Recomendation on PDA to run Exbal

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by black rifle, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. black rifle

    black rifle Member

    Jan 1, 2007
    Can anyone give me a recomendation on a pocket pc to run Exbal on? Please give me a brand and model. I am going to try to find a used one on ebay. Thanks
  2. mattj

    mattj Well-Known Member

    Jun 27, 2007
    Dell Axim X50

    I have a Dell Axim X50v (x50 will work fine also). It's plenty for ballistics, and I also pair it with a Bluetooth GPS and use it for navigation. It also does built-in WiFi, so when you're not in the field, you can do email and stuff if you're near a hotspot.

    I think it's right in the price-to-performance/features sweet spot

    You can buy an upgrade to Windows Mobile 2003 for it on ebay for like $10... I recommend doing that.

    I also recommend an Otterbox to keep it in to make it water/bomb proof in the field.

    FYI, Patagonia Ballistics just released the Mobile version of LoadBase 2.0 -- you get both the Windows and PocketPC version when you buy it. There's a couple little bugs that need to get fixed, but I think I already like it better than Exbal.

  3. diderr

    diderr Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2007
    I just bought exbal, and a dell axim x5 pocket pc. it works perfectly together. all thrills no frills. I just put a 2gb sd card in it and went to town. I bought the pocket pc for $60 off e-bay.
  4. Weda

    Weda Guest

    Dell Axim X50 or X51.. they are all over ebay.... pretty durable and cheap if you look...
  5. nolo263

    nolo263 Well-Known Member

    Aug 29, 2006
    I use a zire 72 works pretty good and has a built in camera to take pics of targets or animals. I also use the A-tragmp instead of exbal..
  6. JLR

    JLR Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2007
    This is the same thing that I have. The X5 seemed to be the best bang for the buck that I was able to find. However, you'll find that only 1gb of that sd card is supported:), but you can put an unlimited size cf card if you need it for music, etc.