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  1.    #1  
    I know there's been a lot of buzz about this recently... but what's going on? The prism is $450, the IIIc is $329. The Dlx is $250, the IIIxe is $200. Hopefully handspring gets competitive soon so that I can justify a prism over a IIIc.
    - John
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    CORRECTION: the Deluxe also has a $50 dolalr rebate so it is also $200.

    I do agree, I mean who brought to the market the mroe saffordable Palm Powered PDA ever? Who brought to the market 16 bit color in a Palm? SpringboardS?!?! HAndspring needs t oget more inovation.. there runnign out of ideas! (j/k)

    Handspring products ARE supurior you know, so that's the only resons you need to get a Prism. (and the prism is a cooler name.. I mean come on... IIIc?)
    -Michael Ducker
    TreoCentral Staff
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    Originally posted by pee-dee-eh
    I know there's been a lot of buzz about this recently... but what's going on? The prism is $450, the IIIc is $329. The Dlx is $250, the IIIxe is $200. Hopefully handspring gets competitive soon so that I can justify a prism over a IIIc.
    Looking at it is justification enough (unless you're outside but the IIIc isn't any better).
    -Joshua
    I've decided to become enigmatic.
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    I personally belive that the Handspring prices on the Platnium are fine, but the prices on the Prism, VDlx, and Visor could go down some. I belive that the ultimate price for the Visor Deluxe is around 200-220, the Visor should be about 20 dollars lower, and I think that a good price for the Prism is around 400. If the prism cost around 400, then it would be an obvious choice against the IIIc, as it stands now, many of the non-educated people don't see the benefits of the Prism, and they buy the IIIc because of the substantially lower price.

    BEN
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    I wasn't trying to imply that I am a "non-educated" person. I was merely commenting that I think it's awfully expensive relative to it's direct competition.
    - John
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    I'm with BEN, people un-educated people WILL buy the cheaper one, not taking into consideration that the prism can become a 24meg machine without any changes to the size of the system, or into consideration that the visor prism has far superior color depth (16bits! That's as much as my Voodoo3 3000 Gets!! That's too close to home! hehe) Also the un-educated with not consider the fact that the visor prism is identical to palm in pretty much everyway, except for a better case color, springboard slot (hence the 24 megs), and more colors. My take, pictures of my women (eheh) look much better in 16 bits (65,536 colors!) (!) than in a measly 256....and one can only expect the Prism to come down in price, like the IIIc was about 550 for the first 6 months or so after it was released! And so the prism will follow with it...I'm very excited to get one, but I may just say upmy moola for the next generation of visors...don't know what it's gonna be, but I can expect the next "line" of them to have the best one be around 500-600 dollars...I'll be sitting pretty then :-D

    BTW: Palm's decision of case colors are terrible, yes you may say handspring is an apple wannabe, but wouldn't you rather have a PDA that costs a bundle to look different than one that's indistinguishable from teh next? (wow, big word)
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    Then there are the uneducated who buy those most expensive one figuring its got to be the best! Or do those people just end up getting Pocket PC?
    Matt Nichols
    VigoSpraxPalm@Yahoo.com
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    Originally posted by Matthew Nichols
    Or do those people just end up getting Pocket PC?
    Yup, that's basically what they do. We must save them from the dark side .

    BEN
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    Originally posted by BEN


    Yup, that's basically what they do. We must save them from the dark side .

    BEN
    By offering a more expensive computer than PPC? No. Let 'em turn. I'd rather have a cheap visor/palm/cli/etc.
    -Joshua
    I've decided to become enigmatic.
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    Originally posted by BEN


    Yup, that's basically what they do. We must save them from the dark side .

    BEN
    The specs on the PPC are just too good (on paper) when compared to a Palm. One of my best friends is being tempted by the dark side and I'm no Skywalker. I can be convincing, but when he considers that he can play MP3's and have a color screen for less than the price of a Prism, what am I supposed to say? Now that I think of it if I didn't own a Mac I might be tempted by the dark side too. If only those PPC machines didn't use an OS from Microsoft .

    Disclaimer: HS is my PDA company of choice and the moment they add better sound support and lower the price of the Prism I'll be the first to buy, but right now only the PPC's have that kind of functionality.
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    Originally posted by lennonhead


    The specs on the PPC are just too good (on paper) when compared to a Palm. One of my best friends is being tempted by the dark side and I'm no Skywalker. I can be convincing, but when he considers that he can play MP3's and have a color screen for less than the price of a Prism, what am I supposed to say? Now that I think of it if I didn't own a Mac I might be tempted by the dark side too. If only those PPC machines didn't use an OS from Microsoft .

    Disclaimer: HS is my PDA company of choice and the moment they add better sound support and lower the price of the Prism I'll be the first to buy, but right now only the PPC's have that kind of functionality.
    May the Springboard be with you! I think the other dark side includes the Prism's Color Screen...they should really try to take notes from Compaq on this one (so should everyone from the camps of Palm and Win). One other note...with a simple install of Virtual PC, you too can sync with Windows...and amazingly enough, Virtual PC Win 2000 for Macintosh is the absolute most stable version of Windows ever...and I mean EVER!

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    I have VPC, but only with Windows 95. I want to give the least amount of money possible to that company (MS that is). VPC is a great program, but I wouldn't want to have to open it every time I had to sync. I would end up having to deal with Windows more than I'd like to. (an example would be the extremely frustrating hour I spent today trying to install Win95 to a new disk partition, what a pain in the @ss. I won't go into boring details...)
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