Palm IIIxe Vs. Palm Vx?

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  1. NickSo

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    My dad's lookin for a basic PDA for daily use, he's trying to spend as little as possible for a basic PDA.

    I found two that are under $90 that would work for him, but I was wondering if there are much difference between the two:

    The PalmIIIxe ($60) and the Palm Vx ($90) (all prices are refurbed units).

    From what i've read, the only diff I know is that the Vx has a rechargeable Li-Ion battery, whereas the IIIxe needs two AAAs. However, is there a chance in the future the Vx will lose its ability to retain a charge? if so, how would you go about replacing the battery?

    Does anybody know any good sites/forums to find info on PDAs?

    Thanks
     
  2. Joe Szott

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    Nick,

    I have had my Palm V for 4+ years now and it still charges just fine. You use it all week, then power it up, put it in it's cradle, hot-sync it, and come back in an hour or two. I keep all my addresses, numbers, dates, and solitaire on the go in there [​IMG] I will always need one now, it is a great little machine.

    I'm not 100% on all the new models, but the V line is smaller than the III and has the battery. I suggest getting the Vx because you can easily buy a "wallet" for it that holds cash, credit, cards, etc, and it easily fits in your front pants pocket.

    It is worth an extra $30 IMHO, the V line is the easiest to carry around with you everywhere. But be sure it comes with a recharging PC cradle, you will definitely need one of those.

    PS - Where are you finding these units for $90? I might be interested in replacing my older model...
     
  3. Camp

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    Another vote for the Vx.

    I have owned a Palm V and two Vx's. I loved the formfactor. It was codenamed "razor" prior to release and you can see why. Very thin and easy to hide in a pocket. The stylus storage is excellent (hold's two, just in case).

    I don't think the IIIxe adds anything the Vx doesn't already have.
     
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    Camp,

    What diffs have you noticed from the V to the Vx? Anything significant, or just more memory in the same chassis?

    -J
     
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    I chose my Sony Clie because of the slim size -- I'd go with the Palm Vx for the same reason.
     
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    Compgeeks.com has these refurbished for those prices i mentioned... thanks alot! [​IMG]
     
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    The V has something like 2-3MB ram, I think the Vx has a 6MB.

    The V series came out after the IIIs, and it is a nice slick package. I've had a V for the last 4 years and it has served me well.
     
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    Ohyeah, it comes with the SERIAL PC cradle.. i assume it recharges the unit as its placed in the cradle right?

    Edit: Actually, it says the Vx has 8MB of ram...
     
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    The Only difference between the V and the Vx is 2MB in the V and 8 in the Vx.

     
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    Sorry, Shane is correct.

    I forgot I also owned a m505 for a short time...my comments above about the Vx are actually about the m505. Too many PDA's not enough memory cells (I'm a perfect candidate for a PDA, huh?)

    V to Vx to another Vx (broke the first one) to m505 to Clie NR70v.
     
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    DavidLawson: Yeah i found that site too... i stupidly ordered the 300MHz one, rather than the 400MHz without cradle [​IMG] Stupid, stupid me... still, it'd be awesome if DELL honored it, coz it looks like a price mistake.

    Crossing my fingers [​IMG]
     

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