Laptop vs. PDA

<p>What are your thoughts? Do you believe a PDA can replace a laptop?</p>

<p>never...a LapTop will always be a Lap matter how many, functions, etc. etc. that make it seem like one</p>

<p>Get both :D</p>

<p>Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) are completely different from Laptops. If you're getting a laptop, don't get a PDA (unless it's a personal preference). Laptops (using software) can do all the tasks of PDAs, plus more.</p>

<p>PDAs work well in conjunction with laptops. You can carry around your PDA to every class and use it to keep track of assignments and other appointments. Laptops can do that too, I guess, but you'd have to boot it up, etc.</p>

<p>A PDA would never replace a laptop. I've got a PocketPC, but after a while I stopped using it cuz I never found it useful for me. I found myself using just the calendar in Outlook much more than using the PDA. I'm leaving it at home for sure.</p>

<p>Are you serious? A PDA replacing a notebook?</p>

<p>PDA - Small handheld device to keep calendar, appointments, tasks, contact info, and other simple programs.</p>

<p>Notebook (laptop) - Portable computer that can do all that and most things a high-end desktop can do, such as games, word prcessing, etc.</p>

<p>haha, my softball team's catcher's dad invented that... the palm pilot that is..... hahahaha</p>

<p>yeah there is so much more a latptop can do + it has the pda functions.</p>

<p>PDAs will never be able to replace a laptop. That said, laptops will never be able to replace a PDA. Just because a laptop can do everything a PDA can do, doesn't mean it has the convenience and extreme portability of a PDA. PDAs start up instantly, you can enter assignments and appointments while you are standing up riding the subway, etc.</p>

<p>Laptops are the best :-)</p>

<p>Thanks! I'll definitely be looking into both.
So what are your thoughts on the PDA/Cell phone combos?</p>

<p>Many people say the Sidekick and Blackberry are good PDA/Cell combos, but I don't know anything more than that.</p>

<p>i think my cuzin's pda can play mp3 and watch's not that expensive, why dont' people buy it instead of ipods?</p>

<p>Well, I had a palm and used it for contacts and such but really not that much. Then I got a Pocket PC based PDA with internet (also my phone) and I use it a TON. It automatically downloads my email, is soooo easy to text message on(my notes are so much longer than my friends because I have a little keyboard to type them on), store pictures on it, don't really use it for music(have MP3 player already)... I really like it and it's not like it's new to me either. You know? When you get something new it's really cool but then the coolness wears off... I've had mine for probably 10 months and it's still really cool. It was $650 but when you consider that a good cell is $200-$250 and a PDA is atleast $400, I don't think it's that bad of a deal. Not for everyone, but I like mine.</p>

<p>I had a PDA but didn't use it that much. I prefer organizing my assignments in the old-fashioned paper way :)</p>

<p>But perhaps you mean a mini computer...those might be getting more popular.</p>

<p>And re: PDA/cell phone combos, I always think people look SO stupid holding up a huge brick of a PDA to their ears.</p>

<p>I pretty much agree with everything zante said. I don't have a pda, but if I did I don't think I would use it much. I like using paper. I don't know why, but I think it helps me to remember what I'm writing down better than some electronic does.</p>

<p>Unless you're a business person and use your pda constantly, I don't like the pda/cell phone combos.</p>

<p>If you're a business person, you'd have a blackberry. Those are much more efficient than the clunky PDA-cell phone combos.</p>

<p>:: i think my cuzin's pda can play mp3 and watch's not that expensive, why dont' people buy it instead of ipods? ::</p>

<p>Because the internal memory of most PDAs is about 100 mb or less. You can expand that with an SD card, but even then it's probably not more than 1 GB. An Ipod can have 20 GB or more.</p>

<p>most traditional PDAs will be obsolete in the near future, replaced by PDA-cell phone combos such as Palm Treo and Siemens SX. However, you won't need that unless you keep a lot of appointments, contacts, wanna check your email on the go, etc.</p>