|Weighing at about 173g, the HP Jornada 568 is a lightweight and portable pocket PC. This HP handheld PC is powered with 206MHz 32-bit StrongArm processor, which makes the Jornada 568 an efficient tool despite its small size. You get a crystal clear display with 240 x 320 pixel resolution of this Hewlett-Packard PDA. Enjoy colorful images with 16-bit color display in the HP Jornada 568. Avail audio functionalities of this HP handheld PC without disturbing anyone around with its stereo headphone jack. Available with a rechargeable Li-Polymer battery pack, this Hewlett-Packard PDA sets out to deliver efficient performance for prolonged periods.|
|MPN||000101000000<<T9-1>>F2915A, 000101000000<<T9-1>>F2915A#ABA, 000101000000<<T9-1>>F2915A#ABF, 000101000000<<T9-1>>F2966A#ABF, 000101000000<<T9-1>>F2969A#ABU, 000101000000<<T9-1>>F4359A#ABF, 100601115648<<T9-1>>F2915A, 100601115648<<T9-1>>F2915AABA|
|UPC||0088698383803, 0088698383841, 0808736197687, 0808736281232|
|Product Line||HP Jornada|
|Installed Memory||32 MB -|
|Processor Type||Intel SA-1110 206 MHz|
|Operating System Provided||Microsoft Windows Mobile for Pocket PC 2002|
|Operating System Required||Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition, Microsoft Windows XP|
|Input Method||Handwrite Recognition, Keyboard, Removable Keyboard, Stylus, touch-screen|
|Display Colors||16-bit (64K colors)|
|Display Resolution||240 x 320|
|Display Technology||3.5" color TFT - 240 x 320, Color TFT - 240 x 320|
|Battery Type||Lithium-Polymer, Proprietary Lithium|
|Connectivity Interfaces||1 x USB - 4 pin USB Type A, 1 x USB - 4 pin USB Type B, 1 x headphones - output - mini-phone 3.5 mm, 1 x headphones - output - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm, 1 x infrared - IrDA, 1 x serial - RS-232, 1 x serial - RS-232 - 9 pin D-Sub (DB-9), 1 x serial - RS-232C, 1 x serial - RS-232C - 9 pin D-Sub (DB-9)|
|Expansion Slots||CompactFlash (CF) Type I Slot|
|Included Accessories||additional battery, protective cover|
|Software Included||ActiveSync 3.5, AudibleManager 3.0, AudiblePlayer 2.0, AvantGo, Calculador, Calculator, Developer One CodeWallet Pro v3.0, DeveloperOne AccessPanel Platinum, DeveloperOne CodeWallet Pro, File Explorer, Games, HP ChaiVM, HP ChaiVM 4.1.2, HP Jornada backup, HP Jornada emergency backup, HP Jornada settings, HP Jornada viewer, HP Microchai, HP home, HP task switcher, LandWare OmniSolve, LandWare OmniSolve 1.01, MSN Messenger, Microsoft ActiveSync 3.5, Microsoft Internet Explorer for Handheld PC, Microsoft Money for Pocket PC, Microsoft Outlook 2002, Microsoft Pocket Excel, Microsoft Pocket Internet Explorer, Microsoft Pocket Outlook, Microsoft Pocket Streets, Microsoft Pocket Word, Microsoft Reader 2.0, Microsoft Reader for ebooks and audio books, Microsoft Terminal Server Client, Microsoft Transcriber, Microsoft Voice Recorder, MusicMatch Jukebox 6, Notetaker, PhatWare HPC NetProfile, PhatWare HPC Notes 3.0 Lite, PhatWare HPC Notes 3.0 Professional Edition (Trial), PhatWare HPC Notes 4.0, Pocket Excel, Pocket Internet Explorer, Pocket Outlook, Pocket Word, Solitaire, Terminal Services Client, Voice Recorder, Windows Media Player 8.0 for Pocket PC, drivers|
|Wireless Connectivity||Bluetooth, IrDA, Optional Wireless|
|Dimensions (WxDxH)||2.99 in. x 0.67 in. x 5.19 in.|
|Supported Audio Formats||MP3, WMA|
|Supported interface languages||English / United Kingdom, English / United States, French / France|
Average review score based on 7 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
The HP Jornada 560 is an excellent way to organize your life without paying for unnecessary features. It's a powerful, capable tool that costs less than a quarter of what you can pay for a newer, comparable personal digital assistant. I love mine and look forward to using it daily for years to come, as I did with my first HP Jornada.
Have been using the HP568 64mb RAM product for years; it practically runs my life. Now that it's ten years old technology, there may be more versatile devices out there, but the HP568 serves my needs well so I continue to use it -- and it's cheap on Ebay.
The best things about it are its handheld size and its versatility. It has just about everything you need built-in to do administrative stuff.
You can get a CF camera card, FM radio card, GPS card, and WIFI cards for it, so you can even surf the net on it! It's very much like having a desktop computer in a handheld size. Great for purse or pocket.
It has mini versions of Word and Excel on it; it's amazing how much work I get done on it anywhere INDOORS.
Using it OUTDOORS is another matter; like most displays on such gadgets, it is useless outdoors unless you can angle the display just right at the sun, when you can sort of make it out. Fortunately, I rarely NEED to use it in the sun.
Display is glass; if you break it, say goodbye.
The built-in "Access Panel" software works with Word and Excel; it's very much like "Autotext" in Word; you can store text in it for plugging in anywhere. VERY handy, and saves LOTS of time. Built-in OmniSolve program includes conversions, scientific calculator, functions, date calculations and other things -- very useful. Built in backup program works well.
The built-in calendar is AMAZING -- some of the best software I've ever seen. Also has Active Synch, so you can synchronize your calendar, favorites/bookmarks, and files with your desktop!
Media Explorer is built in, so you can listen to music, recorded books, view photos, and so forth.
I use an 8GB (!!) CF card in it; it can't use a bigger card; the file directories won't display properly. A minor inconvenience.
A BIG gripe with it is that it will handle only one level of subdirectories from within a program (though you can get at nested subdirectories with File Explorer). E.G.:
A way to get around this is to use leading character(s) subdirectories. E.G.:
. . . and so on
The top cover’s plastic hinge is frail. Expect to break it, which is why you want to get a durable case for it; Targus makes several good ones.
A full-size Targus keboard that folds up to about 4 x 5 x 3/4" is available and amazing to watch fold up. You have to pound on the keys fairly hard, and the cradle that holds the HP568 is a little fragile, but you can pound out lots of text with it.
The dock works well to charge and synch; buy several and spread them around where you use the PDA a lot. Cig and 110 VAC chargers available for car and wall outlet.
I recommend that you use .RTF for Word files and Excel 97--2003 format for Excel; you'll run into some problems with later versions.
Stock battery is good for about 2 to 3 hours, depending on how bright you have the backlit display set. A double thick battery is available that will double that -- and the bulk and weight.
It has version 1 of Acrobat Reader built-in, but I've been unable to use it; it doesn't work with anything. I like to carry the manuals for some of my equipment with me.
Has a pretty good graphics program, but requires paying a fee, and I don't know if the company is even around anymore.
Despite its shortcomings, it's a hell of a good value for the money.
I believe that HP made a very serious mistake by discontinuing this Pocket PC and taking off with the Compaq version. The Compaq version has failed and selling for a little or nothing. The Jornada is still in demand and holding some value, even 5 years after they were discontinued.
I am a buisness man, i work for ibm. i have used this machine everyday for the past two and a half years. it has never broken down on me, it gets the job done, and i love the mp3 player. a great buy.
THIS IS A VERY STURDY UNIT AND I WOULD RECOMEND IT TO ANY ONE.
I HAVE OWNED ONE OF THISE UNITS AND PURCHASED ON USED ON EBAY FOR MY GIRL FRIND FOR A GIFT.
MY FREND HAS AN IPAQ AND OFTEN ASK IF I WOULD LIKE TO TRADE (HE LIKES THE FLIP COVER ON MINE).