The OQO Model 02 tiny computer is HOT!

Engadget has a great video demo and post up about the much-awaited update to their tiny computers, the OQO Model 02 (link to the OQO site):

It’s been updated in all the major areas – brighter screen, improved performance (top of the line model will have a 1.5GHz Via C7 processor, 1GB of RAM, and a 60 GB hard drive), and some cool little touches – an awesome adjustable height docking station with optical drive, touch strips for vertical and horizontal scrolling, and a feature that parks the hard drive and freezes the system if it’s dropped (watch Jory from OQO toss it in the air several times in the video). It will also drive two external monitors (one DVI and one VGA) both at 1900×1200 – something most laptops can’t do. It also has optional high speed cellular wireless – the one in the video was sporting Sprint EVDO.

It’s an impressive little device. Quite spendy compared to UMPCs like the Asus R2H and Samsung Q1 – the base model starts at $1499 and only comes with a 1.2 GHz processor, smaller hard drive, and 512MB of RAM. The top of the line model is $1849. The docking station is another $400 with a DVD burner.

I also wish it had an Intel processor instead of a Via C7, but my budget is going to prevent me from springing for one of these anytime soon, so that’s not too big of an issue. 😉

So begins my drooling from afar about the new gadgets that are going to be announced at MacWorld and CES this week. It’s going to be hard the next few days to contain myself! Look for lots more gadgety geek posts in the coming days. 🙂


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