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Bobby
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Re: Dell Axim X50v Review [Re: LisaG]
      #18389 - 12/22/04 08:51 PM

Thanks! One last question (for now..ha ha) is the hx4700 the same as the hx4705? - Do they both have Windows Mobile 2003 for Pocket PC, Professional Second Edition?

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Re: Dell Axim X50v Review [Re: Bobby]
      #18399 - 12/23/04 12:46 PM

Yes, they are the same unit running the same operating system.

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Re: Dell Axim X50v Review [Re: LisaG]
      #18456 - 12/26/04 09:35 AM

How can I take videos from my computer and put them on the ipaq? There is a sync option with Windows Media Player 10 -- I tried it and it says that the video cannot be converted to be played on the selected device, or something like that. The format is mpeg.

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Re: Dell Axim X50v Review [Re: Bobby]
      #18473 - 12/27/04 02:44 PM

I'm guessing the problem might be that the iPAQ runs Windows Media Player 9 rather than 10. I can use Windows Media Player 10 on the desktop to transfer non-DRM files (ones that aren't copy protected and are free) but the DRM ones sometimes don't transfer correctly. For non-DRM videos, you can always just drag the file to your iPAQ using ActiveSync.

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Re: Dell Axim X50v Review [Re: LisaG]
      #18487 - 12/27/04 07:41 PM

Got It! You were right - the hx4700 is stunning. The screen is breathtaking and the features are great?I absolute love it.

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Re: Dell Axim X50v Review [Re: Bobby]
      #18490 - 12/27/04 10:56 PM

So glad to hear you like your new hx4700, Bobby!

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Re: Dell Axim X50v Review [Re: LisaG]
      #18775 - 01/13/05 08:05 PM

I'm Back! Lisa, I'm still searching for a keyboard for my Ipaq -- what do you think about infrared keyboards? I have been looking at the Belkin, (http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Merchant_Id=&Section_Id=200588&pcount=&Product_Id=144042) Please Let Me Know.

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Re: Dell Axim X50v Review [Re: Bobby]
      #18809 - 01/15/05 08:26 PM

Make sure the IR arm has enough movement to work with the hx4700 which is a little odd: it's the only Pocket PC to have the IR window on the bottom. You should be able to put the iPAQ in landscape mode however, as long as the arm can swing to the side.

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Re: Dell Axim X50v Review [Re: LisaG]
      #18873 - 01/20/05 09:50 PM

Considering how the x50v is the only PDA with the OpenGL/GDI graphics chipset, do you think that others will catch on? Personally, I don't see how 1 company can make a difference in putting out a product that has no support except for 2 games. Now if it were as widespread as the VGA kick, I could see it.
Do you think that Dell made a good choice with only 2 games? Or could they have altered it so more applications can stick with the GAPI programming when necessary AND be able to use the Intel chip the way it was meant to be used?

Just a question.
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Re: Dell Axim X50v Review [Re: Jones]
      #18910 - 01/24/05 03:09 PM

Well Thomas, there's the million dollar question. It certainly is hard to guess whether other manufacturers will decide to use the 2700G since they keep such info as private as possible until product launch. My guess is that Dell was a little ahead of their time and we won't see many other manufacturers using that graphics processor for some time due to the added expense and the fact that current apps don't support it well.

Having spoken with Intel about that graphics processor, it seems they feel graphics performance is aqdequate and it would take a good deal of work on their part to add better GAPI support.

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Re: Dell Axim X50v Review [Re: LisaG]
      #18913 - 01/24/05 07:38 PM

Thank you!

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x50 vs x30 [Re: LisaG]
      #19024 - 02/02/05 05:52 AM

In Canada, the X30 624 sells for $CDN 404
The X50 416 sells for $CDN 359 and the X50 mid sells for about $CDN 449.

I have to make-up my mind about which unit to buy but it's hard to decide. I'm leaning towards the X50 416 - but i want to make sure i'm not giving-up too much CPU power - or the ability to use wi-fi.

what do you guys think?
how does the x50 display compare with the x30?
anyone tried to play movies with the 412Mhz CPU?

any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.



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Dell Axim x50v vs. iPaq 4155? [Re: LisaG]
      #19117 - 02/09/05 11:11 PM

I'm having trouble deciding whether to purchase a Dell Axim x50v at a bargain price of $375, or go with an iPaq 4155. Obviously, the Dell's features and performance definitely surpass the iPaq, which is already being phased out for the newer (uglier) HP models. However, I'm not a PDA gamer nor will I be using my PDA to watch a lot of video. My PDA will mostly be used for medical databases, PIM, Microsoft Word and Wi-Fi, with occasional video usage. I really love the iPaq's form factor as it can easily fit in my pocket, whereas the Dell is a bit too chunky for that purpose. Would getting a 4155 be a good deal for me, or will I be missing out on some great Dell features (not to mention a bargain), especially considering the 4155 came out 2 years ago?

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Re: Dell Axim x50v vs. iPaq 4155? [Re: voodoochild79]
      #19129 - 02/11/05 12:33 AM

Honestly, if you really like the size and design of the iPAQ 4155 (who can blame you) and don't need or want VGA, then go for the iPAQ if you can find one. That iPAQ is still a fine machine.

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