This is strange. I was thinking about the 1.86Ghz version of the Atom CPU this morning and wondering why there hadn’t been many devices using it. The OQO 2+ was the only device I’ve ever tested with it and it worked well, even with windows Vista!
The first story I find on Yahoo News this morning is one about the OQO 2+ sales on Ebay. We’ve already reported on one that sold for 4.5K after the company went down but it seems that there’s another one on ebay now, presumably coming from an ex-employee or partner that had production samples. Bidding for this one has already passed the 5K mark which is rather stupid considering this isn’t a one-off device and if it’s from the same production run that I tested will have a few issues. Battery life, heat and noise weren’t quite 100%!
“It’s not a final production sample and therefore it’s impossible to talk about battery life, noise and heat with any degree of accuracy. I have been a little disappointed that the device wouldn’t reach 3hrs online on a single charge but I also get the feeling, after looking at detail at power drain on various components, that there’s another 10-20% to be squeezed out of the device” [One-week with the OQO 2+ review]
More info and links here for people that are thinking of buying. Oh, and if you see this sticker on it, it’s the one I had! [Maybe that serial number helps to ID the device on Ebay?]