View Full Version : A reasonable PDA for my bro in school?
Yeah, he wants a PDA. This kid isn't organized enough he needs one of those $400, Executive PDAs that has holographic image support, lazer beams coming out of it, and makes your morning coffee. Just a decent midline one. I figure, a crappy PDA would run me $50 or so, so a decent one would cost me about $100? Thanks. "Nothing in this world truly comes for free."
12-09-03, 09:25 AM
Waste of money.
Chances are if you aren't an organized person, you're not going to be organized enough nor motivated enough to learn the Palm or PPC software for organization and actually remember to put all your stuff in there.
I say this from experience, since I never used my PPC for organization.
He probably just wants one cause they're neat and small.
Probably, but who am I to tell him that he wants something he won't use? That's why I wanted one that isn't ghetto enough to piss someone off, but not pricey enough to make you feel like you really just wasted a @#%$ of money.
Id check the handspring line if your budget is under $100.
You can get an iPaq H1910 for about 150 bucks online, refurbished... that's about the cheapest I could find on ZDNet. The H1940 has also gotten fantastic reviews, but that's a bit more expensive. I'll keep my eyes peeled... also maybe check the local paper? Would he go for something used? You could probably get a semi-decent used PDA for cheap.
12-09-03, 06:36 PM
I know a guy in some of my lectures who paid £150 for a PDA this semester, and used it for maybe nearly a week *_*
next week after that he forked over £300 for a new phone.. damn rich kids o.O
12-09-03, 07:02 PM
I'll sell you a Jornada 540 for $50. I'll throw in a mini fold out keyboard for free. Unit needs a new battery though.
12-10-03, 10:15 AM
I found an open-item Vista (by Royal) organizer at Best Buy for like $10. It's definitely not a real PDA by most standards, but it is a basic electronic organizer thingy. I played with it a bit when I first got it, but haven't touched it since, so I can't really tell you much about how well it works... Something like this might be perfect for your situation. If he breaks it in half or forgets it somewhere, it's not like it's a big loss...
Go to palm's website. They always have some open box low end palm like the Zire, m105 or m125 for cheap. The Zire is $50, the m100 is $40. Edited by: Lisboa at: 12/10/03 11:28 am
12-10-03, 05:43 PM
Zire is a good choice for someone that wants a mobile phone/address book + simple planner
Good deal, thanks peoples.
The bad thing about the Zire is no backlight. See if there are equally priced palms with a backlight with the same RAM before getting that one.
12-18-03, 04:01 PM
PDA's are for wimps, get a pen, paper and this.