Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC H3850

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Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC H3850

You want to do more with life? The iPAQ Pocket PC is designed to ride along on the voyage of life - in your pocket or mounted to your mountain bike. I...

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published 28/10/2004 | iqqueer
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One of the things that I noticed on the iPAQ H3850 is, its lightning fast processor called the StrongArm, you get smooth scrolls through the screens and menus and the launching and closing of applications. This one feels so much lighter than the other models, makes a difference especially when carrying your PDA on your pocket while walking and running.


The size of this PDA is great even with a protective cover. The iTask button is on a very bad position, having your thumb in trouble clicking when the protective case is on. The 5-way directional keypad is easy to use; the up and down clicks are light to the touch to perform, however the left and right clicks require you to put more pressure in it, making it somewhat uneasy to use in games that uses a cursor pad for movement. It should make you use the same pressure on all directions.


The screen brightness is excellent amd the technology lets you see the colors with direct light applied on the screen. It has a 64,000 color screen which makes the colors vibrant, crisp and clear. The automatic brightness sometimes behaves strangely when moving from shadows and to direct sunlight, but reacts fairly quickly to ambient light changes


Compaq claims a 10-12 hour battery life but this can only be achieved when the brightmess is turned-off. The battery is not removable and replaceable because it is internally built in. This PDA also doesn’t have an internal compact flash slot and only allows SD cards to fit in.The only way to use the CF card in the iPAQ is to use the Compact flash sleeve which make the unit bulkier and less portable, but you do get a battery expansion pack and a built in protective cover. The slim built in battery makes your iPAQ have a double battery life.


This PDA has a great value and excellent features, so I recommend this to anyone out there.
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  • LINH published 31/10/2004
    Welcome to Ciao. Linda. x
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Product Information : Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC H3850

Manufacturer's product description

You want to do more with life? The iPAQ Pocket PC is designed to ride along on the voyage of life - in your pocket or mounted to your mountain bike. It's not much bigger than a calculator and comes standard with different applications. Whatever you choose to do, you can do it with the iPAQ Pocket PC.

Product Details

Product Description: Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC H3850 - handheld - Windows Mobile 2002 - 3.8"

Product Type: Handheld

Operating System: Microsoft Windows Mobile for Pocket PC 2002

Display: 3.8" colour TFT - 240 x 320, 3.8" monochrome TFT - 240 x 320

Processor: Intel SA-1110

Processor Clock Speed: 206 MHz

RAM: 64 MB

Supported Flash Memory Cards: SD Memory Card

Battery Run Time: Up to 10 hours, Up to 14 hours

Dimensions (WxDxH): 8.4 cm x 1.6 cm x 13 cm, 8.4 cm x 1.6 cm x 13.4 cm, 8.4 cm x 1.6 cm x 13.3 cm, 13.3 cm x 1.6 cm x 84 cm

Weight: 190 g, 0.2 kg, 180 g

Colour: Silver, Metallic grey

Localisation: English / Singapore, United Kingdom

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty, 2 years warranty

General

MPN: 230397-031, 230397-051, 230397-021, 230397-041, 230397-001

Product Type: Handheld

Operating System: Microsoft Windows Mobile for Pocket PC 2002

Display

Type: 3.8" colour TFT ( reflective ), 3.8" monochrome TFT ( reflective )

Resolution: 240 x 320

Colour Depth: 16-bit (64k colours), 16-bit (64K grey levels)

Pixel Pitch: 0.24 mm

Processor

Processor: Intel SA-1110

Processor Clock Speed: 206 MHz

Memory

RAM: 64 MB - SDRAM

ROM: 32 MB - Flash

Supported Flash Memory Cards: SD Memory Card

Multimedia

Audio: Microphone , speaker

Supported Digital Audio Formats: MP3

Input Device

Type: Touch-screen, Touch-screen, 5-way joystick

Keys Qty: 5

Software

Preloaded Software: Clock, Calculator, Notes, Voice Recorder, Asset Viewer, Calendar, Contacts, File Explorer, Inbox, Microsoft Reader for ebooks and audio books, Picture Viewer, QMenu, QStart, QUtilites, Solitaire, Tasks, Windows Media Player, Internet Explorer 5.0, Reference Guide, Pocket Asset Manager, Virtual Tour, Microsoft Outlook 2000, Microsoft Transcriber, Windows Media Manager, Microsoft Pocket Streets, Microsoft Pocket Excel, Microsoft Pocket Word, Microsoft Pocket Internet Explorer, AudiblePlayer, AudibleManager, Ilium eWallet, Microsoft Money, VPN Client, Server Sync Client, Infrared Beaming, ActiveSync 3.5

Expansion and Connectivity

Expansion Slots: 1 x SD Memory Card

Interfaces: 1 ¦ 1 ¦ 1 x headphones

Connectivity Devices: Docking cradle, Docking cradle, Expansion Pack, Docking cradle & battery charger

Power

Voltage Required: AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )

Battery

Technology: Lithium polymer

Run Time: Up to 10 hours, Up to 14 hours

Miscellaneous

Colour: Silver, Metallic grey

Included Accessories: Power adapter , stylus

Localisation: English / Singapore, United Kingdom

Compliant Standards: FCC Class B certified, C-Tick

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 8.4 cm, 13.3 cm

Depth: 1.6 cm

Height: 13 cm, 13.4 cm, 13.3 cm, 84 cm

Weight: 190 g, 0.2 kg, 180 g

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - parts and labour - 1 year - carry-in, Limited warranty - parts and labour - 1 year - pick-up and return, Limited warranty - parts and labour - 2 years - carry-in

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C

Humidity Range Operating: 20 - 90%, 10 - 90%

Min Storage Temperature: -20 °C

Max Storage Temperature: 60 °C

Humidity Range Storage: 20 - 90%

Max Altitude Operating: 4.6 km

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