Some people like to have a PDA. Even with today’s advanced smartphones, there are still things that PDAs are just better at. Though, that doesn’t mean that they want to spend a lot. If you want to find a cheap handheld PDA, keep reading.

When looking for a cheap handheld PDA, it is important that you know just what you will need to use your PDA for.

These little computers can do a lot, yet you don’t want to pay for more features than what you will need in your day-to-day use.

Instead, save yourself some money and only pay for those features that you really need.

If you are just using a PDA to keep a simple list of contacts, play games, etc. you can get by pretty inexpensively.

There is a product that is a spell checker, translator, calendar, and alarmed schedule planner for just around $20.

At the other end of the spectrum, there is a model that will do so much more; it comes with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, the ability to add additional memory with MMC, SD, and SDIO memory card slots, and software that is compatible with both Windows and Mac.

As you can see, there are a lot more features than the one listed first, but the price is a lot higher too. A unit like this would retail for around $250.

Some people would want to stick with the $20 model and some would consider the $250 model to be inexpensive and perfect for them. Cheap is in the eye of the beholder.

No matter what your idea of cheap is, you have a lot of places you can go to find the PDA that will fit in your budget.

One of the easiest ways is to find a place that has several models, in your price range, so you can compare “apples to apples”.

It is important that you decide what you need and what you don’t need. You can’t really make a decision unless you know just what features you won’t be able to “live without”.

Once you’ve found the model(s) that will meet your needs and fit in your budget you can further narrow the choice by comparing prices.

Also, comparing “non-pricing features” can be a good idea too. Things like what software the unit comes with, how much software is available if you ever want to add it, and how long the battery life is, etc.

One last thing you will want to take a look at is the warranty. How long is it and what does it cover? And, maybe as important, what does it not cover?