Sleek and Sharp

By Jim Lynch  |  Posted 2003-10-24 Print this article Print

The SL-C760 is a sharp-looking little PDA (no pun intended). The case is snow-white and solidly-built -- much stronger than the past U.S. versions that always felt cheap and somewhat fragile. Its a bit bigger and heavier than an iPAQ 2215, but the extra size and weight doesnt make it uncomfortable to carry around. Its even better suited for someone using it as a laptop replacement – which you can easily do. Both a type 2 Compact Flash and an SD card slot are built in, as are a headphone jack, jog wheel, and USB connection port. Because the Zaurus has a touch screen, it also includes a stylus, but its made of cheap plastic – not nearly as good as the iPAQs.

Jim manages the PC Magazine and ExtremeTech forums, and is responsible for building community in the forums on both sites. He started managing PC Mag's forum on ZiffNet on CompuServe many years ago. He then transferred the staff and expertise to the Web. He left ZDNet when it moved to San Francisco and came back to Ziff after the split from ZDNet, right before ExtremeTech launched. You can get more background at his personal site:

His favorite movies include Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Three Musketeers (1973 version), Dune (Sci Fi Channel version), and gobs of others. He can't live without his iPAQ Pocket PC—,he uses it at the gym and everywhere else—,and his DVD collection features more than 200 films. His favorite game is Tribes (PC), which is more than three years old but he still plays it all the time.

Jim likes interacting with the folks in the forum and the content. 'I Love both of 'em,' says Lynch. 'It's what makes the job fun and interesting.'

You're welcome to visit Jim's site for more information about him.


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