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Which PDA to get if I don't need Wi-fi?

Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by dividedsky, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. dividedsky

    dividedsky Junior Member
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    which one is the best deal? I'd like to get a Palm but would consider pocket PC if wasn't too $$$.

    I don't need Wi-Fi/ bluetooth, and would certainly get an extra memory card.
    which model is the best? thanks
     
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  3. pillowhead

    pillowhead Senior Member
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    Get an old Tungsten E. Palm still sells them on their website in their factory outlet.

    http://store.palm.com/family/index.jsp?categoryId=1179667&clickid=mainnav_outlet_txt

    I bought an open box, blemished Tungsten E, and it was basically in absolutely perfect condition and it was ~$150. It had one very slight blemish on the metal encasing which was really barely noticeable and only in certain light. They also sell open box, unblemished stuff, too.
     
  4. orientedtoself

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    I got the bare-bones Palm Zire 31, and it works great for me. All I use it for is Epocrates and occasionally the calendar. About $130 on amazon.
     
  5. sscooterguy

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    If you're not going to use wifi, then I suggest you save your money. I use mine because our hospital allows us to download the latest labs, radiology, and path reports while rounding. I used to use it to look up drugs and antibiotics. However, my PDA is getting fixed right now, and I feel like I used it as a crutch. Now I reach for it almost as a reflex whenever I hear of a drug. However, I have begun to study a bit harder now, and am just getting off of my crutch, and I think its helping me. For my next rotation, I will probably only use the PDA to look up labs and stuff. I suggest you try and go without it. Get a new pharmacopeia and try that out.

    sscooterguy
     
  6. Adcadet

    Adcadet Long way from Gate 27
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    For the basic PDA I've been recommending the Palm E or E2.
     

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