A Little Pricey But Worth It
Power, Storage, Connectivity, Expandability and Security
The Bottom Line:
If it is within the budget I would definitely recommend. It looks good, feels good and most importantly functions exceptionally well.
The HX2750 is my first foray into the world of PDAs. Up until this point I had resisted the urge. I already had my Toshiba notebook and three desktop PCs so how could I justify the expense of what I perceived to be just another expensive "toy"?
Well with my travel frequency on the increase and functionality of PDAs improving all the time I decided it was time to take the plunge and invest in one myself. Once that decision was made, deciding on the HX2750 was easy. I wanted power, storage, connectivity and expandability, the HX2750 provides all this and more.
Intel? PXA270 Processor 624 MHz
The fastest of the PDA processors on the market when purchased.
Windows Mobile™ 2003 software - Second Edition
256 MB total memory (128 MB ROM and 128 MB SDRAM); Up to 185 MB user available memory (includes 80 MB iPAQ File Store)
3.5" Transflective TFT QVGA; 64K colors; portrait and landscape mode.
For many, this is viewed as a negative in their reviews. Personally I find the screen to be bright and clear and all that I would ever need but it isn't VGA and as such may not be as color accurate, though personally I couldn't ask for better.
Wi-Fi (802.11b), Bluetooth? wireless technology, Serial IR
The HX2750 works well with all of the connectivity options easily controllable via the HP management application providing a range of options, profiles and security.
Integrated Compact Flash Type II (CF) and Secure Digital (SDIO) slots - Supports SD/MMC type standard, SDIO ready
The expansion slots provide for plenty of opportunity for expansion with a wide range of proprietary and third party accessories available.
User replaceable 1440 mAh Lithium Ion battery
The standard battery easily handles several days of PIM and file access/editing usage without recharging but if heavy usage of WIFI or Bluetooth activity on battery is expected then the optional extended 2880 mAh Lithium-Ion battery should be considered. It has been reported that WIFI and Bluetooth can drain the battery at a rate of approximately 25% per hour.
With battery charging options being via AC Adapter, Car Adapter or USB cable, all of which are supplied, I have found no problems with keeping the battery charged and ready.
Dimensions (L x W x H):
4.71 x 3.01 x .65 in.
The physical design of the HX2750 is one of its most pleasing aspects. A hard plastic flip cover (removable) that stays up when flipped up protects the display, rubber side grips provide a comfortable and just as importantly, a secure grip.
The look and feel of the HX2750 is excellent
One-year parts and labor. 90 days technical support for software.
Biometric fingerprint reader, HP ProtectTools secured by CREDANT Technologies
Personally I am not overly concerned with this level of security though I had to try it out. Once I had set up the security and became used to the fingerprint scanner it did work well and has obvious advantages for those who see this level of security as a must.
Pocket versions of Word, Excel, Internet Explorer, Outlook, Pictures, Terminal Services, MSN Messenger, Solitaire, Jawbreaker, ActiveSync, Calculator and Windows Media Player 9 from Microsoft. HP Image Zone, HP Wireless, VPN support, LEA, HP Mobile Printing, iPAQ Backup, HP Profiles and iTask task manager from HP.
The software bundle is a little light but I was more concerned with the hardware I was receiving rather than the software it was bundled with.
The one downside of the HX2750 is the price. It is a little high but considering what you are getting it isn't that bad. Definitely priced and marketed for the professional.