02-24-2004, 10:00 PM #1
Sick of my 5455 - Which iPaq is the best?
OK - over 3 years ago I got my first ipaq - a great 3650 - which rarely, if ever, had problems. Then several months ago, I decided it was time to upgrade - so I saved and I saved, and I finally got my 5455.
Wow, this was great - I could connect to my wireless network at home, I had more memory, faster processor, bluetooth (which is neat - but useless in my case), and I love the security of knowing that no one is getting into my iPaq without my fingerprint.
To make a long story short - I found my 3650 to be much more responsive, even though it had half the processor speed - in the 3 months I've had my 5455, I have 10 times the scratches on the screen than I had on my 3650 in the whole 3 years I had it - I've had to send my 5455 back to HP for repairs twice (once for screen responsiveness, and once because the wireless stopped working altogether) - and now - the power button has stopped working.
I'm tired and I need an ipaq that works.
My mother recently got an ipaq 1945 and I was really impressed with the size, but I really like the wireless capability of my 5455. I realize that I won't get the biometric security on any other model, so I'll have to come to terms with that - but I'd love to hear what you guys think.
Jchon P. Paradise
02-24-2004, 10:18 PM #2
Well I'd recommend for you either a 2210 (what I have) or a 4155 which is almost the exact same size as the 1945... The 2210 is a solid device with a wide array of features such as a CompactFlash slot and Consumer Grade IR with remote control software and also has been out for a while so the prices are down to about 320-350 for a brand new one, and you can get a lightly used one from a Brighthand member for maybe 250... It also is a very nice size, not as small as the 1945 but still very nice for someone with any size hands. One caveat of the device is it's rubber grips issue which has been resolved by hp with a grip kit, the issue is that in some cases the grip will start to loosen from is plastic holding. hp has made a kit available for free upon request where you they will send you it by next day air, you can order it before this issue arises and you're all set.
Now the 4155 is a very nice device with Wifi built into (a plus for you) and small size. It does have a caveat of a yellow screen (meaning that it often seems to have a yellow tint when looked at from an angle other than straight on, this is worse on some devices more than others but it is an issue.) The device does not have a CF card nor does it have a consumer IR. The device is a good piece of equipment but lacks a bit of expandability. In your case that may not matter because on the 2210, your CF slot would be occupied by a CF WIFI card for your home network.
It's your choice but in your situation, those are the two devices I would look at. They're reasonable prices and both look quite stylish :P
Good Luck, and this is a really long post, sorry I get wordy when I'm watching Bloomberg.Palm Tungsten|C
02-24-2004, 10:42 PM #3
Thank you very much for your suggestions (I actually prefer longer posts - makes me think you know what you're talking about )
I'm thinking of going for the 4155 - the size of the 1945 just blows me away after the 3650 & 5455.
I'll have to see what I can sell my 5455 for on eBay first though (after I send back to HP for a 3rd time to get the power button fixed).
Out of curiosity, has any other 5455 owner had issues with excessive scratches on their screen?<><
Jchon P. Paradise
02-24-2004, 11:38 PM #4
I think that most evreyone is using some sort of screen protection...
When you invest this sort of monies on a device it only seems reasonable to do what you can to prevent any damage to your PPC... I have never used any PPC without some sort of screen protection...
02-24-2004, 11:43 PM #5
I can certainly understand that point of view. . .
I suppose I was expecting the same type of screen quality as on my 3650.<><
Jchon P. Paradise
02-25-2004, 01:31 AM #6
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I would go for the 22xx for all the features the Emo listed. The only shortcoming that I have experienced is its lack of wi-fi, but with dual slots, you can easily fix that. I apologize that this post isn?t more in-depth, I'm beginning to feel ill watching Bloomberg.Kage
i know what i want to know, i just don't know how to to ask what i want to know
02-25-2004, 06:58 AM #7
I have both a 2210 and a 4155. I would recommend the 2210/15 if you use CF cards, otherwise I'd recommend the 4155. It's amazing what they packed into this small form factor, and I find that the yellow tint only shows up when I'm looking at the screen from an extreme angle. Also, if you use WiFi a lot, you'll appreciate not having to carry a WiFi card around with you.Talldog
02-25-2004, 09:18 AM #8
Yeah - carrying around a separate wi-fi card, or having it sticking out of the CF or SD slot would bug me as well. . . plus - I don't really use CF Cards anymore, so that's not an issue.
Anyone have a 4155 they want to trade for a 5455?<><
Jchon P. Paradise
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