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OQO model 01

1 August 2005
  • Conclusion: A marvel of technology and for now, unique. The Sony Vaio U750 is the only thing that came close and it's both larger and on its way out. Windows XP in the palm of your hand and in your pocket just can't be beat if you're a road warrior with serious computing needs. Anything you can do with a Windows notebook, you can do with the OQO, albeit more slowly when it comes to input, navigation and computing speed.
  • Pros: Real Windows XP in a package that's not much larger than a PDA! Good compliment of ports on-board and via the docking cable. Docking cable is included, as is a desktop stand. Has both WiFi and Bluetooth. Sharp screen that's surprisingly readable. Slider design allows for a very usable thumb keyboard on the go. Very attractive looking. Great sound through headphones and excellent video and DVD playback capabilities. Adequate performance for office and Internet applicat...
  • Cons: Expensive! Using the OQO without an external mouse and keyboard can prove tedious as Windows XP is designed for the mouse and keyboard, and the OQO's stylus, eraser stick pointer and small keyboard can't compete with standard notebook input methods. Device gets quite warm in hand. Not powerful enough to run games other than board, puzzle and several year old action games. Not powerful enough to run demanding apps such as CAD, 3D, serious Photoshop or development envir...
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