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Dell Axim X30
By Justin Ong
Category : PDA
Published by Jimmy Tang on Monday, 19th July, 2004
Rating : 4 out of 5 stars  

A Beefy Axim X30

The Dell Axim X30 is the latest Pocket PC from Dell to receive a speed boost by featuring Intel's third generation of its hugely successful 32-bit XScale processor for handheld devices. Modeled as PXA27x, this tiny piece of processing marvel is targeted at powering multimedia and wireless applications. Clock speeds of the PXA27x family will range from a respectable 312MHz to an incredible 624MHz ceiling and will, for the first time incorporate Wireless MMX and SpeedStep; technologies previously found exclusively on its desktop and notebook processors. The addition of these two enhancements will provide extra performance power for multimedia applications and at the same time improved battery life.

For Dell's Axim series, three different retail configurations will be rolled out to suit different groups of consumers. The first two configurations will feature a 312MHz XScale processor (a non-wireless and a full wireless version), while the third and highest-end Axim X30 will house a fast 624MHz processor with all the frills you would expect from a top-of-the-line model. Our review unit from Dell happens to be the 624MHz model. Let's look at some of its technical specifications below.

Dell Axim X30 Technical Specifications
  • Intel® XScale™ PXA270 Processor at 624MHz
Operating System
  • Microsoft® Windows® Mobile 2003 Second Edition
Wireless Connectivity
  • Integrated Wireless 802.11b
  • Integrated Bluetooth
  • ROM: 64MB Intel® StrataFlash® memory
  • Brilliant 3.5-inch QVGA TFT 16-bit color
  • Touch sensitive transflective display
Control and Lights
  • 5-way navigation button
  • Scroll Dial - Up, Down, Action
  • Four Program Buttons: Calendar, Contacts, Inbox, Home
  • Voice Record Button
  • Reset Button
  • Wireless On/Off
  • Backlit Power Button
  • Event Notification
  • Charge Status
Expansion Slots
  • Secure Digital / SDIO Now! / MMC memory card slot (3.3v)
Ports and Connectors
  • Standard v1.2 (115 kbps) Infrared port
  • DC Power In
  • 26-pin Cradle/Sync connector
  • 3.5mm Stereo Headphone connector
  • Length :122.4mm (with antennae)
  • Width : 77.2mm
  • Height : 14.9mm
  • Weight : 139.3g
  • Audio Controller AC-97 codec chip; WM9705 sound chip
  • Stereo conversion 16-bit stereo; 8.0, 11.025, 22.05 and 44.1kHz sample rate
  • Full duplex record and playback
  • Integrated microphone and speaker
Power Supply
  • AC adapter
  • Battery type - 950mAh Lithium-Ion removable, rechargeable (standard)
  • 2nd Battery (optional) - 1800mAh Lithium-Ion Removable, rechargeable

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