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    Can anyone answer this concern? When I check the processor type of my Treo 700wx (and on another Treo 700wx I've seen) from tapping on the "About" icon in the "System" tab of "Settings" I see a processor of: PXA272-312MHz.

    However, when reviewing the specs of the 700wx on the Palm website (http://www.palm.com/us/products/smar...00w/specs.html
    AND http://www.palm.com/us/products/smar...Treo700wx.pdf),
    the processor shows as Intel "XScale." I thought the two processor names were interchangeable until reviewing a comparison chart of all current Treos on the market (found at http://blog.treonauts.com/TreoFamily...sonChart2.gif).

    The Treo 680 (http://www.palm.com/us/products/smar...680/specs.html) is supposed to be a lower-end Treo yet has a similar processor of the 700wx, which is supposed to be a HIGH-END Treo costing $650!

    Did Palm (or manufacturer HTC) decide to use cheaper processors for some Treos and some of us out there became stuck with the cheaper ones but are being charged for the more expensive ones?

    Can add some input or clarification please? Please check your processor in your settings and review the above URLs. Thanks!

    Oh I just came across this page: http://www.intel.com/design/pca/appl...pxa27x_faq.htm. Can anyone interpret it? Sounds like the PXA270 in the Treo 680 is a better processor than the one found in the 700wx because it supports more...?
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    The PXA272 is the version of an X-Scale processor.

    Using the 312mhz processor (in Palm's eyes) is the best balence between performance and battery life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JGold View Post
    The PXA272 is the version of an X-Scale processor.

    Using the 312mhz processor (in Palm's eyes) is the best balence between performance and battery life.
    Hmmm...ok but why was the PXA270 used for the Treo 680 instead of the PXA272? According to comparison chart at http://blog.treonauts.com/TreoFamily...isonChart2.gif and the spec sheets by Palm (found on specs page for each corresponding Treo), both 680 and 700wx Treos have a 312MHz processor. So shouldn't both use the same Intel XScale processor? I'm still a little confused....

    Do you have a 700wx? If so, what is your processor according to your settings?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ManLee View Post
    Hmmm...ok but why was the PXA270 used for the Treo 680 instead of the PXA272? According to comparison chart at http://blog.treonauts.com/TreoFamily...isonChart2.gif and the spec sheets by Palm (found on specs page for each corresponding Treo), both 680 and 700wx Treos have a 312MHz processor. So shouldn't both use the same Intel XScale processor? I'm still a little confused....

    Do you have a 700wx? If so, what is your processor according to your settings?
    Palm probably used the 270 instead of the 272 for cost reasons. Also, the 680's motherboard and chipset most likely is similar to the 650 so using the same processor made sense from a cost perspective.

    Also if you notice, the Intel spec classifies the above processors as the 27X which means the differences between the 270 and 272 are probably so small that only a hardware engineer would know the difference.

    Of course, all this is speculation.

    BTW, I don't have a Treo (see lineage below). However, if your Treo shows one thing, I am sure that people that have the same model have the same information.
    Last edited by JGold; 11/16/2006 at 06:12 AM.
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