Best Basic PDA on a budget

  1. Hello,
    I was wondering if anyone could suggest a PDA for me to buy that doesnt cost too much. Basically, what functions and how much space do I need to get the job done? Im an LPN getting ready to start the RN bridge in a couple of months, and would like to have one to use for work and school but I dont want to spend as much as I did for a laptop! I feel like they are kinda like computers, every few months there is a newer and better one so I dont want to spend more than 200 or so and less than that would be even better. I just want to use it for organization (life), and be able to put nursing software on it to look up meds, diagnosis, etc. I saw they have one for a little over $100 now by palm, but dont know if it has enough memory, etc.

    thanks in advance
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  3. by   Melina
    I got my Palm TX for $140.00 on It was supposedly blemished, but it's in perfect condition. I love it!

  4. by   KnarfKS

    Here is a link to a $119 zire 71, They are fairly good for a budget PDA, you will have to buy an SD card, but a 256 MB card is under $20.

    They have some for just under $100, but I don't know how good they really are. Stay away from anything that doesn't have color. The cheaper ones will also have blurrier screens which may make small print hard to see.

    You can go cheaper, but realize you get what you pay for, the $50 you save will make a big difference.
  5. by   NaomieRN
    Check Ebay, you probably can get the zire for under $100
  6. by   KnarfKS
    I would stay away from a zire on ebay. The batteries are not removable. If it goes bad (a reason to ebay the thing) you can't replace it without sending it to palm.