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A Controversial Question...

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Posted 6 years ago | Community | Chris Tilley 15 comments

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2019 is nearly upon us and as you know the admin team here at HPC:Factor are never ones to shy away from tackling the controversial questions, and this time we wanted to know something sure to kick up some debate.

So hit 'home' and head to the new HPC:Factor homepage poll and help set Rich Hawley off like a firework by telling us who you think manufactured "the best Handheld PC ever"?

Vote and let us know in the comments what the device is and why you think it deserves to be crowned best H/PC of all time!
Posted on 11 December 2018 at 17:30By Chris Tilley (C:Amie)

Comments on this article

C:Amie's Avatar C:Amie 11 December 2018 5:32:27 PM
It's the HP 320LX obviously... and if you expected me to say anything else... know that I'm very disappointed in you.
CE Geek's Avatar CE Geek 14 December 2018 3:36:10 AM
We did this a decade ago:


Let's see if attitudes have changed. (I voted for NEC then but HP now. It was a tough decision between the two both times.)
richpit's Avatar richpit 19 December 2018 1:08:37 PM
I was always a fan of the HP Jornada 720 series. But I don't know if I'd say it's the "best ever".

The NEC MobilePro 900 series was really nice, but HUGE.
Yoldering's Avatar Yoldering 21 December 2018 1:18:56 PM
Still the NEC 900. I recently saw a mini notebook that reminded me of it. I will search now for it. I really liked the size of the 900!
HPC:Fan's Avatar HPC:Fan 22 December 2018 11:53:54 AM
NEC made the most usable IMO. Casio made some "fun" ones and Sharp (like the Tripad) made some unique ones.
forbidden64's Avatar forbidden64 05 January 2019 1:36:49 AM
Having looked over the various brands, I'd have to say Hewlett Packard made the highest quality offerings in this sphere of products. I got into CE machines a bit later than most (about 2 months ago heh). I started wanting a 200LX, and ended wanting a 720. Instead, due to budget reasons I bought a Sharp Mobilon HC-4600. I still say HP is the best. The price of their now 20 year old(more or less) used models proves that they are just as useful today as they were then. Few technologies/brands can make such a staggering claim.
LYTE0NE's Avatar LYTE0NE 18 January 2019 12:51:19 PM
For me the HP Jornada 720 was the best and still have one and still works great :)
C:Amie's Avatar C:Amie 22 January 2019 6:01:00 PM
So far I am not surprised. If you are someone who voted for 'other', who are you voting for? Let us know here :)
Marie's Avatar Marie 18 February 2019 6:45:16 PM
Hello, I just joined your community. How I wish I had discover this site 20 years ago!

I began using an HP 200lx in 1994, I loved it and I still miss it (for some of its software, and because its keyboard allowed me to develop an as yet unmatched typing speed).

I now have an HP Jornada 720 and still use it regularly.
I lament that its CE 3.0 is not compatable with some of the wonderful phone aps.
ntware's Avatar ntware 23 February 2019 6:39:07 PM
I’m so disappointed that you guys didn’t include the NTT DoCoMo Sigmarion III on the list. I loved all HP Jornadas I had, but my Sig III was definitely a nice improvement over my 720 in terms of speed and software
Saidp's Avatar Saidp 12 March 2019 7:41:30 PM
Such a great website with loyal Handheld PC users and huge collection of Software for the most beautiful devices made in 90s and early 2000s. Thank you!
P.S. I am with my Jornada 720. I hope it will outlast my experimental projects with Linux on it.
Nuketank's Avatar Nuketank 19 April 2019 12:34:53 AM
I missed the poll, but you guys are making me want a Jornada 720.
I'll always love my iTronix T5200 though.
It's big, it's heavy, it's chunky, it's slow, its keyboard is weird, and its display is greyscale, but it'll survive things that the Jornada wishes it could.
I dropped it onto a scale at work, and I think it dented the scale ...
C:Amie's Avatar C:Amie 30 April 2019 2:27:01 PM
The poll is still on the home page Nuketank, go for it :)
Safetystephen's Avatar Safetystephen 30 July 2019 6:48:32 AM
I will always love my IBM WorkPad z50.
C:Amie's Avatar C:Amie 30 July 2019 10:29:38 AM
I always found the z50 an odd device. Well built, like most IBM things. Yet I never "got" who they were aiming it at. It was underpowered as it missed the StrongARM boat. Good keyboard though.
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