that you can
> look at is small. I use it mostly to get email when I am traveling.
> For other stuff, I use my Toshiba satellite.
> It is the size of the screen for me.

It depends on the preferences and needs of the user. If size/weight is
important for you when you travel, then the PDA will be fine. If you use
your computer for many periods of just 5 minutes, setting up of the laptop
will be an overkill. If you typically use search engines and browse simple
content, then screen size and bandwidth are not a major issue.

You must first recognise what you have to earn or lose when choosing a
laptop. Then, you need to imagine how these pros and cons apply to your
personal work routine.


Roy S. Schestowitz

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