HP Drops the Price on the iPAQ rz1715

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HP’s iPaq rz1715 has had its list price cut by more than 10 percent. In addition, the company is currently offering an instant rebate that drops the price even further.

The rz1715 is the closest thing HP has to an entry-level model, and the only one in its current lineup that has a list price below $300.

This Pocket PC debuted at $280 this summer, but it is now selling for $250 on HPShopping.com, HP’s official web store.

In addition, this site is offering a $30 instant rebate on the rz1715, bringing the price down to just $220.

Of course, handheld manufacturers rarely have the best deals. A search of CNET Shopper.com shows several sites offering this iPAQ for less than HP’s price.

An Overview of the HP iPAQ rz1715

HP iPAQ rz1715 This iPAQ runs Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition on a 203 MHz Samsung S3C2410 processor.

It has 32 MB of RAM, 27 MB of which is available to the user, plus a 10 MB File Store. This is a fairly small amount for a Pocket PC, but the rz1715 does include an SD/MMC card slot for storing additional files.

The size of its 240-by-320-pixel (QVGA) display is 3.5 inches. Because it uses Windows Mobile SE, the screen supports both portrait and landscape modes.

The rz1715 is 4.5 inches tall, 2.75 inches wide, and 0.5 inches thick (114 mm by 70 mm by 13 mm). It weighs 4.2 ounces (120 g).

As a “no-frills” model, it lacks any kind of wireless networking. However, its SD slot supports SDIO, so third-party cards can be used to add Wi-Fi.

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