System requirements for the desktop platform

* 486DX/33 or higher.

* Windows 95/98 or 2000, Windows NT 4.0, Service Pack 3 or later.

* 16M of memory (32M recommended).

* 10N50M of available hard disk space.

* CD-ROM drive.

* Super VGA or higher video card.

* One free serial port or USB port. (Note: The USB connection does

not work with Windows 95 or NT, and the infrared connection does not work

with Windows NT.)

* TCP/IP protocols.

* Microsoft Office 97 or Office 2000 (at a minimum, Word and Excel).

* Microsoft Outlook 98 or Outlook 2000 (comes bundled with the Jornada

545).

* Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 or later.

REPORT CARD

Jornada 545

Score: B+

Hewlett-Packard Co.

(650) 857-1501

www.hp.com/jornada

Price and Availability: The Jornada 545 is available for a retail price of $499. The Jornada 548 — which has 32M of ROM compared with the Jornada 545's 16M and comes with a serial cable in addition to the USB cradle — is available for a retail price of $599.

Remarks: The Jornada 545 is a well-designed device that makes an extremely useful traveling companion. Don't expect it to take the place of your desktop or notebook PC, but for its size it can do a lot.

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