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World’s smallest x86 PC gets an upgrade

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  1. Jimmy 2004

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    OQO, the maker of the world’s smallest x86 based computer, has announced an upgraded version of its miniature PC. The old specs featured a 1GHz CPU, 256MB of RAM and a 20GB hard drive, which have now been upgraded to include up to a 1.5GHz Via C7 processor, 1GB of RAM and a 60GB hard drive. This machine should now be fairly capable of running Windows Vista (possibly without Aero) and it already copes nicely with the full version of XP. It also features a new docking station and supports EVDO, so you can browse the web from almost any developed area. Prices start at $1499 for the 1.2GHz model with 512MB of RAM and a 30GB hard drive, going up to $1849 for the top model. All models feature WiFi and Bluetooth.

    Source: The Inquirer
     
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    Kind of pricy for a small low power computer. I guess miniaturization is costly. HAHA.

    On the side note, I was beginning to think everyone was newsed out from the CES show. :laugh:
     
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    Well, there isn't much news going on... this is the only interesting thing I've seen. Most new products have already been shown, so it might be a bit empty for the next few days. :(
     
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    It's a nifty little gizmo, that's for sure. As far as how useful it is? Maybe if you have some USB equipment and need a real portable computer to use it or something...

    Otherwise, since miniaturization is so costly, I hope little things like this help drive that cost down.
     
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    i think the sony version (though bigger) is a much better set up a ULV core 2 solo 1gb ddr2 3200 and a 60gb HDD 950GME chipset
     
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    yeah i was about to say but this one does have the advantage of being a more ascetically pleasing shape/design
     
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    Well I think this is essentially the size of two average size PDAs or perhaps slightly larger than one big one. I may be wrong, but the originaly could definately rest quite on your palm quite stablily.
     
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    Fantastic device. Remember it isnt designed for people like us, but for specialist industrial applications. For Joe Consumer, a PDA or a regular ULV laptop is much more practical and much cheaper too.

    Don't worry about aesthetics! Take a look at psion devices. You will see they aren't designed to look cool in the classroom. http://www.psionteklogix.com/public.aspx?s=com&p=Products&pCat=281

    Problem with the Psions is that they use very different OS. It means you have to develop applications especially for them. With the OQO, you just use regular PC programs, or use your regular .net developers to code something special for your needs.
     
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    ah, just make some stuff up for a laugh............

    ..something with laser beams for example
     
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    ooo how about sharks with lazer beams attached to their heads :D

    I wanted someone to make these (in real life not just in austin powers) for so long lol
     

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