NEC MobilePro P300 - handheld - Windows Mobile 2002 - 32 MB - 3.8

The Good Dual expansion slots; sturdy design; large screen; 32MB Secure Digital card included.

The Bad Only 32MB of internal RAM; badly written manual.

The Bottom Line The MobilePro P300 has all the right features, but for the price, most buyers should opt for a device with 64MB of RAM.

Editors' Rating
7.0 Overall

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NEC MobilePro P300 - handheld - Windows Mobile 2002 - 32 MB - 3.8

Sheathed in a sharp, silver, metallic case, NEC's first Pocket PC, the MobilePro P300, looks ready to get down to business. And it has the features--including dual expansion slots--to back up that impression. But while the P300 may win the hearts of IT managers whose job it is to equip mobile workers, it's not necessarily the best choice for individual shoppers. Sheathed in a sharp, silver, metallic case, NEC's first Pocket PC, the MobilePro P300, looks ready to get down to business. And it has the features--including dual expansion slots--to back up that impression. But while the P300 may win the hearts of IT managers whose job it is to equip mobile workers, it's not necessarily the best choice for individual shoppers.

Solid silver
The solid, sturdy feel of the 6.7-ounce P300 is enhanced by its thick screen cover, which, like the original Sony CLIE's, has a small magnet to keep it from flopping around. The cover protects a 3.8-inch, 65,000-color LCD. While that's larger than the displays found on most current Pocket PCs, we preferred the screen on our Casio Cassiopeia E-200 which seemed to have a bit more contrast. White appeared as a slightly dingy gray on the P300

But what the P300 may lack in contrast, it makes up for in flashing lights. Atop the screen there's an LED that can be set to flash any of seven colors to indicate various states, such as low battery or USB sync. Also, the four application buttons below the screen light up blue when pressed.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $549
  • Brand NEC Corporation
  • Diagonal Size 3.8 in
  • Type Microsoft Windows Mobile for Pocket PC 2002
  • Weight 6.7 oz
  • Installed Size 32 MB
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