HP iPAQ Pocket PC hx2790The HP iPAQ Pocket PC hx2790 is the perfect handheld computer for the professional who values the combination of the traditional, the familiar, and the versatile in technological innovations.

The HP iPAQ Pocket PC hx2790 stays true as the classic PDA, but with a different twist. It is designed to offer more than what we have been accustomed to. It performs all the basic functions we need from a PDA, but can satisfy our entertainment and business needs at the same time.

The PDA Meets the PC…in Your Pocket.

Let’s start first with the HP iPAQ Pocket PC HX2790′s simple, no-nonsense design. It has rounded corners with protective rubber inserts for extra grip. Obviously, it is basically designed to be durable and withstand abuse. It also has a sturdy frame and case, and like its older brothers, still comes with a protective plastic flip cover to protect the screen.

HP iPAQ Pocket PC hx2790The HP iPAQ hx2790′s 3.5-inch screen displays clearly, brightly and vivid enough, as it shows 65,536 colors, and features QVGA (240×320) resolution. This wonderful PDA has four instant-start application buttons just below the screen for quick and easy use, and its integrated biometric fingerprint reader helps protect data and prevent unwanted access to the system. Its security is also enhanced with HP ProtectTools software secured by Credant Technologies.

On top of the device, users will find slots for their flash memory. The HP iPaq hx2790 is equipped with both Secure Digital and CompactFlash expansion slots which accept even the slightly thicker CompactFlash hard drives (e.g. the IBM or the Hitachi Microdrive.) And if you’re one of those savvy, young professionals who like listening to music, this product will do you a lot of good as it has a standard headphone jack located next to the card slots.

But the flash memory slots and headphone jack are just the tip of the iceberg. The HP iPaq hx2790 has a top-speed 624MHz Intel XScale processor along with 256MB of memory, and boasts of having the Microsoft Windows Mobile 5 OS. Not only does it have the pocket versions of a more enhanced Word, Excel, Internet Explorer and Outlook, but it also has a nifty Powerpoint viewer.

Aside from these traditional and versatile features, the HP iPaq hx2790 also boasts of the familiar, as it comes with both Wi-Fi (802.11b) and Bluetooth radios, like many PDAs do today. Additionally, it has a Serial IR port to easily exchange data with other Serial IR enabled devices. Last but not the least, when it comes to battery life and performance, the HP iPAQ Pocket PC hx2790 outlasts the rest of the competition as its 1440 mAh removable/rechargeable battery has been tested to work more than 5 hours of continuous use.

So if you fall under the type who likes the simple and the functional, this handheld portable computer is the perfect one for you.

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Contributed by Ethel Kay Merioles, Product Reviewer