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Johannes
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What should I get for just reading?
      #14082 - 08/05/04 09:26 PM

Hi, just to avoid any confusion; Im totally ignorant when it comes to PDAs.
However, Ive been looking around for a PDA to use for reading and I wonder about some things.

First of all, this SD cards and other memory cards, when the PDa has a expansion slot for them do they take all sizes so that I could plug in a 200 Meg card and still use it?

Second, are any reader able to read postscritp .ps files? Or do I have to convert to pdf to be able to read them? Do all systems have software to red pdf files?

How big memory and how fast processors is recomended for reading a pdf file and how much memoery does a reader take? Does scrolling a document become a problem? Color and drawings? I reckon that reading say a 30 meg documetn may slow it down a bit but are they able to handle 300k documents?

Sincerely johannes


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Re: What should I get for just reading? [Re: Johannes]
      #14119 - 08/06/04 11:18 PM

PDAs can generally accept any size storage card.

They can't read .ps files but can read pdf files (get Acrobat for Palm or Pocket PC as a free download from Adobe's web site).

Just as with desktops, long pdfs with lots of images require good processing power, so I'd go for a more powerful PDA with a 400MHz processor. 300k documents aren't a problem on any PDA, but for 30 meg files, you'll want a faster PDA.

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