Dell Axim X5 400 MHz Pocket PC

Dell Axim X5 400 MHz Pocket PC
From Dell

Price: $97.90

Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Ships from and sold by SmartMediaUS

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Average customer review:
(3.0 stars, based on 90 reviews)

Product Details

  • Brand: Dell
  • Model: Axim X5 400MHz
  • Battery type: Lithium Ion


  • 400 MHz Intel XScale Processor, 64 MB of RAM, and 48 MB ROM
  • Brilliant 3.5" high-resolution transflective 65,000 color display
  • Integrated CompactFlash Type II and Secure Digital/MultiMediaCard slots to add storage or wireless communication cards
  • Built-in microphone, speaker, and stereo headphone connector
  • What's in the box: Axim X5, Stylus, Sync cradle, AC Adapter, 1440 mAh Lithium-Ion battery

New in box Dell Axim X5.
The Dell Axim X5 is the ultimate handheld device, delivering style and outstanding features at an affordable price. It's powered by the Intel XScale processor at 400 MHz to help you keep up with the tasks of everyday life, and is equipped with 64 MB SDRAM and 48 MB Intel StrataFlash ROM.

The Axim X5 is equipped with Microsoft Pocket PC 2002 Premium and pre-installed with familiar applications like Pocket Word and Pocket Excel, along with a calendar, contacts database, voice recorder, and a number of other built-in features.

With an integrated Type II CompactFlash card slot and a Secure Digital/MultiMediaCard slot, the expansion capabilities seem endless. And with its removable, rechargeable battery, the Axim X5 is never tied to its cradle--simply leave a spare battery charging in the cradle, and swap your battery when it's low.

The Dell Axim X5 features a backlit, 3.5-inch, 16-bit, touch-sensitive, transflective TFT color LCD display capable of displaying 65,536 colors at 240 x 320 resolution.

The Axim X5's audio capabilities include 16-bit stereo, full duplex record and playback, and an integrated microphone and speaker. The Axim also features a headphone jack.

The Axim X5 comes with a rechargeable, removable 1440 mAh lithium-ion battery. A rechargeable, removable 3400 mAh lithium-ion battery is optional.

What's in the box

  • Axim X5
  • Stylus
  • Sync cradle
  • AC Adapter
  • 1440 mAh Lithium-Ion Removable, Rechargeable battery

Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful.
4Depends on what you want to use it for
By Spenser Osper
I have had this PDA for a bit and so far, its not too bad, although really, if you are thinking of getting it consider what you might want from it. Hopefully to make your purchasing decision a bit easier I will make a quick category as to if you should buy this or stay away from it.

You should get this PDA if you:

-You just need to jot down a few notes, put in some contacts, keep up with tasks/appointments etc.
-Are on a budget and don't want to spend more than $25 or so dollars.
-Don't need it for stuff like games or movies. This is not a gaming device! If you want to play games, get and Xbox of PlayStation.
-You are familiar/somewhat familiar with earlier Windows OS(es)
-Don't need WiFi (although the Compact Flash port on this device can support a CF WiFi card)

You should not get this if:

-You are looking to watch a long movie, looking to play some great games, view Flash based sites. (Then you might want to look at a netbook rather than a Pocket PC in general)
-You absolutly need internet right out of the box.

So hopefully those two charts can make your decision a bit easier.

I purchased mine for $20 not that long ago, and to really just sum it up, its a stable device. It does what I want it to do, which was to put tasks and reminders in. I shopped around for a bit and was originally thinking of getting an HP iPaq pocket pc, but then I really asked myself, should I really spend more money on essentially the same thing? (Awnser: no)

The device comes with all the basics. It has dedicated Contacts/Calender/Appointments/Alarm apps like every other PDA device. Depending on who you buy it from, it might come preloaded with Windows Mobile 2002 or 2003. The one pictured on the screen in the photos is 2002. Don't worry though, 2002 and 2003 are not much different. Along with the afromentioned tools, it comes with a pocket version of Internet Explorer, which can't handle Flash very good, but text based sites are fine. It also comes with MSN Messenger, Windows Media Player, and even a mini Microsoft Office suite including Word and Excel, both of which can save .doc and .xls files. Note that the Outlook feature on this device cannot autmatically receive e-mails but syncing it with your computer will transfer your e-mail. The battery life so far is good, on average it can atleast get a few days of decent use in.

I would say if you are looking for a cheap, reliable Pocket PC and don't wanna break the bank, you may have found your device here.


2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
4Even relatively old, it is worth the price
By Lomax
I bought my Dell Axim X5 a couple of months ago, refurbished in very good condition and only for around 40 dollars and I am extremely satisfied with the item. I bought, also refurbished, a wireless card, so that for around sixty something I have an equipment that do serve my purposes: organizing myself, set my reminders, checking mails and navigating internet and even writing or recording notes when I am in a hurry, not to forget. Upgrading could be a decision for the future, but thinking in a practical way, this was a very cheap solution.
As my system is Windows 7, I may communicate with the PC through the Windows Mobile Center, but I cannot interact with Outlook. I solved that problem, although it is not the optimal but works, printing to an Excel file all my contacts and transferring it to the PPC. With Edit...Find...I look for my contacts easily. What I could not solve is to use the player for seeing videos, only for audio (which is very good). If somebody has an idea how to do it, I would be grateful.
Forgot to mention: the screen is very good, you may read easily emails and news, also the photos. And when receiving photos attached to an email, you may save or see it. That is really something for such a cheap and relatively old device.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
5Five Stars
By Bob_B
Exactly what I needed; and, delivered in a timely manner.

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