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The MOST Expensive DISPOSABLE GADGET

bycaligulanasty May 30, 2005
7 Helpfuls 8 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros nice colors, powerful processing capabilities, versatility
Cons read my whole review
Recommended it? No

The MOST Expensive DISPOSABLE GADGET Ever INVENTED in the world of
business.

you don't have an idea how annoyed I am finding my self in this dead-end situation loosing all the money I had invested on it, and also the time it took to learn how to use it, because this is not an easy... Read full review »

7

Medical personnel's dream machine.

byac808 May 6, 2003
4 Helpfuls 5 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Sleek, intelligent case. Price and compatibility. Software abundance.
Cons Slow speed when processor stressed. Operating system glitches. Screen lighting.
Recommended it? Yes

The 3835 is definitely worth the money, depending on how much money you are paying for it.

Pros

Case--For a medical student/resident the 3835 with attached case is ideal. It fits in the pocket of your white coat, and can take all kinds of abuse with little to no damage to the... Read full review »

9

Combines so many things in to one

byRsuiter Mar 19, 2003
1 Helpfuls 2 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Easy to read, even outside. Fast and multi tasking, windows media player. Cheap.
Cons Won't turn off when it's on the cradle. Could have a compact flash slot.
Recommended it? Yes

Going in to college I needed something that could help schedule and manage my life. Simply having pocket Word and Excel has made things so much easier. I added a 128 meg Secure Digital card and filled it up with mp3's. This thing makes an excellent mp3 player as well with the built in windows media... Read full review »

7

My information is lost again!?!

byturtlegirl7 Feb 16, 2003
2 Helpfuls 3 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Very compatible with Desktop PC.
Cons No hard drive, short battery life!
Recommended it? No

After trying out the Compaq iPaq Pocket PC H3835 unit, I was both elated and utterly disappointed. The functions and capabilities of this unit are marvelous. It will sync with Outlook, it records your voice, and even plays MP3 files! However, the ultra-short battery life does not give you enough... Read full review »

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Great Pocket PC, but a few annoyances

bywarpflux0 Jan 8, 2003
6 Helpfuls 7 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Bright Screen (no dust!), Software Bundle, SD Slot, Comes with cover, great text...
Cons various "annoyances", can shut off at random, charges at random!, no power...
Recommended it? Yes

iPAQ's are coming along, but still have some glitches to remove. After having a 3600 series which ALWAYS had dust behind the screen, and had a scratch preventing proper text recognition, I welcomed the opportunity to upgrade to the 3835. Out of the box the unit looked wonderful, and even came with... Read full review »

5

In all respects a wonderful product!

bylyzer Dec 11, 2002
3 Helpfuls 4 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Simple to use. Compact design. Good color screen.
Cons Troublsome protective case. Freezes once in a while.
Recommended it? Yes

All in all this product is very good. It features PocketPC 2002 which has an intuitive interface design. It makes it very easy to access the most important parts straight from the "desktop" such as tasks and email. Using the bundled software, which is quite abundant, you can do everything from... Read full review »

1

My other brain :)

bynjfreeagent Nov 6, 2002
12 Helpfuls 13 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Durability, looks, battery life, available software, memory capacity, beautiful display.
Cons Synchronizing with desktop machines can be hit and miss. Cheesy protective cover.
Recommended it? Yes

I won't regurgitate the other fine information I've seen in my peer reviewers' notes, because for the most part I would agree with what they've observed; except for some obviously subjective issues such as battery life (depends on your intended use - I only need to recharge every 2-3 days and I... Read full review »

1

Palm Convert

bymesinfull Oct 30, 2002
6 Helpfuls 7 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Ease of setup-Bundled software-Sync is easy-SD memory slot-Better battery-Great extras to...
Cons Need to reset it a lot!-Battery life can differ GREATLY-Price!
Recommended it? Yes

Let me start by saying I thought palm WAS the PDA market! Then came the iPaq 3835, the first time I picked it up I fell in love.

The color screen was great, the software that came preloaded was perfect for my needs. Then I noticed the Terminal Services client WOW! It did take some... Read full review »

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Think carefully before purchasing...

byMediaLabGuy Oct 29, 2002
16 Helpfuls 17 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Full of features - Pocket PC 2002, SD expansion slot
Cons Heavy, expensive, poor battery life, no built in CF slot
Recommended it? No

I've owned well over 10 PDAs, and the iPaq 3835 is perhaps the most full-featured of all of them. If you're looking for something that nearly replaces your notebook computer, look no further. If you're looking for a PDA, you may want to think again.

POCKET PC 2002

The iPaq runs... Read full review »

1

The only PDA I've Actually Kept Using.

bymchatow Oct 8, 2002
7 Helpfuls 8 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Great screen. Extremely well designed interface. Easy to integrate with desktop PC.
Cons A little thicker than the thinest handhelds.
Recommended it? Yes

Having owned the Compaq 3835 for the past six months I can't imagine living without it.

From the Sharp Wizard to the first Palm OS PDA's to the HP Jornada, I've owned a myriad of handheld products designed to organize my life. Some I used for a few weeks,others made it a few months, but... Read full review »

4

Probably the Best One Out There

byturbojetta4 Oct 4, 2002
5 Helpfuls 6 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Small Size. Rich Color Screen. Many Features.
Cons High Price. Fragile. May Need to Purchase Additional Accessories.
Recommended it? Yes

This is probably the best PDA out there right now. Not only does it have a windows operating system, but it also has one of the best screens out there. The only problem that you may have is the need for optional accessories(memory, expansion packs, etc.) I use this PDA for personal use. The... Read full review »

42

View of a Recovering Palm Addict

bydkaakd Sep 24, 2002
25 Helpfuls 26 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Excellent color screen..Great Software right out of the box..Windows Interface..Well...
Cons OS Not as effecient as Palm..
Recommended it? Yes

Before I begin talking about why I like my new IPAQ 3835, let me start off by saying I have been an avid Palm user for the past four years and switching to a Pocket PC was no easy task (no pun intended). A few weeks ago my Palm Vx gave out. During the past few years I have had a Palm III, a Palm... Read full review »

3

The New Standard - iPAQ 3835

bychefboz Jul 27, 2002
17 Helpfuls 18 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Bright Screen, clear protective case, Fast processor, great software bundle, plenty of...
Cons a little bigger than some, other than that none
Recommended it? Yes

Compaq proves that they learn from experience. The 3800 series really exhibits a refinement and improvement on former models. Having upgraded from the 3765 the immediate improvements are obvious.

The first is a round stylus. Formerly you could only put the stylus in its holster one way --... Read full review »

2

iPAQ 3835 - What an improvement!

bymhammond1 Apr 26, 2002
12 Helpfuls 13 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Fantastic screen! Great battery life.
Cons Battery is not user replaceable
Recommended it? Yes

Compaq's new 3835 series iPAQ handhelds bring new meaning to color in handhelds. They boast a 16-bit (65k color) Color Reflective TFT display and is bright enough to see clearly outside on a sunny day. Compaq has also improved the battery life by about 20% (approximately 14 hours total on time)... Read full review »

1

Powerful enough

bykatotak Apr 4, 2002
3 Helpfuls 4 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Almost full compatible to PC. Plenty memory capacity. Beautiful Screen.
Cons Incompatible to Palm. Less freewares than Palm. No Zagat. Not free Vindigo.
Recommended it? Yes

I used to use Palm III, Visor Edge and Sony Clie N760C. Every time, the more I was getting used to each of them, the more I was struggled with limited capacity. Since I'm an international student, I definitely needed dictionary software, one of the bulky applications. Also, I wanted to view my... Read full review »

5

The Skinny on the Compaq Ipaq Model 3835/3850

byLogistician Mar 16, 2002
14 Helpfuls 15 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Awesome display,functionality,predictive text,form factor,on and on...
Cons None yet.
Recommended it? Yes

If you're reading this review, you're probably considering purchasing a new PDA, so I'll focus on the strengths and weaknesses of this unit, as I see them after using the unit heavily for the past 5-months.

1. Form Factor
While I don't make it a practice to "whip it out", I have had... Read full review »

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