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Pocket PC Comparison
By Chris De Herrera, Copyright 2000, 2001, All Rights Reserved
Revised 4/17/2001

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Introduction

This is a hardware comparison of the new Pocket PCs.  This comparison is based on information provided by the hardware manufacturers.

Standard Pocket PCs - A-C

Manufacturer Askey Casio Casio Casio Compaq Compaq Compaq
Pocket PC Piccolo PC 010 E-115 E-125 EM-500 iPAQ H3600 Pocket PC (3135, 3630, 3650, 3635, 3670) iPAQ H3100 Pocket PC Aero 1550
Pocket PC Version Standard Professional Professional Professional Professional Professional Professional
CPU LinkUp L7200 (ARM720 based) NEC Vr4121 Mips NEC Vr4122 Mips NEC Vr4122 Mips Intel StrongARM, SA-1110 Intel StrongARM, SA-1110 NEC Mips
Speed - MHZ 131 150 150 206 206 70
Cache 8k data, 16k code 16k data, 32k code 16k data, 32k code 8k data, 16k code 8k data, 16k code
RAM 8 MB SDRAM 32 MB 32 MB 16 MB 32 MB, 64 MB 3670 16 MB 16 MB
ROM 8 MB 16 MB 16 MB 16 MB 16 MB Flash 16 MB Flash 16 MB Rom
Storage Multimedia Card CompactFlash type II CompactFlash type II Secure Digital/Multimedia Card NONE - Requires additional CompactFlash jacket or PC Card jacket NONE - Requires additional CompactFlash jacket or PC Card jacket CompactFlash type I
Screen Type CSTN TFT TFT TFT 3135 - CSTN, others Reflective TFT STN STN
Screen Size - Pixels 320 x 240 320 x 240 320 x 240 320 x 240 320 x 240 320 x 240 320 x 240
# of Colors Gray Scale 65,536 65,536 65,536 3135 - 16 (gray scale)
Others 4096
15 (Gray Scale) 16 (Gray Scale)
Pixel Size .24 mm .24 mm .24 mm .24 mm .24 mm .24 mm
Screen Size - Diagonal 3.93 inches 3.93 inches 3.93 inches 3.77 inches, 96 mm 3.77 inches, 96 mm 4.02 inches
Backlight Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes - sidelight Yes - sidelight Yes
Serial Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
USB No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Infrared (IrDA) Yes, 1.0 Yes, 1.0 Yes, 1.2 Yes, 1.2 Yes Yes Yes
Audio Stereo Stereo Stereo Stereo Stereo Mono
Included Hardware Built-in 19.2k modem AC Adapter, Cradle AC Adapter, USB Cradle AC Adapter, USB Cable AC Adapter, USB Cradle, 3635 includes CF Sleeve AC Adapter, Serial Cable AC Adapter, Serial Cable, Slip Case
Software in ROM Mobile Calendar, Mobile Address Book, Menu, CF Backup, E-Mail Setup Tool, AOL Mail Mobile Calendar, Mobile Address Book, Menu, CF Backup, E-Mail Setup Tool, AOL Mail Mobile Calendar, Mobile Address Book, Menu, CF Backup, E-Mail Setup Tool, AOL Mail QMenu (CF Backup/Restore, Auto Run, Self Test), QStart, QLaunch, Asset Viewer, Picture Viewer, Packet Video (MPEG4  videos) QMenu (CF Backup/Restore, Auto Run, Self Test), QStart, QLaunch, Asset Viewer, Picture Viewer, Packet Video (MPEG4  videos) QMenu (CF Backup/Restore, Auto Run, Self Test), QStart, QLaunch, Asset Viewer, Picture Viewer, Packet Video (MPEG4  videos)
Software on CD Mobile Camera, Mobile Video Player, Mobile Video Converter, Audible, Zio Golf Demo Mobile Camera, Mobile Video Player, Mobile Video Converter, Audible, Zio Golf Demo Mobile Camera, Mobile Video Player, Mobile Video Converter, Mobile Picture Player, Audible Manager 2.5, Zio Golf Demo, bTask, Mobile E-Mailer, Mobile Video Player for PC, MailSetup Manager for Cassiopeia, Enterprise Harmony 99 iPAQ Virtual Tour, Ilium eWallet, Ilium ListPro iPAQ Virtual Tour, Ilium eWallet, Ilium ListPro
Batteries 2 AA ni MH Lithium Ion, replaceable Lithium Ion, replaceable Lithium Ion 950 mAh Lithium Polymer, not replaceable 950 mAh Lithium Polymer, not replaceable Lithium Ion, replaceable
Battery Life - Hours 6 hours 6 hours 6 hours up to 12 hours up to 14 hours up to 14 hours
Backup Battery CR-2016 CR-2032 CR-2032 CR-2032 Internal, 24 hours Internal, 24 hours CR-2032
Charger - Output 9 v DC, 500 mA 5 v DC, 2 A 5.9 v DC, 2 A 5.9 v DC, 2 A 5v DC, 2A 5v DC, 2A 5v DC, 2A
Charger - Input 100-120v 50/60 hz 100-120v 50/60 hz 100-120v 50/60 hz 110-220v 50/60 hz 110-220v 50/60 hz 100-240v 50/60 hz
Size 125 x 85 x 25 mm 5.125 x 3.25 x .75 inches, 131.2 x 83.6 x 20 mm 5.125 x 3.25 x .75 inches, 131.2 x 83.6 x 20 mm 5.039 x 3.22 x .74 inches, 128 x 81.8 x 18.9 mm 5.11 x 3.28 x .62 inches, 130 x 83.5 x 15.9 mm 5.11 x 3.28 x .62 inches, 130 x 83.5 x 15.9 mm 5.11 x 3.28 x.62 inches, 130 x 83.5 x 15.9 mm
Weight 260 g 9 ounces, 255 g 9 ounces, 250 g 9 ounces, 250 g 6.3 ounces, 179 g 5.7 ounces, 163.5 g 5.2 ounces, 150 g
Case Type Painted Plastic Painted Plastic Painted Plastic, multiple colors - burgundy, yellow, green, red, blue Metalized Plastic Metalized Plastic Plastic
Price $199 $599 $549 $499 $499 $349 $299
Availability NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW Discontinued
Reviews The Gadgeteer.com, Pocket PC FAQ, ZDNet Pocket PC FAQ Pocket PC FAQ Brighthand
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E-115

EM-500 - Slate Blue
EM-500 - Sky Blue
EM-500 - Red

iPAQ H3135
iPAQ H3650
, iPAQ H3635

Aero 1550

E-115

E-125

EM-500

iPAQ H3130
iPAQ H3660
, iPAQ H3630

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Standard Pocket PCs - H-Z

Manufacturer Hewlett Packard Hewlett Packard Intermec Palmax  Palmax Palmax
Pocket PC 540 Series (540/545/548) 520 Series
(525)
P70 PD-131 PD-60M PD-600C
Pocket PC Version Professional Professional Professional Professional
CPU Hitachi 7709 SH3 Hitachi 7709 SH3 Intel StrongARM, SA-1110 Nec vR4121a Mips Intel StrongARM, SA-1110  Intel StrongARM, SA-1110 
Speed - MHZ 133 133 206 131 206 206
Cache 16k code/data 16k code/data 8k data, 16k code 8k data, 16k code 8k data, 16k code 8k data, 16k code
RAM 16 MB - 540/545, 32 MB 548 16 MB 16 MB 16 or 32 MB 16 or 32 MB 16 or 32 MB
ROM 16 MB 16 MB 16 or 32 MB
Storage CompactFlash type I CompactFlash type I CompactFlash type I CompactFlash - type II Multimedia Card PC Card type II
Screen Type CSTN CSTN STN Reflective TFT TFT
Screen Size - Pixels 320 x 240 320 x 240 320 x 240 320 x 240 320 x 240 32- x 24-
# of Colors 4096 256 Gray Scale 256 16(gray scale) 65,535
Pixel Size .24 mm
Screen Size - Diagonal 3.75 inches 3.75 inches 3.9 inches
Backlight Yes Yes Yes Yes, front light Yes Yes
Serial Yes - 540/545 purchase cable Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
USB Yes No No Yes
Infrared (IrDA) Yes Yes Yes, 115.2k Yes, 115,2k Yes Yes
Audio Stereo Stereo Stereo Stereo Stereo Stereo
Included Hardware AC Adapter

540 - Serial Cable
545 - USB Cradle
548 - Serial Cable & USB Cradle

AC Adapter, Serial Cable, Slip Case AC Adapter, Serial Cradle, Slip Case AC Adapter, Serial Cradle, Digital Camera built-in 56k modem built-in 56k modem
Software in ROM Landware Omnisolve, Socket Communications Ethernet Driver, Peacemaker, HP Settings, Backup, Home, Task Switcher, game buttons, HP Security Landware Omnisolve, Socket Communications Ethernet Driver, HP Info Exchange, HP Settings, Backup, Home, Task Switcher, game buttons, HP Security CF Backup, Expenses, Your Desktop
Software on CD AOL Mail, Yahoo Messenger, Music Match (desktop), Sierra Image Expert CE 2.0, Phatware HPC Notes 3.03 lite edition, HP Jetsend 2.0, Inso QuickView Plus 2.0 Yahoo Messenger, Music Match (desktop),  Phatware HPC Notes 3.03 lite edition, AudiblePlayer 2.0, EZOS - EZ WAP, Zio Interactive Inc-BubbleBlaster, Fun2Link
Batteries Lithium Ion, not replaceable Lithium Ion, not replaceable Lithium Ion Lithium Ion Lithium Ion Lithium Ion
Battery Life - Hours 8 hours 8 hours 8 hours
Backup Battery Internal, 5 day Internal, 5 day internal
Charger - Output 5v DC, 2.5A 5v DC, 2.5A 9V
Charger - Input 100-240v 50/60 hz 100-240v 50/60 hz 85-2265v, 50/60 hz
Size 5.2 x 3.1 x .6 inches, 130 x 78 x 16 mm 5.2 x 3.1 x .7 inches, 130 x 78 x 17 mm 5.4 x 3.8 x .6 inches 130 x 86 x 20 mm 13.5 mm thick
Weight 9 ounces, 255 g 8 ounces, 230 g 5.3 ounces 230 g
Case Type Painted Metal Alloy Painted Metal Alloy Plastic Plastic
Price 540 $499, 545 $499, 548, $599 525 $359 $449.95
Availability NOW NOW NOW 10/2000 11/2000 12/2000
Reviews CNet, Pocket PC FAQ, PDABuzz, Smaller.com, The Pocket PC PeopleZDNet
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Jornada 545

Jornada 525

Jornada 545
Jornada 548

Jornada 525

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Jornada 545

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