Re: H/PCs

Subject: Re: H/PCs
From: Matt Ion <soundy -at- SOUNDY -dot- ML -dot- ORG>
Date: Sat, 5 Sep 1998 08:14:35 -0800

On Fri, 4 Sep 1998 10:48:55 -0400, George F. Hayhoe wrote:

>Last week, I asked for responses about listmembers'
>experiences with handheld PCs. Here's the gist of the
>replies I received.

I missed this thread, but wanted to throw one other little tidbit out.

If physical size is the main issue (and that's the only logical reason I can
see for wanting a handheld rather than a notebook), you might want to take a
look at the IBM ThinkPad 701c. It's a discontinued model, and carries only a
486slc75 processor, but as notebooks go, it's tiny: the 12.1" active-matrix
color LCD screen fully covers inside of the lid, and it's extremely light.
The neat part is the "butterfly" keyboard, which expands to a full-size
keyboard (sans numeric keypad, natch) when the lid is opened. Size is also
kept down by NOT building a CD-ROM *or* floppy drive into the machine (it
comes with an external floppy).

Being a full-fledged notebook computer rather than basically a
PDA-with-a-keyboard, it might better suit your criteria. And being
"obsolete" technology, you should be able to find them dirt-cheap these days
(our company shuffles several out the door every month).

Your friend and mine,
<All standard disclaimers apply>
"Reality is in alpha test on protoype hardware."

On the edge of sleep, I awoke to a sun so bright
Rested and fearless, cheered by your nearness
I knew which direction was right
The case had been tried by the jury inside
The choice between darkness and light...
- Rush, "Double Agent"

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