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The Psion Series 5mx is the out-of-the-box mobile computing solution for busy executives and professionals like you. Delivering remarkable speed, conn...

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Excellent

“I Love My Psion 5”

published 19/07/2000

ProVersitility and adaptability

ConsPrice

I love my Psion 5mx. It is small enough to slip into my jacket pocket, yet contains my diary and address book. I can play games on it; plot my next journey and countless other activities. There is also plenty of software available on the Net (e.g. www.toucows.com) including shareware and freeware...

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“Psion Series 5”

published 10/08/2000

Proexcellent tools for the busy businessman and entre...

ConsMonochromatic screen

Psion has in its Series 5 of palmtops an excellent range of products. There are basically three different types of Psion Series 5 palmtops (when you exclude the simpler REVOs), the original granite black coloured model, the special edition metallic green one and the more recent 5MX. There are...

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“TWO BROKEN SERIES 5s”

published 17/09/2001

ProPortable computer

ConsThey seem quite prone to breaking.

I've been a fan of Psion for a long time (at least 6 years). Starting off with a Series 3a I used it all the time and downloaded many great applications from the Internet. After a couple of years Psion brought out the Series 5 which I decided to buy. The unit itself is slightly bigger and more of...

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Excellent

“Serious workhorse”

published 06/07/2001

ProFast, stable, excellent keyboard, excellent built-...

ConsSlightly murky screen, slightly dodgy PC synchroni...

The Psion Series 5mx is an ageing machine, but has still got what it takes. The hardware is much the same as the Series 5, although it has 16Mb of RAM and the processor runs at 36MHz. Don't let these puny sounding figures dissuade you from thinking that this is anything other than a portable...

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Super

ProExcellent software, easy to back up data using sof...

ConsConstruction, weak hinges, coating of the case soo...

I bought my Psion Series 5 after been very satisfied with a 3a which I had owned since 1996. The screen on the Series 5 is not as clear as the 3a, and contrast needs to be adjusted carefully for each programme to get the best view. the backlight feature doesn't really help, and it uses a lot more...

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Excellent

ProFunctionality / Keyboard / battery life / mobile c...

ConsOnly the price

SUMMARY Easy to love - intuitive to use - a bit more expensive than I'd like - couldn't live without it! HOW I CHOSE THE 5mx I first bought a Psion PDA when the Series 3 came out. I liked the functionality but not the appalling unreliability, so after about a year I went for a Hewlett Packard...

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“Great Stuff”

published 31/12/2001

ProReliable, fun, easy to use, expandable and compati...

ConsThin rubber coating (purely cosmetic) may peel off...

I recently purchased a second hand Psion Series 5 PDA (please note, this review is of the model 'Series 5', the predecessor to the 5mx. They are similar but no the same). It cost me £75 from loot.com and I am very pleased with my purchase. I originally intended it to be a palmtop upon which I...

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“My life in a box”

published 11/11/2001

Prolots of features, robust design, eavesdropping cap...

Consquite big, you have to get the screen at just the ...

No, I do not live on the streets!!! I am talking about my beloved Psion series 5. I have absolutely no idea how I survived BP (Before Psion!!) My life must have been in total dis-array, never being able to find important telephone numbers (you know, the one's that get scrawled across the back of...

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“Psion 5”

published 06/09/2001

ProBattery-Life, Excellent Keyboard, Fast & simple so...

ConsDimly lit screen, Size & Weight, Covering

The Psion 5 is getting a little long in the tooth now, but you'll find second hand versions croping up all over the place on auction sites. This is how I came by mine. Detractors my point at the bulkiness on the Psion 5, or it's lack of features such as colour screens, high-resolution, decent...

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Excellent

“Best 20 quid ever spent.”

published 28/03/2003

ProEasy to use quality handheld computer.

ConsShort battery life so get a power unit.

Yeah, that's right. I bought my fully working Psion 5 for a ridiculous £20 from a bloke at work who had had it for years and never really used it. Just think of what £20 gets you these days. 8 pints of beer, a taxi ride of about 30 miles, half a pair of jeans, or one training shoe. I've owned my...

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Excellent

“Psion's Masterpiece”

published 14/03/2001

ProGood built in software and connectivity

ConsSlow backups. Lack of colour screen when compared ...

Where can I start? I bought this piece of computing ingenuity at the end of 1999. Initially its smart design and fantastic range of available software suitably impressed me. The word processor is particularly useful if you happen to be on a train and need to continue with an important report, as...

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Good

ProGreat features

Consweb browser is pretty bad, not super reliable

i have had my psion for 12 months and i love the functionality like email, a spreadsheet, word, database, calendar and global time - all of which I used constantly whilst on the road. Battery time was also excellent and the ease with which it interacted with my Siemens S25 mobile phone was great...

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Excellent

“Great handheld / PDA”

published 25/10/2000

ProSize, Speed, Battery life of 25 hours on 2xAAs

Consscreen contrast occasionlly unclear

The Psion 5mx is a small stylish handheld computer/PDA. In a sleek silver grey case, it has a unique fold out keyboard. The PDA comes in at easily a 1/4 the size of a slim notebook PC, and despite its compact nature it is very easy to get to a good typists speed. It comes bundled with a web...

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Super

Proa good package, good design

Consslightly too big

I own a series 5mx and I find it ideal for everyday use. With practice I can touchtype on the keyboard even though it is tiny and I have huge fingers. The keyboard folds out to give a much bigger area than first seems practical. With the pointer-stick it is easy to control the interface and...

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Excellent

“Outdated, but great”

published 27/06/2000

ProLoads of software, does everything, best PDA keybo...

ConsA bit fragile

Take these opinions as valid for the 5MX too, it's about the same. This machine is one of the best things I've ever owned, it's been so useful. I can type stuff on it, organise my life, sort out finances, keep databases, access the internet, record sounds, draw sketches, play games and more. It's...

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Product Information : Psion Series 5mx

Manufacturer's product description

The Psion Series 5mx is the out-of-the-box mobile computing solution for busy executives and professionals like you. Delivering remarkable speed, connectivity and functionality, the Psion Series 5mx is a leader in palm computing. While the Psion Series 5mx is independently powerful, it also connects seamlessly to your desktop PC creating expansive opportunities for PC synchronization and file sharing. From top to bottom, inside and out, the Psion Series 5mx is your powerhouse to working freely on the go. The fast processor delivers speedy communications so you stay on top of business even when you are traveling. High screen resolution allows you to view full-page width documents, e-mails, and Web pages without horizontal scrolling! All of these features and more in a tiny easy-to-carry device! Infrared technology incorporated into the device lets you send files wirelessly to an infrared printer, or to other 5mx device. High-specification infrared software even allows the beaming of business cards and agenda entries. There is even a digital voice recorder offering 60 minutes of voice recording time so you can record reminders and notes to yourself. The recorder even works when the unit is closed!

Product Details

Product Description: Psion Series 5mx - handheld - EPOC32

Product Type: Handheld

Operating System: EPOC32

Display: Monochrome - 640 x 240

Processor: ARM ARM710T

Processor Clock Speed: 36 MHz

RAM: 16 MB

Battery: AA type

Battery Run Time: Up to 30 hours

Dimensions (WxDxH): 17 cm x 2.3 cm x 9 cm, 170 mm x 23 mm x 90 mm

Weight: 354 g

Colour: Grey

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

Localisation: English

General

MPN: 1900-0103-03, MS5MX, 1900014201, 1900010302, 1900010301

Product Type: Handheld

Operating System: EPOC32

Display

Type: Monochrome

Resolution: 640 x 240

Colour Depth: 4-bit (16 grey levels)

Processor

Processor: ARM ARM710T

Processor Clock Speed: 36 MHz

Memory

RAM: 16 MB

ROM: 8 MB - ROM

Multimedia

Audio: Microphone , speaker

Input Device

Type: Keyboard, touch-screen

Software

Preloaded Software: Agenda, Jotter, Contacts, Web Browser, E-mail, Word, Sheet, Data, Calculador, Time, Sketch, Record, PsiWin, Bombs

System Requirements for PC Connection

OS Required: Microsoft Windows 95/98, Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 or later

Expansion and Connectivity

Expansion Slots: 1 x CompactFlash Card - type II

Interfaces: 1 x serial RS-232 ¦ 1

Battery

Installed Qty (Max Supported): 2 (installed) / 2 (max)

Technology: Alkaline - AA type

Run Time: Up to 30 hours

Miscellaneous

Colour: Grey

Included Accessories: Stylus

Cables Included: 1 x serial cable

Localisation: English

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 17 cm, 170 mm

Depth: 2.3 cm, 23 mm

Height: 9 cm, 90 mm

Weight: 354 g

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 50 °C

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - 1 year

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