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PDA for .pdf's

by kayaker47 / December 7, 2006 7:17 AM PST

I am a doctor and have thousands of patient examination forms I have scanned and saved in .pdf format that I would like to be able to view (not change) while visiting other offices to check previous treatments, etc... Is there any portable device available other than a bulky 5 pound laptop to do this. Also, an organizer would be a bonus...but the smaller the better for me as I have other equipment to transport as well. Thank you, John

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Try the UMPC.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 7, 2006 7:27 AM PST
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Any PDA will do, really...
by John.Wilkinson / December 7, 2006 11:35 AM PST
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While a uPC (ultra portable computer) may be the most powerful option, the price tag is definitely a hinderance, particularly since you already have a laptop. The good news, though, is that Adobe offers Acrobat Reader for both the Windows Mobile and Palm operating systems free of charge on their website. Thus, you can choose just about any PDA on the market, download the reader, and take your documents with you. That leads me to ask four questions:
1.) What is your desired price range?
2.) Do you have a preference between the two OSes? (Visit your local electronics store and try two devices, one running each OS, and see what you think.
3.) Would you like the ability to connect to the internet wirelessly at hotspots or on a home/office wireless network?
4.) Do you have a desire to play multimedia content, such as games and videos, on the PDA?

Let us know a little more about what you are looking for and we will suggest some economic and functional options, all of which come in small packages.


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