An OQO with OLED and Intel processor could be revealed at CES

An OQO with OLED and Intel processor could be revealed at CES

Summary: One mobile device I never owned, but almost pulled the trigger on a couple of times, was the OQO. However, it is way out of my price range, starts at $1,299 and accessories are expensive too, and I could never justify the price. The nicest high-end model is a whopping US$2,999 too. Rob Bushway mentioned that the Digital Experience vendor email list revealed that an updated OQO will be revealed at CES next week.

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An OQO with OLED and Intel processor could be revealed at CESOne mobile device I never owned, but almost pulled the trigger on a couple of times, was the OQO. However, it is way out of my price range, starts at $1,299 and accessories are expensive too, and I could never justify the price. The nicest high-end model is a whopping US$2,999 too. Rob Bushway mentioned that the Digital Experience vendor email list revealed that an updated OQO will be revealed at CES next week.

This updated OQO model will apparently be called the OQO model 2+ and will use an Intel Atom processor, OLED display (awesome!), and have worldwide 3G capability. These upgrades sound great, but I imagine this feature-packed baby with the 2GB of RAM coming in close to that $3,000 price so it makes it a non-device for me. With the low price small computers/netbooks available today is there still a market for highly portable, expensive devices like the OQO?

Topics: Hardware, Intel, Mobility, Processors

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  • If the OQO were an Apple product...

    [i]With the low price small computers/netbooks available today is there still a market for highly portable, expensive devices like the OQO?[/i]

    I would say yes, if it was an Apple product. Why Apple? Take a look at how much people paid for the iPhone when it first came out($500) and how much the MacBook Air costs despite the design sacrifices made just to perfectly fit it in a manila envelope. Apple would sell the OQO like hotcakes because they know how to market to their fanatics... er, customers.

    But it's not, and it's intended audience isn't willing to pay a few months' salary for it when there more affordable and flexible alternatives.
    Tony Agudo
    • apple wouldnt

      Apple is more than just marketing, they know how to design a product right. Any OQO would need serious design changes to be the kind of thing Apple would sale, in their current form, even Apple couldn't sell that many of them....

      and if $1299 is a few months worth of salary for you, you need to look about getting a better job or education/qualifications... people on Social Security can make more than that.
      doh123
    • Intended Audience

      I don't think it's intended audience are people that work at McDonalds. At that price, I think it's likely bank CEOs that want more than a BlackBerry.
      Metronome49
  • RE: An OQO with OLED and Intel processor could be revealed at CES

    Well this OQO model 2 will stand no chance agaisnt netbooks with similar form factor. There are already the Eeetop,which is a 15"all in one PC with touch screen, for almost 550 euros, and even significantly cheaper similar upcoming products from MSI, in Europa .Thus i suspect that there will be netbook with tablet form factor and multitouch screen as soon as Windows 7 is available tablet like netbooks.With a fraction of the price of this OQO they will outsell it to a point where it won't even be funny.
    timiteh
  • Its the right size but wrong price

    Its the right size but wrong price!
    willreyn
    • Perhaps it's the cost of the Windows license. :( (nt)

      nt
      V@...
  • Battery life may determine it's desirability.

    Netbooks aren't really providing extended battery life that I expected them to.

    OLED screen definitely a plus point.
    Device size is another plus point.

    It's not Apple. Meh.
    It is Windows. Bummer.

    Perhaps if they offer an open source OS, I might take it seriously.
    V@...
  • RE: An OQO with OLED and Intel processor could be revealed at CES

    We would pay whatever for an OQO with
    Mac OS X inside. Why? Because it is so
    small and light (450 g) and runs the full
    Apple Keynote and Microsoft PowerPoint
    for full blown presentations. Even the
    MacBook Air is too large and heavy for us.
    We do not mind the price. We want a
    pocketable full Mac.
    ZDNeX
  • RE: An OQO with OLED and Intel processor could be revealed at CES

    Absolutely right. Apple, please, make it.
    THE PRICE IS NOT A PROBLEM. Something
    like the first picture of this site:

    Next Apple moves will be Books and
    Games?
    http://spidouz.wordpress.com/2008/09/0
    3/next-apple-moves-will-be-books-
    and-games

    AND WITH THE FULL MAC OS X INSIDE
    (not the reduced OS X). For full blown presentations from NATIVE Apple Keynote
    and Microsoft PowerPoint files.

    Just carry all you need on your pocket
    (300 g or so) to the classroom, scientific
    meeting, home, whenever you want to
    show your presentation...

    Lke this, but for Mac:

    Project from a Handheld!
    Impatica ShowMate
    http://www.impatica.com/showmate

    AMAZING!
    ZDNeX