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Windows CE 1.0 H/PC Comparison
By Chris De Herrera, Copyright 1996, 1997
Version 1.27   12/19/97

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Manufacturer

Casio

Compaq

LG Electronics

Hitachi

Hewlett Packard Ericsson NEC Philips
 Product

Cassiopeia A10/A11/A11+ 

Companion C120/C140/C120+ Phenom GP40M HPC HP 300LX, HP 320LX  MC12 MobilePro 400/450 Velo 1
 CPU

SH3

SH3

SH3

SH3 SH3 SH3 Vr4101 MP3910
CPU Speed

40

40

40

40 44  44  33 36.864
Bus Speed

10

10

10

10 11 11 16 18.432
Ext. Bus Width

16

 16

16

16 16  16  16  32
Int. Bus Width

32

32

32

32 32 32 64 32
Inst. Size

16

16

16

16 16 16 32 32
Rom

4 mb

4 mb

4 mb

4 mb 5 mb 5 mb 8 mb 8 mb
Rom Speed    

120 ns

120 ns        100ns, 30ns burst (fast page mode)
ROM Upgradeable

Yes

Yes

Yes, Flash

Yes, Flash Yes Yes Yes Miniature Card, ROM to 64mb
Ram

2/4/6 mb

2/4 mb

2/4 mb

2/4 mb 2/4 mb 4 mb 4 mb 4/8 mb
Ram Speed    

70 ns

70 ns     70 ns  
RAM Expansion

2mb RAM, Proprietary

2mb RAM, Proprietary

No

No No No No Miniature Card, RAM to 32mb, 4mb upgrade for $49.95 at time of purchase only until 12/31/97
Unified Cache

2 kb

2 kb

2 kb

2 kb 2 kb 2 kb n/a n/a
Instruction Cache

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a n/a n/a 2 kb 4 kb
Data Cache

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a n/a n/a 1 kb 1 kb
Multiply Accumulator

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Screen Size - Pixels

480 x 240

480 x 240

480 x 240

480 x 240 640 x 240 640 x 240 480 x 240 480 x 240
Screen Size - Diagonal (Inches)

5.1"

5.1" 

5.6"

5.6" 6.5" 6.5" 5.1" 5.1"
Backlight

Yes

 Yes

No

No Yes, 320LX Only   Yes, 450 Only Yes
PCMCIA Slot

1

1

1

1 1 1 1 Optional Vmodule
Data Storage Expansion

PCMCIA

PCMCIA

PCMCIA

PCMCIA PCMCIA, Compact  Flash   (320LX only) PCMCIA, Compact  Flash PCMCIA Miniature Flash to 64 mb or PCMCIA with Optional VModule
Serial Speed

115.2k

115.2 k

115.2k

115.2 k 115.2 k 115.2 k 115.2k 115.2 k
IRDA 1.0

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Integrated Modem

No

No

Optional 28.8k

Optional 28.8k No No No Yes, 19.2 k
Voice Recording

No

No

Yes, requires headset accessory

Yes, requires headset accessory No No No

Yes 8 khz, 16min/mb (TrueSpeech)

Indicator LEDs

Alarm

Alarm

Alarm

Alarm None None Alarm    Alarm,       Battery Charger, Communications
# of Keys 61 61 63 63 63 63 61 61
Quick Keys

No

No

No

No No No No Yes

Embedded 10 Key Pad

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

No

No

Windows CE Version

v1.0 Build 126-457

v1.0

v1.0 Build 715-715

v1.0 Build 715-715 v1.0 Build 737-737 (300LX), v1.0 Build 782-782 (320LX)   v1.0 Build 210-510 v1.0 Build 713-713
Additional Applications in ROM

None

None None None Printing, Data Backup to PC Card, Pocket Internet Explorer v1.1   None Voice Memo, Pocket Internet Explorer v1.1, Allpen Database, Nimble Fax
Additional Applications on CD Rom bFax Lite, Landware Financial Calculator, SkyTel 2 way messaging, Virtual Courier for cc:Mail and MS-Mail, QV-Link DataViz Desktop To Go, RiverRun Mail on the Run! TeleFax, 30 day eval of IntelliSync, Odyssey's "Pocket On-Schedule," WyndMail, and SkyTel Messenger bFax Lite, Virtual Courier for cc:Mail and MS-Mail, ART Sketching software and wireless communications utilities bFax Pro, AllPen's Database, RiverRun and WyndMail communications software, translation utilities for HP100/200LX, Omnigo 100/120, Pocket On-Schedule, Maximizer CE, IKON Mobile Choice   MicroBurst Virtual Courier, Symantec pcAnywhere, Puma Intellisync, bsquare bFAX, and bPrint, Jetform Filler Pro and Filler Central, CIC QuickNotes Virtual Courier for cc:Mail and MS Mail, IKON MobileCHOICE wireless communications
Size (Inches)

6.9 x 3.6 x 1

6.9 x 3.6 x 1

6.9 x 3.6 x 1

6.9 x 3.6 x 1 7.2 x 3.6 x 1.1  7.2 x 3.6 x 1.1  6.9 x 3.7 x 1 6.75 x 3.75 x 1.25
 Weight (Oz) 13.4 13.4 12.3 12.3 15.6  15.6  12.8 13.2
Battery Types Alkaline, NiMH Alkaline, NiMH

Alkaline, NiMH

Alkaline, NiMH Alkaline, NiCAD Alkaline, NiCAD Alkaline, NiMH Alkaline, NiMH
Battery Life 20 Hrs 20 Hrs          30 Hrs 15 Hrs
Battery Life w/Modem

10-30 min

10-30 min 10 min 10 min 10-120 min 10-120 min 10-30 min 4 hours
Includes Serial Cable

Yes

Yes   Yes Yes Yes No No
Includes Cradle

A11+ Only

No   No 320LX Only   Yes Yes
Includes AC Adapter

A11+ Only

No   Yes 320LX Only   Yes Yes
Price

$499, $599, $699

$499, $599   $599 $499, $599   $499 $599, $739, 839
Availability

Now

Now

Now

Now Now Now Now Now
Windows CE 2.0 Upgradeable

All Units, adds 2mb ram to A-10, A-11

Not Announced

Not Announced

Not Announced Only 320LX Not Announced MobilePro 400 and 450 4mb or 8mb version
Windows CE 2.0 Availability

Free to purchasers from 9/8/97 to 12/31/97, or $99.00, available 4th quarter

n/a

n/a

n/a Free to purchasers from 9/2/97 to 2/28/98 or $129.00, available December, 1997   $99.00, Available 4Q97 Free to purchasers from 8/2/97 to 12/31/97 or $99.00, Available 3-4 weeks after Microsoft ships v2.0

Notes:

The battery life quoted above is provided by the manufacturer.  Actual life will vary from above depending on what you are doing with your HPC.

All units include ac/dc adapter jacks. Each unit can use 2AA batteries or NiMH rechargeables and includes a backup battery (cr2032).

Each unit also has a speaker capable of playing .wav files natively.

The touch screens on all systems are passive, so you can use any stylus you want.

The NEC Mobilepro can not charge NiMH batteries in the unit, they must be recharged in an external charger.

While using the Philips Velo's internal modem, your speed will be reduced by approximately 20 to 30%, however battery life is longer than a traditional modem.

The LG and Hitachi units can be used as a telephone with the optional internal modem and headset.

The Nec CPU (Vr4101) can support up to 8mb of ram and 16mb of rom.

The Hitachi CPU (SH3) can support up to 16mb of ram and 24mb of rom.

The Philips CPU (MP3910) can support up to 32 mb of additional ram or rom and 64 mb of flash.

LG Electronics is manufacturing Hitachi's HPC.

Casio is manufacturing Compaq's HPC.

Windows CE 2.0 requires a minimum of 4mb of ram.


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