Earlier this evening, I spent some time with OQO’s Bob Rosin and got some hands-on time with the their new Model 2+. The OQO Model 2+ is available in two configurations: Standard 1.33 ghz model at $999 and Advanced 1.86 ghz model at $1499. After viewing this video, be sure to look at our close up pictures, first impressions, and specs, too. Folks, the Model 2+ is a HUGE improvement over the Model 02: a beautiful and crisp OLED display which looks fantastic from every angle; greatly reduced fan noise Ã¢â‚¬” I never heard it during our interview and we were playing h.264 video; 2GB of RAM; an Intel Atom 1.86 Z540 processor, and reduced pricing. For those concerned with the OLED screen maintaining its brightness over time, they shouldn’t be: after 3 years running 10 hours a day, it will still have retained 80% of its’ original brightness. The Model 2+ touch screen is a passive digitizer, and no longer active. Due to the touch screen, there is also a bezel present, which was not there on the Model 02. All of the existing accessories from the Model 02 ( battery, dock, etc) are compatible with the Model 2+. Warner gave the inking a try later in the night, and although the ink was a little jaggy, there was no vectoring issues. The capacitive touch scrollers have also been removed. Video:
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