Syncing your handheld: USB vs. serial


On cramming stuff into your handheld as quickly as possible
— 12:00 AM on March 20, 2001

So you're contemplating one of those newfangled PDA thingies to help get your life in order, but you're wondering: do these new Palm m500s and Handspring Visors really have anything on an older, and maybe more affordable, Palm model? One thing the new models do have is USB connections, so they can talk to PCs faster—four times faster, in fact.

Or so the marketing literature says.

Dissonance decided to put those rah-rah USB claims to the test, and he's got some answers for you. Yep, folks, its Palm-based benchmarks in true TR form, complete with startlingly large graphs. Read up to get the scoop on the best way to cram your life into a PDA as quickly as possible.

   
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