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OQO Model 03 Shows Up, Featuring Windows 7 and a High Price Tag [Updated]

OQO Model 03 Shows Up, Featuring Windows 7 and a High Price Tag [Updated]

On May 22nd, 2009, OQO confirmed that they would be closing their doors, and that the Model 2+ would never see an official release date. A few months after that, a Model 2+ actually did show up on eBay, and it went with an extravagant price tag of $5,100. There were still days to go on that auction, too, so it could have sold for even more. But, that was supposed to be the end of it.

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eXpansys pulls newest model of OQO off web site

eXpansys pulls newest model of OQO off web site

The world's smallest full-featured PC is a title held by the OQO. It's a small UMPC that's been around for a few years, and OQO was due to release a follow up, the OQO Model 02+ early this year. However, due to financial troubles and other problems for the company, it looks like the OQO Model 02+ is not going to be released any time soon.

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OQO Model 2+ OLED display not as frugal as expected

OQO Model 2+ OLED display not as frugal as expected

Details are still emerging about OQO's Model 2+ UMPC, and one of its most interesting aspects: the OLED touchscreen.  Aside from brighter colors and improved contrast, OLED is said to offer much-reduced power consumption over LCD; that bodes well for a mobile device like the Model 2+.  In the field, though, things aren't looking quite so positive, with Steve Paine reporting 10.5w drain with the backlight on high - that works out to potentially under 2hrs use from the standard 17wh battery.

OQO Model 2+ gets video unboxing, SSD benchmarks

OQO Model 2+ gets video unboxing, SSD benchmarks

There are now two of OQO's Model 2+ UMPCs out in the wild, and the second - which has the SSD option - paused long enough to get unboxed by MID Moves' Steve Paine.  The solid-state drive seems to make a big difference, with its maximum 53MB read and 35MB write rates keeping Vista moving along smoothly, despite the Intel Atom processor.

Unboxing video of the OQO Model 2+ after the cut

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CES 2009: OQO Model 2+ UMPC Hands-On

CES 2009: OQO Model 2+ UMPC Hands-On

OQO's UMPCs have always been tempting devices thanks to their compact size and impressive build-quality, but the company can now add performance to their list of abilities.  The OQO Model 2+ marks a shift for the company to Intel's Atom range of mobile processors, in this case the 1.86GHz Z540, paired with 2GB of RAM and either a 120GB HDD or 60GB SSD.  Most impressive, perhaps, is the new OLED touchscreen - in fact the Model 2+ is the first such mobile computing device to have one - which, with the Atom chipset's hardware video decoding, produces some incredible picture quality.

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OQO Model 2+ now available

OQO Model 2+ now available

According to the Dynamism web site, the OQO Model 2+ is now available for purchase.  The OQO, which sports some netbook-like specs but a very different form factor, touts itself as "the most advanced superlight PC on the market". 

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