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Video: Hands-on with OQO Model 2+ UMPC

As I mentioned late last month, the OQO Model 2+ UMPC is currently on display here at the Consumer Electronics Show. At the time, we thought that they were going to call it the OQO Model 02+, but they’ve apparently dropped that superfluous zero to streamline the name.

I had the opportunity to chat with the OQO representative about the new Model 2+ UMPC and seeing it in person, I’m more impressed than ever. That OLED display is simply stunning, especially when you’re using it to watch some great videos and movies. The clip shown below gives you a glimpse into what this thing can do with its rich colors and superior contrast.

There are two versions being offering. The less expensive of the two, retailing at $999, comes with an Intel Atom (1.33GHz) processor, Windows XP Home, 60GB hard drive, 1GB of DDR2 SDRAM, 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a 5-inch WVGA LCD touchscreen. If you want the nicer stuff, you need to move up to the $1499 version. That gets you Vista Business (or XP Pro), 120GB HDD (or 60GB SSD), 2GB of RAM, the OLED touchscreen, and a 1.86 GHz Atom processor.

By going with Atom and the OLED, this UMPC is more power-efficient than ever before. That’s great, considering that the Model 2+ UMPC is meant for the mobile professional. Look for it to start shipping some time in May 2009.

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A freelance writer and tech geek from Vancouver. Find me at michaelkwan.com and follow me on Twitter @michaelkwan.

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