Billed as the smallest personal computer available, OQO launched the second version of its pocketable pen-based computer system on Tuesday. Measuring in at 4.9″ (12.4cm) long and 3.4″ (8.6cm) high by just under an inch (2.5cm) thick and weighing 14 ounces (397g), the OQO Model 01+ is the tiniest commercially available system to be running a full version of Windows XP.
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2005-09-28 11:48 amCPUGuy
No it’s not…. That is XP’s “Silver” theme, it comes with XP.
i still prefer the vaio over the oqo.
2005-09-28 5:23 amCelerate
I prefer a laptop over a small handheld computer like this. Portable computers are nice; however, after getting my first PDA I didn’t take long to realize that once you hit a certain size, going smaller only makes things less useful.
It may be good for some people, but it’s unlikely to be for any average computer consumer.
Just watched the video and the specs, it sure looks like a great computer. Personally I would have liked it more if the ethernet jack was not on the dock but on the device itself.
2005-09-28 1:47 amJBQ
I agree that the lack of on-device ethernet is unfortunate. So is the entire lack of TV-out.
2005-09-28 9:56 amAnonymous
Hope to see one soon with XSCALE (and lower price than pepper pad)
the website doesnt tell me the battery life – or whether linux/bsd will install and run, anyknow know?
2005-09-27 8:35 pmAnonymous
the site says 3 hours and a previous poster said this also. Oh and it’s a standard PC so Linux will run and work fine.
Nice surprise OQO !!!
We all waited for OQO 02 but the new OQO 01 is certainly a PLUS .
Here is a web site that discusses in detail these handtop pcs: http://www.minipcs.com
Just a cool toy from what i can see. Can’t see it as a practical system for anything other then specialized fields. $1899 buy a hell of a standard laptop
2005-09-27 10:31 pmLazarus
“$1899 buy a hell of a standard laptop”
And an AMD64 based one to boot…
…on Pimp My Ride UK, they put one in some guy’s Ford Capri…
I hope this is an open platform – I’d love to run my favourite OSS on it
Isn’t this created by a company started by an old MS exec?
Oh man, that would be nice, BeOS or some day when AROS is up to par…
…oh to dream!
I can’t wait for the Nokia 770 to get more power because it costs 5 times less than this OQO and provides the same screen resolution. I can live without the keyboard.
I agree. I cannot work without a full size keyboard. I already saving up for a 12″ powerbook or an X40.
“battery life is 3 hours”
Impossible. Maybe 3 hours while in sleep mode.
I am guessing the battry life is 20-40 mins. In addition, the display would not be as bright as it appears from the pics.
Moreover, to run windows xp they will have to implement a classic x86 machine with all these hundreds of instructions and simulate PCI bus and IDE controllers and all different kinds of interrupts even though they might not exist or might be unnecessary. This is not an option for handheld.
They would have been better off building their own machine, kinda used strong arm or intel xscale and compile Linux as a native os for their machine.
For the mean time, my Nokia phone browses the web just fine.
2005-09-28 9:33 amviton
They are using 1Ghz crusoe. The only way to have x86 instruction set in a handheld is to emulate it =)
“… 2 hours of fairly non-demanding (Microsoft Word document) editing before the battery’s fuel gauge indicated it was time for a recharge”
I’d be hard pressed to replace my trusty Psion series 5. The keyboard on the Psion is more like a somewhat miniturised laptop keyboard.
See: http://www.geek.com/hwswrev/pda/psionser5.htm – for example.
The keys have a decent amount of travel and it is practical to type up an essay on the machine. Psions forever!
I would like one and the os it ships with is the right one for sure. So tired of all OSX, Linux, ZX basic whatever crybabies.
If it runs full-version Windows XP, this means you can install other OS on it. I always wondered.
I want one of those! I’d install linux right away
Just to clarify: The OQO is not an “XP computer” but runs Linux or other operating systems as well. In fact, with Linux you are supposed to get a much better battery life out of it.
“OQO says battery life is about 3 hours, depending on usage.”
3 hours = sleep mode? =)
It looks good and useful. I’d love to be able to have Mac OSX on it though. ( if you look close enough at the video you can see towards the end where they show shipping, the window is skinned to look like the Mac OS Aqua interface. Cool ! )