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HP1910 - performance on a budget
on 13 April 2003
Having owned a palm for 18 months I decided to upgrade to a pocket pc. I selected the HP 1910 based on price and performance.
When you open the box you are greeted by a small and light weight handheld pc. It is smaller and lighter than other iPaqs available and looks great with its silver finish. Setup is straight forward and after installing the software on my PC and connecting the USB cable I was able to synchronize data between my desktop pc and the handheld.
The software included with the pocket PC covers Word, Excel and Outlook but Microsoft and HP provide comprehensive support for the product and there is a wealth of additional free software you can install. Windows media player needs to be installed and plays both WMA and MP3 audio files and WMV video too.
Good points of the HP1910:
- Small size and weight
- Removable battery, you can buy a spare one and carry it with you.
- Good software suite
- Clear colour screen
- Comes with an SD/MMC card slot for storage of files and applications exceeding the 64MB internal RAM.
Bad points of the HP1910:
- You don’t get a case with it, you can buy on separately, but the screen attracts dust
- The buttons on the device may be too small for those with big fingers.
- It doesn’t come with a docking cradle, only a cable, but again this is available at extra cost.
- No Wi-fi or Bluetooth, only IR port.
Overall, it is a solid piece of kit that will meet the needs of all but the most demanding of users. It is underpowered compared to the newest of Pocket PCs but is a great all-rounder and ideal for those taking their first steps into the realm of handheld computing. It is easy to use and looks sleeker than some other handhelds. If you need wireless networking or Bluetooth you should look to another handheld in the iPaq range.