Palm-sized Desktop?

OQO announced a Palm-sized computer capable of running Windows XP at CES 2004, and the preliminary stats are impressive. Based on a 1ghz Crusoe processor, 256 megs of RAM and a 20 gig hard drive, this little powerhouse reportedly also includes a built-in keyboard, slide-out display, onboard 802.11b and Bluetooth, USB 1.1 and FireWire ports, it can also take stylus input and docks neatly for recharging and use as a (miniscule) desktop, supporting up to 1280×1024 external monitor resolutions. And all for a price between $1500 and $2000 USD, a solution that could drop into your shirt pocket and replace your PDA/laptop in one fell swoop. Interesting- I’ll be keeping an eye on that for sure…

2 Responses to Palm-sized Desktop?

  1. Jensa says:

    Nice thing, but I think this one: http://www.flipstartpc.com/ is even cooler. Almost same specs, but this one can be used for both email and MP3, without turning on the PC itself and thus saving power.J

  2. Scott Fegette says:

    Damn- I think I’d have to agree. Nice specs. Although I like the Firewire port on the OQO machine (palmtop video editing?), the FlipStart seems a lot more usable ‘offline’, as you’ve mentioned. As a single device that would replace my desktop/PDA, that’s an even better solution.