[CES 2011] Showstoppers – that name alone points toward the kind of gadgets that are supposed to stop folks in their tracks, but it is getting rarer and rarer these days to see new gizmos and big boys’ toys hit the market that will elicit a big argument with your wife before she allows you to part with a good chunk of money for the latest gadget. OCosmos does not seem to disappoint on paper with two devices, where the first which we will look at is the OCS1. Touted to be a PC crammed into such a tiny form factor, the OCS1 comes with a 5” capacitive touchscreen display with an Intel Oak Trail 1.5GHz processor. Inside, you will find Windows 7 Home Premium as the operating system of choice, alongside an unidentified graphics engine that is touted to run full featured 3D games – no idea on the kind of framerates churned out though, but we don’t think this looks like a comfortable gaming experience considering the lack of an actual keyboard and mouse. Learn more about the OCS1 in the extended post.
Connectivity options abound in the form of Wi-Fi N, Bluetooth 3.0, HSPA, and WiMAX – it fails to remain cutting edge by sporting USB 2.0 instead of the faster 3.0 standard. GPS capability has been thrown into the mix, and storage options are 32GB or 64GB, with a microSD memory card slot included for expansion purposes. A 1.3-megapixel camera is located on the front, with a 3.1-megapixel shooter in the back, where the former works great in supporting VoIP calls.
It does look as though it will take some getting used to in being productive with this, and I don’t think many people will embrace it as fast as tablets. You will find yourself wiping fingerprints off all too often due to the glossy nature of the device, so you might think twice before splashing some money on this.
Out in the first half of this year Stateside, there is still no word on its pricing. Don’t expect to bring this home for pocket change though since the SSD alone will probably make up bulk of its pricing.