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Visor Deluxe Vs PalmVx

Fri Oct 15, 1999 - 2:54 PM EDT - By James Hromadka


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When the Visor was introduced, many people felt that the only thing that it was missing was the small size of the Palm V organizer. On October 4, 1999, 3COM introduced the Palm Vx, which includes Palm OS 3.3 and 8MB of RAM. Now the big question - is the newer OS and form factor worth the additional $200.00?

To find out, we need to first compare the basic features. Below is an at-a-glance comparison between the Visor Deluxe and the Palm Vx organizers, and on the next page I will discuss the differences.

Palm Vx Visor Deluxe
Price (MSRP) $449.99 $250
Memory 8 MB 8 MB
Processor DragonBall EZ 20 Mhz DragonBall EZ 16 Mhz
FlashROM Yes (696 KB available for FlashPRO) No
PalmOS 3.3 3.1H
Dimensions/
Weight
4.7" x 3.2" x 0.4"4 oz 4.8" x 3.0" x 0.7"5.4 oz
Screen 2.242" x 3.075" 2.395" x 3.19"
Applications Standard Apps,IRSync Enhanced Calendar & Calculator, World Clock
Battery Internal rechargeable 2 AAAs
Cradle Serial Cradle USB Cradle


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