HP iPaq 5450 - the first iPaq with Hewlett Packard logo

It may sound blasphemous, but I don't like iPaq, although I have great respect for this brand. Perhaps, Compaq succeeded in what many tried unsuccessfully to do - to create a fashion pocket computer. A computer aimed at an elite audience, and the high price is mainly due to the brand, the image of the manufacturer's company, and thoughtful design. Although, in fairness, it should be noted that iPaq models have always been at least one step more advanced than their counterparts in the product niche.

At first glance

Undoubtedly, the first thing that catches your eye is the changed logo on the front panel of the PDA. If earlier, up to the model 3970, the name “Compaq” flaunted there, now it is the victorious “HP”. Of course, it's a pity for the now abandoned Jornada brand, but HP made the right choice, choosing in favor of wealthy customers. In connection with the change of parents, the design has also changed, but also quite thoughtfully: on the one hand, it undoubtedly differs from what it was before, on the other hand, all the main features are preserved. That is, it's kind of like "that" design, but modified, and improved. The calculation is made both for maintaining the general style of the product line and for old, proven users who are already accustomed to certain forms. A thick and short antenna adorns the upper left corner of the computer, giving the device a very significant look.

The top black plastic "hat" has become a little more elegant, and now there are three indicator LEDs on it: for Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and the third, not yet used, apparently for some special needs... The control buttons and the joystick have also been slightly changed their places, apparently in order to give place to the fingerprint scanner - the main highlight of the 5455 model. The joystick has not become more convenient - it has become smaller and is now designed, basically, only for graceful fingers, as well as the scanner itself.

At a second glance

I don't know why, but for several years Compaq assiduously ignored such user-friendly things as a replaceable main and backup batteries. HP has fixed both of these shortcomings. The replacement battery is a Li-polymer battery with a capacity of 1,350 mAh, 3.7 V. In the near future, a strengthened version of the battery with a capacity of 2,500 mAh may appear. The backup battery is not available to the user and, unlike the usual standards, is able to keep the PDA working for several minutes when the main power source is changed.

Under the battery, as in any self-respecting cell phone :-) there is a place for a SIM card. The only thing is that the 5450 does not have software “customized” for a cell phone - this is a privilege of future products.
One of the features of the new iPaq is USB charging. On the one hand, we have undoubtedly already seen this, on the other hand, no one has done such things at the program level. In the case of the iPaq, these are smart settings that make the device susceptible to voltage on the USB port.
It's also nice that the 5455 works seamlessly with the expansion jackets from previous iPaq models, so there may be more reasons for the next upgrade.

Fingerprint scanner

Probably one of the main "chips" of the 5450 model. The thing is really not bad, and most importantly, it really works. At the same time, a person who has not read the instructions will have to tinker before he finds the scanner software hidden somewhere. And it is located in the standard "password" tab in the settings panel.

Learning may take some time, depending on how many fingers you want to "remember". All 10 are possible. Apparently, this is useful if you work for the Yakuza, where it is customary to pay for offenses with cut off fingers. To train the computer, each finger needs to hold the specified organ on the scanner up to 5 times, and at the same time take your time. The main thing is that both the learning procedure and the process of using the password itself are sufficiently interactive and understandable even without reading the instructions ... After learning, the computer will obediently open, obeying the fingerprint of any of the scanned fingers.

Perhaps, it is the fingerprint scanner that will make iPaq popular among corporate users, in particular, those who store confidential information in their PDAs. Firstly, it is really reliable: the password does not “fly off” even after a hard reset, and secondly, it is simply more natural than entering a numeric code - you do not need to take out the stylus, remember the password - you swipe and that's it.

Communications

Among consumer PDAs, perhaps the 5450 has 1bdrm Apartment in Find Comfort Estate, Teshie for Rent with a maximum of communication options, which makes it attractive for both ordinary users and corporate markets. If Bluetooth and infrared communication are through and through custom formats designed to create local networks within a small apartment or individual, then Wi-Fi or 802.11b - wireless Ethernet - is already a more serious "thing" that requires a professional approach, access points and programmers' intervention or webmasters.

Audio features

This is worth mentioning especially, because there are a lot of changes. Despite the fact that the loudspeaker is located in the upper, black panel, as in previous models, the microphone has moved down, creating, along with the SIM card slot, surprisingly fertile ground for the communicator. I would like to hope that the matter is only behind the software - the hardware capabilities are obvious! The headphone jack is now on the bottom as the wireless antenna is on top.

At the same time, in addition to the headphones themselves, it can also receive external microphones. The button, which in the early iPaq models was responsible only for the beginning of the recording, has now turned into a swing and controls the sound: pressing the plus increases the volume, the minus decreases the volume, and pressing in the middle activates the recorder.

Perhaps, the last "feature" that I would like to mention is the vibrating alert, which used to be the privilege of only cell phones, and now, gradually consolidating its positions, has migrated to handheld computers. It is activated on the drop-down menu - the “bubble” of volume control.

And the rest.

A few words about the rest of the iPaq 5450 hardware features. Intel PXA250 (400MHz), 64 MB RAM, 48 ROM, backlit transflective screen, still one of the best among PDAs, SD slot with SDIO (SD in / out), which allows, in addition to memory cards, to also use peripherals in SD format. All these characteristics are more or less standard set of an advanced PDA, supplemented with all the main types of wireless communication, a fingerprint scanner and a thoughtful design, make this PDA an undisputed market leader, a computer precisely targeted at a wide range of users, a competent product, well-made and, most importantly, skillfully positioned in the market. Well, Hewlett Packard has managed to maintain and multiply the achievements of Compaq in the field of handheld computers, my applause!

HP iPaq 5450 - the first iPaq with Hewlett Packard logo

It may sound blasphemous, but I don't like iPaq, although I have great respect for this brand. Perhaps, Compaq succeeded in what many tried unsuccessfully to do - to create a fashion pocket computer. A computer aimed at an elite audience, and the high price is mainly due to the brand, the image of the manufacturer's company, and thoughtful design. Although, in fairness, it should be noted that iPaq models have always been at least one step more advanced than their counterparts in the product niche.

At first glance

Undoubtedly, the first thing that catches your eye is the changed logo on the front panel of the PDA. If earlier, up to the model 3970, the name “Compaq” flaunted there, now it is the victorious “HP”. Of course, it's a pity for the now abandoned Jornada brand, but HP made the right choice, choosing in favor of wealthy customers. In connection with the change of parents, the design has also changed, but also quite thoughtfully: on the one hand, it undoubtedly differs from what it was before, on the other hand, all the main features are preserved. That is, it's kind of like "that" design, but modified, and improved. The calculation is made both for maintaining the general style of the product line and for old, proven users who are already accustomed to certain forms. A thick and short antenna adorns the upper left corner of the computer, giving the device a very significant look.

The top black plastic "hat" has become a little more elegant, and now there are three indicator LEDs on it: for Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and the third, not yet used, apparently for some special needs ... The control buttons and the joystick have also been slightly changed their places, apparently in order to give place to the fingerprint scanner - the main highlight of the 5455 model. The joystick has not become more convenient - it has become smaller and is now designed, basically, only for graceful fingers, as well as the scanner itself.

At a second glance

I don't know why, but for several years Compaq has assiduously ignored things that are useful to the user, like replaceable main and backup batteries. HP has fixed both of these shortcomings. The replacement battery is a Li-polymer battery with a capacity of 1,350 mAh, 3.7 V. A more powerful version of the battery with a capacity of 2,500 mAh may appear soon. The backup battery is not available to the user and, unlike the usual standards, is able to keep the PDA working for several minutes when the main power source is changed.

Under the battery, as in any self-respecting cell phone :-) there is a place for a SIM card. The only thing is that the 5450 does not have software “customized” for a cell phone - this is a privilege of future products.
One of the features of the new iPaq is USB cable charging. On the one hand, we have undoubtedly already seen this, on the other hand, no one has done such things at the program level. In the case of the iPaq, these are smart settings that make the device susceptible to voltage on the USB port.
It's also nice that the 5455 easily works with the expansion jackets from previous iPaq models, so there may be more reasons for the next upgrade.

Fingerprint scanner

Probably one of the main "chips" of the 5450 model. The thing is really not bad, and most importantly, it really works. At the same time, a person who has not read the instructions will have to tinker before he finds the scanner software hidden somewhere. And it is located in the standard "password" tab in the settings panel.

Learning may take some time, depending on how many fingers you want to "remember". All 10 are possible. Apparently, this is useful if you work for the Yakuza, where it is customary to pay for offenses with cut off fingers. To train the computer, each finger needs to hold the specified organ on the scanner up to 5 times, and at the same time take your time. The main thing is that both the learning procedure and the process of using the password itself are sufficiently interactive and understandable even without reading the instructions ... After learning, the computer will obediently open, obeying the fingerprint of any of the scanned fingers.

Perhaps, it is the fingerprint scanner that will make iPaq popular among corporate users, in particular, those who store confidential information in their PDAs. Firstly, it is really reliable: the password does not “fly off” even after a hard reset, and secondly, it is simply more natural than entering a numeric code - you do not need to take out the stylus, remember the password - you swipe and that's it.

Communications

Among consumer PDAs, perhaps the 5450 has 1bdrm Apartment in Find Comfort Estate, Teshie for Rent with a maximum of communication options, which makes it attractive for both ordinary users and corporate markets. If Bluetooth and infrared communication are through and through custom formats designed to create local networks within a small apartment or individual, then Wi-Fi or 802.11b - wireless Ethernet - is already a more serious "thing" that requires a professional approach, access points and programmers' intervention or webmasters.

Audio features

This is worth mentioning especially, because there are a lot of changes. Despite the fact that the loudspeaker is located in the upper, black panel, as in previous models, the microphone has moved down, creating, along with the SIM card slot, surprisingly fertile ground for the communicator. I would like to hope that the matter is only behind the software - the hardware capabilities are obvious! The headphone jack is now on the bottom as the wireless antenna is on top.

At the same time, in addition to the headphones themselves, it can also receive external microphones. The button, which in the early iPaq models was responsible only for the beginning of the recording, has now turned into a swing and controls the sound: pressing the plus increases the volume, the minus decreases the volume, and pressing in the middle activates the recorder.

Perhaps, the last "feature" that I would like to mention is the vibrating alert, which used to be the privilege of only cell phones, and now, gradually consolidating its positions, has migrated to handheld computers. It is activated on the drop-down menu - the “bubble” of volume control.

And the rest.

A few words about the rest of the iPaq 5450 hardware features. Intel PXA250 (400MHz), 64 MB RAM, 48 ROM, backlit transflective screen, still one of the best among PDAs, SD slot with SDIO (SD in / out), which allows, in addition to memory cards, to also use peripherals in SD format. All these characteristics are more or less standard set of an advanced PDA, supplemented with all the main types of wireless communication, a fingerprint scanner and a thoughtful design, make this PDA an undisputed market leader, a computer precisely targeted at a wide range of users, a competent product, well-made and, most importantly, skillfully positioned in the market. Well, Hewlett Packard has managed to maintain and multiply the achievements of Compaq in the field of handheld computers, my applause!

HP iPaq 5450 - the first iPaq with Hewlett Packard logo

It may sound blasphemous, but I don't like iPaq, although I have great respect for this brand. Perhaps, Compaq succeeded in what many tried unsuccessfully to do - to create a fashion pocket computer. A computer aimed at an elite audience, and the high price is mainly due to the brand, the image of the manufacturer's company, and thoughtful design. Although, in fairness, it should be noted that iPaq models have always been at least one step more advanced than their counterparts in the product niche.

At first glance

Undoubtedly, the first thing that catches your eye is the changed logo on the front panel of the PDA. If earlier, up to the model 3970, the name “Compaq” flaunted there, now it is the victorious “HP”. Of course, it's a pity for the now abandoned Jornada brand, but HP made the right choice, choosing in favor of wealthy customers. In connection with the change of parents, the design has also changed, but also quite thoughtfully: on the one hand, it undoubtedly differs from what it was before, on the other hand, all the main features are preserved. That is, it's kind of like "that" design, but modified, and improved. The calculation is made both for maintaining the general style of the product line and for old, proven users who are already accustomed to certain forms. A thick and short antenna adorns the upper left corner of the computer, giving the device a very significant look.

The top black plastic "hat" has become a little more elegant, and now there are three indicator LEDs on it: for Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and the third, not yet used, apparently for some special needs... The control buttons and the joystick have also been slightly changed their places, apparently in order to give place to the fingerprint scanner - the main highlight of the 5455 model. The joystick has not become more convenient - it has become smaller and is now designed, basically, only for graceful fingers, as well as the scanner itself.

At a second glance

I don't know why, but for several years Compaq assiduously ignored such user-friendly things as a replaceable main and backup batteries. HP has fixed both of these shortcomings. The replacement battery is a Li-polymer battery with a capacity of 1,350 mAh, 3.7 V. In the near future, a strengthened version of the battery with a capacity of 2,500 mAh may appear. The backup battery is not available to the user and, unlike the usual standards, is able to keep the PDA working for several minutes when the main power source is changed.

Under the battery, as in any self-respecting cell phone :-) there is a place for a SIM card. The only thing is that the 5450 does not have software “customized” for a cell phone - this is a privilege of future products.
One of the features of the new iPaq is USB charging. On the one hand, we have undoubtedly already seen this, on the other hand, no one has done such things at the program level. In the case of the iPaq, these are smart settings that make the device susceptible to voltage on the USB port.
It's also nice that the 5455 works seamlessly with the expansion jackets from previous iPaq models, so there may be more reasons for the next upgrade.

Fingerprint scanner

Probably one of the main "chips" of the 5450 model. The thing is really not bad, and most importantly, it really works. At the same time, a person who has not read the instructions will have to tinker before he finds the scanner software hidden somewhere. And it is located in the standard "password" tab in the settings panel.

Learning may take some time, depending on how many fingers you want to "remember". All 10 are possible. Apparently, this is useful if you work for the Yakuza, where it is customary to pay for offenses with cut off fingers. To train the computer, each finger needs to hold the specified organ on the scanner up to 5 times, and at the same time take your time. The main thing is that both the learning procedure and the process of using the password itself are sufficiently interactive and understandable even without reading the instructions ... After learning, the computer will obediently open, obeying the fingerprint of any of the scanned fingers.

Perhaps, it is the fingerprint scanner that will make iPaq popular among corporate users, in particular, those who store confidential information in their PDAs. Firstly, it is really reliable: the password does not “fly off” even after a hard reset, and secondly, it is simply more natural than entering a numeric code - you do not need to take out the stylus, remember the password - you swipe and that's it.

Communications

Among consumer PDAs, perhaps the 5450 has 1bdrm Apartment in Find Comfort Estate, Teshie for Rent with a maximum of communication options, which makes it attractive for both ordinary users and corporate markets. If Bluetooth and infrared communication are through and through custom formats designed to create local networks within a small apartment or individual, then Wi-Fi or 802.11b - wireless Ethernet - is already a more serious "thing" that requires a professional approach, access points and programmers' intervention or webmasters.

Audio features

This is worth mentioning especially, because there are a lot of changes. Despite the fact that the loudspeaker is located in the upper, black panel, as in previous models, the microphone has moved down, creating, along with the SIM card slot, surprisingly fertile ground for the communicator. I would like to hope that the matter is only behind the software - the hardware capabilities are obvious! The headphone jack is now on the bottom as the wireless antenna is on top.

At the same time, in addition to the headphones themselves, it can also receive external microphones. The button, which in the early iPaq models was responsible only for the beginning of the recording, has now turned into a swing and controls the sound: pressing the plus increases the volume, the minus decreases the volume, and pressing in the middle activates the recorder.

Perhaps, the last "feature" that I would like to mention is the vibrating alert, which used to be the privilege of only cell phones, and now, gradually consolidating its positions, has migrated to handheld computers. It is activated on the drop-down menu - the “bubble” of volume control.

And the rest.

A few words about the rest of the iPaq 5450 hardware features. Intel PXA250 (400MHz), 64 MB RAM, 48 ROM, backlit transflective screen, still one of the best among PDAs, SD slot with SDIO (SD in / out), which allows, in addition to memory cards, to also use peripherals in SD format. All these characteristics are more or less standard set of an advanced PDA, supplemented with all the main types of wireless communication, a fingerprint scanner and a thoughtful design, make this PDA an undisputed market leader, a computer precisely targeted at a wide range of users, a competent product, well-made and, most importantly, skillfully positioned in the market. Well, Hewlett Packard has managed to maintain and multiply the achievements of Compaq in the field of handheld computers, my applause!

HP iPaq 5450 - the first iPaq with Hewlett Packard logo

It may sound blasphemous, but I don't like iPaq, although I have great respect for this brand. Perhaps, Compaq succeeded in what many tried unsuccessfully to do - to create a fashion pocket computer. A computer aimed at an elite audience, and the high price is mainly due to the brand, the image of the manufacturer's company, and thoughtful design. Although, in fairness, it should be noted that iPaq models have always been at least one step more advanced than their counterparts in the product niche.

At first glance

Undoubtedly, the first thing that catches your eye is the changed logo on the front panel of the PDA. If earlier, up to the model 3970, the name “Compaq” flaunted there, now it is the victorious “HP”. Of course, it's a pity for the now abandoned Jornada brand, but HP made the right choice, choosing in favor of wealthy customers. In connection with the change of parents, the design has also changed, but also quite thoughtfully: on the one hand, it undoubtedly differs from what it was before, on the other hand, all the main features are preserved. That is, it's kind of like "that" design, but modified, and improved. The calculation is made both for maintaining the general style of the product line and for old, proven users who are already accustomed to certain forms. A thick and short antenna adorns the upper left corner of the computer, giving the device a very significant look.

The top black plastic "hat" has become a little more elegant, and now there are three indicator LEDs on it: for Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and the third, not yet used, apparently for some special needs ... The control buttons and the joystick have also been slightly changed their places, apparently in order to give place to the fingerprint scanner - the main highlight of the 5455 model. The joystick has not become more convenient - it has become smaller and is now designed, basically, only for graceful fingers, as well as the scanner itself.

At a second glance

I don't know why, but for several years Compaq has assiduously ignored things that are useful to the user, like replaceable main and backup batteries. HP has fixed both of these shortcomings. The replacement battery is a Li-polymer battery with a capacity of 1,350 mAh, 3.7 V. A more powerful version of the battery with a capacity of 2,500 mAh may appear soon. The backup battery is not available to the user and, unlike the usual standards, is able to keep the PDA working for several minutes when the main power source is changed.

Under the battery, as in any self-respecting cell phone :-) there is a place for a SIM card. The only thing is that the 5450 does not have software “customized” for a cell phone - this is a privilege of future products. One of the features of the new iPaq is USB charging. On the one hand, we have undoubtedly already seen this, on the other hand, no one has done such things at the program level. In the case of the iPaq, these are smart settings that make the device susceptible to voltage on the USB port. The fact that the 5455 easily works with the expansion jackets from previous iPaq models can also be considered pleasant, so there may be more reasons for the next upgrade.

Fingerprint scanner

Probably one of the main "chips" of the 5450 model. The thing is really not bad, and most importantly, it really works. At the same time, a person who has not read the instructions will have to tinker before he finds the scanner software hidden somewhere. And it is located in the standard "password" tab in the settings panel.

Learning may take some time, depending on how many fingers you want to "remember". All 10 are possible. Apparently, this is useful if you work for the Yakuza, where it is customary to pay for offenses with cut off fingers. To train the computer, each finger needs to hold the specified organ on the scanner up to 5 times, and at the same time take your time. The main thing is that both the learning procedure and the process of using the password itself are sufficiently interactive and understandable even without reading the instructions ... After learning, the computer will obediently open, obeying the fingerprint of any of the scanned fingers.

Perhaps, it is the fingerprint scanner that will make iPaq popular among corporate users, in particular, those who store confidential information in their PDAs. Firstly, it is really reliable: the password does not “fly off” even after a hard reset, and secondly, it is simply more natural than entering a numeric code - you do not need to take out the stylus, remember the password - you swipe and that's it.

Communications

Among consumer PDAs, 1bdrm Apartment in Find Comfort Estate, Teshie for Rent is probably the 5450 with the most communication capabilities, making it attractive to both consumer and corporate markets. If Bluetooth and infrared communication are through and through custom formats designed to create local networks within a small apartment or individual, then Wi-Fi or 802.11b - wireless Ethernet - is already a more serious "thing" that requires a professional approach, access points and programmers' intervention or webmasters.

Among consumer handheld computers, perhaps, it is the 5450 model that has 1bdrm Apartment in Find Comfort Estate, Teshie for Rent 1bdrm Apartment in Find Comfort Estate, Teshie for Rent maximum communication capabilities, which makes it attractive for both ordinary users and corporate markets. If Bluetooth and infrared communication are through and through custom formats designed to create local networks within a small apartment or individual, then Wi-Fi or 802.11b - wireless Ethernet - is already a more serious "thing" that requires a professional approach, access points and programmers' intervention or webmasters.

Audio features

This is worth mentioning especially, because there are a lot of changes. Despite the fact that the loudspeaker is located in the upper, black panel, as in previous models, the microphone has moved down, creating, along with the SIM card slot, surprisingly fertile ground for the communicator. I would like to hope that the matter is only behind the software - the hardware capabilities are there! The headphone jack is now on the bottom as the wireless antenna is on top.

At the same time, in addition to the headphones themselves, it can also receive external microphones. The button, which in the early iPaq models was responsible only for the beginning of the recording, has now turned into a swing and controls the sound: pressing the plus increases the volume, the minus decreases the volume, and pressing in the middle activates the recorder.

Perhaps, the last "feature" that I would like to mention is the vibrating alert, which used to be the privilege of only cell phones, and now, gradually consolidating its positions, has migrated to handheld computers. It is activated on the drop-down menu - the “bubble” of volume control.

And the rest.

A few words about the rest of the iPaq 5450 hardware features. Intel PXA250 (400MHz), 64 MB RAM, 48 ROM, backlit transflective screen, still one of the best among PDAs, SD slot with SDIO (SD in / out), which allows, in addition to memory cards, to also use peripherals in SD format. All these characteristics are more or less standard set of an advanced PDA, supplemented with all the main types of wireless communication, a fingerprint scanner and a thoughtful design, make this PDA an undisputed market leader, a computer precisely targeted at a wide range of users, a competent product, well-made and, most importantly, skillfully positioned in the market. Well, Hewlett Packard has managed to maintain and multiply the achievements of Compaq in the field of handheld computers, my applause!