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Pocket PC - Rugged Comparison
By Chris De Herrera, Copyright 2000, 2001, All Rights Reserved
Revised 7/9/2001

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Introduction

This is a hardware comparison of the new Pocket PCs.  This comparison is based on information provided by the hardware manufacturers.

Ruggedized Pocket PCs

Manufacturer Casio Casio Casio Casio Symbol Symbol Symbol
Pocket PC EG-80 EG-800 IT-70 IT-700 PPT 2700 PPT 2800 PPT 8100
CPU NEC Vr4122 Mips NEC Vr4122 Mips NEC Vr4122 Mips NEC Vr4181 Mips Intel StrongARM, SA-1110 Intel StrongARM, SA-1110
Speed - MHZ 69 150 150 150 80 206 206
Cache 16k data, 32k code 16k data, 32k code 16k data, 32k code 4k data, 4k code 8k data, 16k code 8k data, 16k code
RAM 32 MB 32 MB 32 MB 32 MB 16 MB 32 MB 32 MB
ROM 16 MB 16 MB flash 16 MB flash 16 MB flash 12 MB Flash 32 MB ROM 32 MB ROM
Secondary Storage CompactFlash type II CompactFlash type II (2) CompactFlash type II (2) CompactFlash type II None None CompactFlash Type II
Screen Type FSTN HR-TFT FSTN HR-TFT CSTN CSTN CSTN
Screen Size - Pixels 320 x 240 320 x 240  320 x 240 320 x 240  320 x 240 320 x 240 320 x 240
# of Colors 4 (Gray scale) 65,536 4 (Gray scale) 65,536 16 (Gray Scale) 16 (Gray Scale) 16 (Gray Scale)
Pixel Size .24 mm
Screen Size - Diagonal 3.93 inches 3.5 inches 3.5 inches 3.5 inches
Backlight Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Serial Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
USB Yes, optional cradle Yes, optional cradle Yes, optional cradle Yes, optional cradle no no no
Infrared Yes, 1.1 Yes, 1.1 Yes, 1.1 Yes, 1.1 Yes Yes Yes, 1.1
Audio Mono Stereo Mono Mono n/a n/a n/a
Included Hardware AC Adapter, Serial Cable AC Adapter, Serial Cable AC Adapter, Serial Cable, RF 802.11 LAN Option AC Adapter, Serial Cable, RF 802.11 LAN Option Bar Code Reader, Serial adapter/charger, optional 802.11 wireless adapter Bar Code Reader, Serial adapter/charger, optional 802.11 or 802.11b wireless adapter Bar Code Reader, Serial adapter/charger, optional 802.11 or 802.11b wireless adapter

28, 37 or 44 key keyboard

Software in ROM MDSR Encryption (for all ram storage) MDSR Encryption (for all ram storage) MDSR Encryption (for all ram storage) MDSR Encryption (for all ram storage)
Software on CD
Batteries 2 different size Lithium Polymer, 1 Lithium Ion 2 different size Lithium Polymer,  1 Lithium Ion 2 different size Lithium Polymer 2 different size Lithium Polymer 1400 mAh Lithium Ion, replaceable 1550 mAh Lithium Ion, replaceable Lithium Ion, replaceable
Battery Life - Hours
Size Standard Backlight
Small 24 18
Med 39 30
Large 76 59
Size Backlight
Small 4
Med 7
Large 13
Standard w/o RF 10 hrs, w/RF 5 hours, Large TBD Standard w/o RF 5 hrs, w/RF 3.5 hours, Large TBD
Backup Battery Internal rechargeable Internal rechargeable
Charger - Output 5.9 v DC 2A 9 v DC 2A
Charger - Input 100-120v 50/60 hz 100-240v 50/60 hz
Size 5.24 x 3.35 x .84 inches 5.31 x 3.35 x 1 inches 6.5 x 3.3 x 1.1 inches 6.5 x 3.3 x 1.1 inches 7 x 3.58 x 1 inches, 177.8 x 92 x 25.4 mm 7"  x 3.625"  x 1",177.8 mm x 92 mm x 25.4 mm 8.4"  x 3.7"  x 1.8", 213 mm  x 93.9 mm  x 45.7 mm
Weight 8.99 ounces 10.33 ounces 11.2 ounces w.o RF
11.6 ounces w/RF
11.6 ounces w/o RF
11.7 ounces w/RF
10.3 ounces, 288 g - batch, 11.8 ounces, 330 g wireless 10.3 ounces, 288 g - batch, 11.8 ounces, 330 g wireless 14.5 ounces, 410 g - batch, 15.5 ounces, 440 g wireless
Case Type Plastic Plastic Plastic Plastic Plastic Plastic Plastic
Price $1,100 (estimate) $1,400 (estimate)
Availability 9/2000 11/2000 10/2000 10/2000 NOW NOW NOW
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