The author, a principal at a middle school in California, selects the handheld and laptop computers that offer the best combination of necessary features (for educators) and price. By category, his choices are:

Basic Handheld Computers

  • Handspring Visor Platinum (, retail price of $299) offers good memory, good software, and a decent screen. It provides all the necessary linkage capabilities to personal computers (PCs) that make current-generation handheld computers so


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