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HP iPAQ 1945 Pocket PC

by HP

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  • A thin, light, and affordable Pocket PC
  • Includes mobile versions of Microsoft Office: Pocket Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Integrated Bluetooth for wireless communication with other Bluetooth devices
  • Great multimedia features
  • What's in the box: iPaQ 1945, USB synchronization cable, AC Adapter, battery, charger adapter, audio adapter, iPAQ Pocket PC companion CD
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Product Manual [1.18mb PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 2.8 x 0.5 inches ; 4.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00009RL1W
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #92,415 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 20, 2003

Product Description

So thin and light, this HP iPAQ Pocket PC that actually fits in your pocket! Features an SD slot for flexibility in expansion and storage. With integrated Bluetooth, you can connect wirelessly to the Internet and corporate data, and keeps you productive outside of the office. Includes mobile versions of Microsoft Office, and it's wireless-ready with the addition of an SDIO WLAN 802.11b card (sold separately). Features a 64MB Synchronous SDRAM (56MB main) memory, and Samsung (2410) 266 MHz processor. It's powered by Microsoft Windows Pocket PC 2003 Professional, and has a 3.5" viewable image size with a 64K color, 16-bit touch-sensitive TFT LCD. The unit has an ergonomic design; two alarm settings; and audio system. Includes USB cable; and A/C, charger and audio adapters. 4.37 oz. 2-3/4Wx4-15/32Lx1/2D".

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Definitly worth the money.
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As an example, impact and/or shock from dropping the iPAQ Pocket PC to concrete will typically show signs of case damage.
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That was just the beginning of my problems.
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145 of 149 people found the following review helpful By M. Nichols on July 26, 2003
The iPAQ 1945, also sold as the iPAQ 1940, is the first in a line of planned successors to the iPAQ 1910. HP has addressed many of the concerns that 1910 users had, namely that the 1910 was too slow and lacked hardware expansion options. The 1945 is powered by a new 266MHz processor from Samsung which rivals, and sometimes surpasses, the usable speed of many XScale chips from Intel. Other features of the iPAQ 1945 include 64MB of RAM (56MB of which are user accessible), a crisp, bright transflective color screen, onboard Bluetooth wireless, and a Secure Digital slot which can use SD flash memory cards and SDIO peripherals such as 802.11b WLAN cards.
Windows Mobile 2003 for Pocket PC replaced Pocket PC 2002 as the most current Pocket PC OS in June 2003 and comes installed on the 1945. While the version of Windows Mobile 2003 pre-installed on the iPAQ lacks a few minor applications (such as Microsoft Reader), each can be downloaded for free. Because HP left the choice to the end-user, the iPAQ File Store - unused space on the ROM - has over 13MB free for software, files, etc.
As I mentioned before, the Samsung processor keeps the 1945 moving along very well. Having recently used an iPAQ 5450 (400Mhz PXA250 XScale), a Toshiba e755 (400MHz PXA255 XScale) and a Toshiba e355 (300MHz PXA255 XScale), I can say that, from a casual use point-of-view, the iPAQ 1945 surpasses the speed of the iPAQ 5450 and Toshiba e355 and feels basically on level with the Toshiba e755. One of the touted benefits of the Samsung processor is long battery life, and while I didn't get the eight hours that HP suggested I might, I got almost seven hours use out of the 1945 with the backlight on its lowest setting before I had to recharge; a very good result.
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94 of 96 people found the following review helpful By Joel Goodson on August 15, 2003
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I felt compelled to write a review of this great device after reading a terribly uniformed review from someone that doesn't even own the device.
The good!
Size - The smallest on the market. Fits nicely in your pocket without feeling like you're carrying a brick, unlike so many other PPCs.
Speed - Many benchmarks rate this unit faster than the 2215, which uses a 400mhz Intel processor. Audio, video playback is smooth as can be. It is plenty fast.
Bluetooth - Bluetooth(bt) allows this device to be every bit as capable and expandable as the larger and more expensive devices. Bluetooth applications include:
Link to bt GPS for real-time driving and mapping directions
Link to bt cell phone for mobile remote dial up
Link to PC for wireless sycing, printing, and browsing.
Expandable - SD, WiFi, and even a combo card with WiFi and 256MG will be available.
Screen - The best screen on the market (except for the 1910)
Battery - Battery performance is adequate. You can by an additional battery for pretty cheap if needed.
Cons!
Non-standard headphone jack - It comes with an adapter that works very well, but it is still a much bigger inconvenience than I expected.
Screen - The screen puts a yellow tint on stark white when you tilt the unit away from you. I barely notice it, and don't think this is a big issue, but I've read where others are put off by it. The screen is still one of the best on the market.
No docking station - Not a big issue for me, especially with the Bluetooth.
In summary:
With the exception of commercial grade infrared (the 1945 has IR, just not commercial grade) which would allow it to be used as a universal remote, there is nothing this PPC can't do that the bigger and more expensive devices do. It is the best PPC on the market in my opinion.
If size is important, you can't do better than the 1945. If a very compact size (and money) isn't important to you I suggest the 2215.
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68 of 70 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 16, 2003
First off, I feel the criticisms of the 2-star review posted July 25th need to be addressed, because some of them are in error (why do people write reviews for things they don't own?)...
1). The ARM9 core Samsung S3C2410 CPU in the 1945 is actually quite fast. Don't be fooled by a 266MHz clock speed compared to 400MHz XScale devices - this device runs multimedia apps and games faster than most other PocketPC models. I've done the benchmarks and framerate tests myself - it's impressive. Why? because despite the XScale hype, almost no apps or games are optimized for this Intel CPU, so ARM based processors can actually perform faster. The Samsung CPU also handles many functions internally, while the XScales still rely on a 100MHz external bus (the new PXA-255 processors use a 200MHz internal bus). Also, the 1945 isn't any 'hotter' than other PocketPC models I have owned. In fact, it stays quite cool.
2). The 1945 has 56.66MB of available system RAM out of 64 - NOT 46. It also has approx. 13MB of additional flash file storage that can be used for anything - so the device really comes with approx. 70MB of available RAM!
3). Bluetooth is essential. I use it to surf the web wirelessly at home and sync. It works great, and is quite fast. Be sure to select a Belkin or other Class 1 long-range USB dongle and read Brighthand or other PocketPC forums for tips on how to properly set it all up. It's also great if you have a BT cell phone.
4). The 30 minute battery "guess" for WiFi SD use is wrong. I get 2.5+ hours playing hardcore games with brightness and sound on full blast, 4 hours playing MP3 with the light on (6-7 hours with it off). And yes, a 256MB flash/WiFi combo so you can have both expansion RAM and wireless.
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