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HP iPAQ 214

The HP iPAQ 214 Enterprise Handheld has the power to run your business applications and a broad range of third-party vertical solutions. It is an attr...

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Review of "HP iPAQ 214"

published 28/02/2008 | Surj1
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Pro Microsoft Office Mobile, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth & 624MHz Processor
Cons Small Main Memory
very helpful
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"A PC That Fits In Your Hand!"

The HP iPAQ 214 Enterprise Handheld is an advanced piece of kit which you can comfortably take with you anywhere you go, almost like a mini laptop! It actually runs on a 624MHz processor, I remember my first ever PC which was 133MHz, that really does put things in perspective.

The design is very sophisticated with a nice 4 inch TFT touch screen display which is an improvement from HP's previous iPAQ's. It has many I/O for headphones, microphone, voice record and a USB port. So while using this iPAQ you can enjoy using Microsoft Office Mobile and all its applications including Outlook which can be synchronized very easily via the USB or Wi-Fi connectivity.

The Wi-Fi connectivity allows you to access the internet and your e-mail quickly while on the go, providing your in a Wi-Fi hotspot. Wi-Fi is becoming a much needed and extremely helpful technology in almost every mobile gadget available and are located almost everywhere, from airports to hotels and cafes. So it makes it easy to connect virtually anywhere. The Bluetooth on this device is also useful as there are no wires around or in your way. You simply connect any peripheral such as a Bluetooth enables headset or even a keyboard to the iPAQ. This is relatively new on the iPAQ using HP Smart connector which enables this unique business solution.

Features and specification from box:

- Operating system: Windows Mobile® 6 Classic
- Processor: Marvell PXA310 Processor 624 MHz
- Memory: 128 MB SDRAM main memory for running applications, 256 MB flash ROM
- Software: Outlook® Mobile (Calender, Contacts, Messaging, Tasks), Office Mobile (Word Mobile, Excel® Mobile, Powerpoint® Mobile),
Internet Explorer® Mobile, Windows Media® Player 10 Mobile, Games, Calculator, Audio Recorder, File Manager, MSN Messenger
HP exclusive applications: HP iPAQ Help and Support, HP iPAQ QuickStart Tour, HP iPAQ Setup Assistant, Certificate Enroller, Asset Viewer,
iPAQ Wireless Manager, HP Photosmart Mobile, Bluetooth® Manager, Today Panel Lite, HP Enterprise Mobility Agent, HP Mobile Print
- Dimensions (w x d x h): 7.6 x 1.6 x 12.6 cm
- Display: 4" transflective TFT, 260K colours, 640 x 480 pixel touch panel display with LED backlight
- Integrated Wireless: Integrated WLAN 802.11b/g, Bluetooth® 2.0 with EDR
- Messaging: Phone Dialer application, SMS support, MMS composer, Microsoft Outlook Push eMail, Pull eMail via ActiveSync, HP Voice Reply,
Predictive Text tool, Microsoft Live Messenger
- Expansion Slots: SDIO and CF card slots
- Multimedia: HP Photosmart Mobile Software, Windows Media® Player 10 Mobile
- Power: Battery: removable/rechargeable 2200 mAh Lithium-Ion (user changeable) AC Power - AC
Input: 100~240 Vac, 50/60 Hz, AC
Input current: 0.5 Aac max,
Output Voltage: 5.2 Vdc (typical),
Output current: 2 A (typical)
- Pointing device: Touch Screen and Stylus
- Audio: Integrated microphone, receiver, 2 speakers and one 3.5 mm 4 pin stereo headphone jack
- Warranty: 1 year pick-up and return service, 90 days technical support for softwares, may vary by region

What's in the box?
Removable/rechargeable Lithium-Ion 2200 mAh battery,
AC Adapter with 1.83 m (6 ft) power cord,
1 smart connector synchronization/charge cable, stylus, slip case,
HP iPAQ Companion CD, documentation kit

- Design features: 9-way navigation with press to activate, 4 programmable keys, voice recorder, 1 power button, 1 reset button

- Security: HP Enterprise Mobility Agent

Overall I have been happy using the HP iPAQ 214 Enterprise Handheld. It's fast and effective but don't expect the same performance as your PC for obvious reasons. It is capable of performing the tasks I require and I haven't had any problems with it. I don't use it a lot but when I do I mainly use the applications and sometimes the internet via Wi-Fi. I have used a Bluetooth compatible keyboard with it, it is very strange as you are using the device as a monitor! But it does work well and if anything is an excellent gadget, and I love gadgets. My only concern would be the memory, it has 128MB main memory and 256MB flash. I would have perfered it had more main memory as that is were all the applications are installed, also you can install further applications if you wish, but with such a small amount of main memory you can only install so much. The iPAQ costs around £300.

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  • techno_man_37 published 29/02/2008
    man i woud love on of these, fab review
  • hackersupr published 28/02/2008
    Good review, sounds like a nice device :)
  • ScottishWestie published 28/02/2008
    I'd be lost without my ipaq, great review
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Product Information : HP iPAQ 214

Manufacturer's product description

The HP iPAQ 214 Enterprise Handheld has the power to run your business applications and a broad range of third-party vertical solutions. It is an attractive alternative to other handheld platforms. With large 4-inch touch screen and 802.11 b/g wireless networking, it delivers enterprise-class connectivity, so you can mobilize your business and maximize your results.

Product Details

Product Description: HP iPAQ 214 - handheld - Windows Mobile 6.0 - 4", HP iPAQ 214 - handheld - Windows Mobile 6.0 Classic - 4"

Product Type: Handheld

Operating System: Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.0, Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.0 Classic

Display: 4" colour TFT - 640 x 480

Processor: Marvell XScale PXA310

Processor Clock Speed: 624 MHz

RAM: 128 MB

Supported Flash Memory Cards: CompactFlash, SD Memory Card

Wireless Connectivity: 802.11b/g, Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

Dimensions (WxDxH): 7.6 cm x 1.6 cm x 12.6 cm, 7.5 cm x 1.8 cm x 13.4 cm

Weight: 192 g, 190 g

Localisation: United Kingdom, France, Europe, Germany, Spain

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty



Product Type: Handheld

Operating System: Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.0, Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.0 Classic


Type: 4" colour TFT ( transflective )

Resolution: 640 x 480

Colour Depth: 18-bit colour, 16-bit (64k colours)


Processor: Marvell XScale PXA310

Processor Clock Speed: 624 MHz



ROM: 256 MB - Flash

Supported Flash Memory Cards: CompactFlash, SD Memory Card

Compatibility: SDIO


Wireless Connectivity: 802.11b/g, Bluetooth 2.0 EDR


Audio: Microphone , speaker

Input Device

Type: Touch-screen, 9-way navigation pad


Preloaded Software: Calculator, Games, Voice Recorder, Asset Viewer, File Manager, MSN Messenger, Microsoft ActiveSync, Bluetooth Manager, Adobe Acrobat Reader, iPAQ Wireless, Wireless Manager, Microsoft Internet Explorer Mobile, Microsoft Office Outlook Mobile, Microsoft Office Mobile, Today PanelLite, HP Photosmart Mobile, HP Help and Support, Certificate Enroller, HP Setup Assistant, Windows Media Player Mobile

Expansion and Connectivity

Expansion Slots: 1 x SD Memory Card ¦ 1 x CompactFlash Card

Interfaces: 1 x headphones ¦ 1


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


Technology: Lithium Ion

Capacity: 2200 mAh


Included Accessories: Power adapter , carrying case, stylus

Cables Included: 1 x USB cable ¦ 1 x power cable - 1.8 m


Localisation: United Kingdom, France, Europe, Germany, Spain

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 7.6 cm, 7.5 cm

Depth: 1.6 cm, 1.8 cm

Height: 12.6 cm, 13.4 cm

Weight: 192 g, 190 g

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - parts and labour - 1 year ¦ Technical support - software - 90 days

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 5 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 45 °C

Humidity Range Operating: 35 - 85%


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