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Dell - Axim X5
Feature-rich Pocket PCs
by Stephen Jones (November 20, 2002)


Sometimes it is good to lag behind the first-movers. Dell must think so, because they have waited so long to enter the PDA race. But, Dell's strategy is a boon to consumers looking for feature-loaded, 2nd generation Pocket PCs.

The Axim X5 comes in your pick of price points, $300 or $200 (after rebate), depending on processor speed, on-board RAM, and sync cabling connection. Both models include nice extras like dual-media slots, voice memo capability and an oh-so-handy scroll dial for one-handed operation.

Features (both models):

  • 3.5-inch TFT 240x320 65K color QVGA
  • CompactFlash(R) Type II Slot
  • Secure Digital Slot
  • IrDA port
  • Built-in Microphone & Speaker
  • 196g (6.9 oz)
  • 5" x 3.2" x 0.7" (128 mm x 81.5 mm x 18 mm)
  • 5-way Navigator Button, Scroll Dial, Record Button
  • Pocket PC versions of Outlook, Word, Excel, Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player and more.

    Axim X5 ($300 model):

  • 400MHz Intel(R) XScale(TM) Processor
  • 64 MB SDRAM
  • 48 MB Flash ROM
  • USB cradle & battery charger
  • $300 after $50 rebate

    Axim X5 ($200 model)

  • 300MHz Intel(R) XScale(TM) Processor
  • 48 MB SDRAM
  • 32 MB Flash ROM
  • USB sync cable (no cradle/charger)
  • $200 after $50 rebate

    Copyright 2006 Stephen Jones All rights reserved.

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