Put a Windows 10 PC in your pocket for $249

The Ockel Sirius B is no larger than a portable hard drive, yet it's a full blown desktop.
Written by Rick Broida, Contributor

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That's no portable hard drive... It's a space station. Sorry... I meant a space-saving workstation.


Is that a PC in your pocket or are you just glad to Sirius me?

Sorry, that was weak. But I'm not kidding about the "pocket PC" part: Ockel's Sirius B is a full-blown Windows 10 desktop that you could easily mistake for a portable hard drive, because it's exactly that compact: just 4.8" x 3.1" x 0.5" inches.

It originally sold for $329. Newegg currently offers it for $299, but for a limited time, StackSocial has the Ockel Sirius B Black Cherry for $249 shipped. (Note: Shipping may take 1-2 weeks.)

I can think of lots of practical applications for this. You could deploy them across a call-center where you don't want a bunch of large, noisy, heat-producing desktops. You could connect one to a projector or TV for presentation purposes, without having to stay tethered to a laptop.

The Sirius B isn't a powerhouse, but it should be powerful enough for mainstream computing tasks. It runs on an Intel Atom x5-Z8350 processor, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of eMMC flash storage -- the latter expandable via both microSD and USB.

Speaking of which, the unit includes not only a card slot, but also a USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 port. There's an HDMI output, microphone and headphone jacks and Bluetooth 4.0 for connecting a wireless mouse and keyboard.

All this in a flat, black package that weighs a scant 5.4 ounces.

I haven't found many reviews of the Sirius B -- there's exactly one user review at Newegg, though it's a 5-star -- so I think you'll have to take this at face value: This is an ultra-compact portable PC with all the ports you need and a price that's hard to beat.

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