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Psion Series 5MX Palmtop Computer

by Psion

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  • 16 MB of memory
  • Powerful ARM710T processor
  • Access to thousands of names, addresses, phone numbers, and appointments
  • Built-in e-mail
  • Backlit touch-sensitive screen
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Product Details

Product Manual [2.99mb PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 3.5 x 0.9 inches ; 12.5 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00000JX3C
  • Item model number: 5MX
  • Batteries 2 AA batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #589,751 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 4, 1999

Product Description

Amazon.com

The Psion Series 5mx is the latest palmtop from Psion. With your Series 5mx you'll have double the organizing power you've come to expect from the Psion Series 5.

With twice the power from a new ARM710T processor and 16 MB of memory, you literally have access to thousands of names, addresses, phone numbers, and appointments, plus built-in e-mail for the freedom to work anywhere. Hidden within the uniquely designed case is a wealth of features not seen in other palmtop computers. To discover what we mean, just click Technical Data and read for yourself.

Created with the mobile user in mind, the Series 5mx has many built-in features to communicate with other devices and log on to the Internet. It has the ability to synchronize with your PC so you can organize your daily routine from either your PC or Psion.

Whatever you're doing, wherever you are, the new Psion Series 5mx palmtop computer helps you communicate with colleagues and friends, organize your business and private agendas, and connect with your desktop PC and familiar office tools.


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

What a delight to enter data with a real keyboard.
llama lee
I haven't dealt with customer service since I have had no problems with it at this point.
Gary
Synchronization with Outlook is excellent with latest software.
Michael A. Kinsella

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

68 of 69 people found the following review helpful By Kim Taylor Swanson on July 26, 2000
Having used the 5mx for nearly a year now, and the Psion 3a for several years prior, the 5mx has become indispensable. All contacts and schedule/agenda keep my life in order, but hey, any Palm platform can do this. Where the Psion really excells is in its ability to become a near desktop (or laptop) equivalent in your pocket, and therefore be with you all the time. As a physician, I use it for all office notes, and with a slick program called ChartNotes, can convert notes to letters, etc. While this program will only appeal to a select audience, it points out the versatility of the platform, with literally hundreds of programs and applications available, most either free or for a modest sum, easily obtainable on the web, directly downloadable, for whatever the user's interest or occupation is. The ability of the accompanying PsiWin to seamlessly synchronize with MS Outlook, both for schedules, contacts, and emails, as well as allow rapid direct printing or faxing, and rapid transfer and conversion of Word, spreadsheet, and data base files makes the 5mx an extension of the desktop. Indeed, this redefines the concept of "personal computer", as for me, in order to be truly personal, it needs to be where I am, always available, all the time. This is much more than just an "organizer" or PDA. I find myself doing at least 50% of my "computing time" at my Psion. The 56K travel modem also allows me to retrieve emails, and fax off documents. The small (monochrome) screen makes web browsing sub-optimal, which is about all I end up using my desk top PC for now. The EPOC platform never crashes, even when running multiple files and programs simutaneously. I only wish Windows was as robust!
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Fredrik Adilz on July 19, 2000
I've had my 5mx for a year now and I love it. The native applications are great, the OS is very stable, the batteries last, and the keyboard is the best I've seen. etc, etc.
However, I thought it would be more interesting to highlight some of the non-standard things you can do:
o For truly mobile email, I use an Ericsson sh888 which connects via an infra-red link. Works in Europe and Far East. For the US you would need a different phone (triband?).
o Routplanner gives you mobile maps and route planning. Add on a GPS (I use an old Garmin GPSII+) and the map follows your position - this is a superb package which really works well in the car. I attach the GPS to the dashboard with velcro and the 5mx connects with a cable. Now that the GPS signal is no longer degraded, the accuracy is good enough for street level navigation.
o You can swap compact flash cards with a suitable digital camera - and send them as attachments to an email. I use a Kodak DC240. Great for postcards.
o The Opera web-browser is just out and will get you onto your hotmail account and other sites that require SSL security. I personnally only use the web on the move when I need to retrieve specific pages, because portable phones are still too slow for true browsing. You could of course get the infrared modem which gives you 50k when connected to a landline.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Mark Henderson on February 14, 2001
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I'm a long time Palm user. After two days with the 5mx, I'm a convert.
The bad news about the 5mx: It is larger than a Palm III, Palm V, Visor, etc. The screen contrast isn't great.
The good news:
1. It has a keyboard. I find input of text much faster and easier than the Palm even though I am fairly experienced with Graffiti.
2. It has 16MB of RAM and is expandable with off the shelf CompactFlash cards. One of the first things I did was purchase a 48MB CompactFlash card.
3. You can program in perl, java, or python on the 5mx.
4. There is a lot of freeware/shareware available. Not as much as for the Palm, but still I find that software is available to duplicate almost all the functions that I used on the Palm.
5. The 5mx can multitask.
6. The built-in Email client can use POP/IMAP/SMTP to fetch and deliver mail to an ISPs mail server.
7. The screen is big enough that web browsing on the 5mx is actually fairly practical.
8. The 5mx runs nethack ;-)
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By llama lee on January 2, 2001
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As someone who works in the high tech environment I am exposed to a variety of PDA's with coworkers and clients. I have used a number of different devices and have found all of them lacking. Well now I have what I consider to be the best PDA available, the Psion 5mx. I did a lot of research and came to the conclusion that this was the best value I could find in today's market. What a delight to enter data with a real keyboard. To be able to download Word and Excel files from my office desk top computer to the 5mx and work on them while I am traveling. Meeting with a client and being able to make changes to a price quote because I have the spreadsheet in my 5mx. Lugging around my laptop was always a pain, the 5mx gives me the access I need to files while I am away from my desk in a neat little package. A great operating system, bullt in programs that are fast and efficient, no longer am I kept waiting for the Windows hourglass. It is expandable with Compact Flash cards, (the same type as you use in a digital camera) so they are much less expensive and easier to obtain than a PDA's manufacturers proprietary card. There is a lot of software available on the net, much of it freeware or shareware. This is a great PDA designed for someone who is serious about having a real business tool without all the marketing hype.
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