LAPTOP Magazine reviews the OQO model 02. With integrated mobile broadband, better performance, and longer battery life, OQO's model 02 is a UMPC worth owning. Mar 21, 2006 the OQO packs a lot of capabilities into a tiny package. The screen, thankfully, takes up the majority of the square footage, and the casing. To your laptop or PDA, the OQO Model 01+ shines. The OQO model 01+ ultra personal computer (uPC) is a fully featured Windows XP computer Just 4.9 inches long, 3.4 inches wide, 0.9 inches thin, and weighing only 14 ounces, the model 01+ can fit in a pocket For easy typing and cursor control it has a complete thumb keyboard Connect to wireless networks with built-in WiFi and Bluetooth.
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But the new OQO model 02, with its mobile broadband and new solid-state hard drive, is helping us broaden our thinking about the UMPC category. Its elegant design, improved usability, and excellent.Editor's rating (1-5):
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Reviewed August 1, 2005 by Lisa Gade, Editor in Chief
Update Fall 2007: Read our review of the OQO model 02 that replaces the model 01.
Make no mistake, the OQO model 01 is one of the most impressive technological feats of the decade. OQO spent five years developing this handheld computer, and likely it took every day to fit a PC into a device the size of a large PDA. The model 01, currently the only OQO model, runs Windows XP Home Edition rather than a PDA operating system, yet it will fit easily in a purse, brief case or roomy pocket. At 4.9 x 3.4 x .9 inches, the device isn't much larger than large Pocket PC and Palm models such as the Palm LifeDrive and HP iPAQ hx4700, though it is heavier at 14 ounces. For those who must have full blown Windows on the go in a tiny package, the nearly $2,000 OQO might prove indispensable. Since Windows XP wasn't designed for use in such a small format, usability does suffer, and we'll talk more about that later.
Yes, you can run your favorite Windows applications on the OQO. Don't expect much in the gaming department however from this 1 GHz Transmeta Crusoe powered machine with 256 megs of RAM and an 8 meg graphics card. Obviously there's no internal CD ROM drive in a device this size, but you can hook up an external USB or even FireWire CD or DVD drive to the OQO to install applications and watch movies. The device has one USB and one unpowered FireWire port along with a headphone jack. For a full set of ports, you'll use the included docking cable. The cable itself is an interesting concept: rather than cramming ports into a dock small enough to mate nicely with the model 01, OQO includes a long, rubbery 4.5 foot long docking cable that's peppered with ports.
Above: the OQO docking cable
In the Box
The OQO model 01 comes in an elegant and classy large black box which holds the computer, stylus, world charger (notebook style inline brick), a metal stand, slip case, docking cable and a software restore CD. There is no comprehensive printed or PDF manual, but you do get a basic guide.
Features at a Glance
As mentioned, the OQO model 01 has a 1 GHz Transmeta Crusoe processor, 256 megs of RAM, a 5' 800 x 480 color display with digitizer, USB and FireWire on board but no internal speaker. It has both Bluetooth and WiFi, and via the docking cable, 10/100 Ethernet as well as Ethernet. This means you can dock the OQO at your desk to a monitor, keyboard, mouse and wired Ethernet, then unplug it for use on the road.
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Design and Ergonomics
The model 01 looks elegant in its bronze colored metal casing and has a minimalist design. It's a basic rectangle with the 4' display taking up most of the front face. The OQO logo, power button and mic holes are the display's only companions on the front face. The docking connectors (3, all of which plug into the cable's end, and the far left port doubles as the charging connector) are on the bottom left edge, and the multifunction jog wheel and USB port are on the bottom right. The 4 pin unpowered FireWire port is on the left side and the standard 3.5mm headphone jack is on the right. The back of the computer is finished in matching bronze and has a battery charge indicator, as the entire back plate actually is the removable battery! The unit feels good in reasonably large hands, though it does run hot.