OCOSMOS OSC9 tablet hits US by Dec with Smart remote

Oct 20, 2011
OCOSMOS OSC9 tablet hits US by Dec with Smart remote

OCOSMOS' OSC9 tablet PC has gone up for pre-order in the US, with the 10.1-inch slate - billed as being the thinnest Windows 7 tablet around - expected to begin shipping at the end of November. Priced at $649 from Dynamism, the OSC9 runs a 1.5GHz Oak Trail Atom Z670 processor, 2GB of RAM and offers a choice of 16GB or 32GB of flash storage, all fronted by a 1280 x 800 10.1-inch display. It also supports an optional "Smart O-Bar" screen-toting remote.

If the touchscreen sounds bigger than what OCOSMOS were hawking back at the OSC9's debut at CES 2011 earlier this year, you're not wrong. Then, the slate had a 9-inch panel running at 1024 x 768, but OCOSMOS has obviously followed fashion - and, we dare say, panel supplies - and increased both size and resolution.

Still present, however, is the Smart O-Bar Multi-controller, a compact remote that offers a 3.5-inch 320 x 480 LCD display, WiFi b/g/n, gyroscope and accelerometer, and can act as anything from a wireless keyboard/mouse for the OSC9, as a simple game controller, or as a VoIP phone handset. Alternatively, owners can stream multimedia content from the OSC9 to the Smart O-Bar.

Finally there's an HDMI docking station, with ethernet and a pair of USB ports. The OSC9 measures in at 267 x 173 x 11.9mm and has a battery good for up to 6hrs runtime, WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 and GPS. We have to say we'd be more excited to see Windows 8 on the slate, but there's always upgrading next year. The OSC9 is priced at $649, while the HDMI dock is $69.99, the Smart O-Bar controller $139.99, and a keyboard dock $69.99.

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