A dutch company called Ockel has come up with a device that shows big promise in the field of mobile computing. Although many mini-pc’s have surfaced throughout the years, none have managed to create a lasting impact. The Ockel Sirius A just might provide the perfect balance between power, portability and versatility.
What is the Ockel Sirius A?
Ockel Sirius A is a mobile PC that can do anything a regular PC can do, basically a windows 10 device that fits in your pocket. But its much more than that. Sirius A’s hardware and software capabilities make it a versatile computing device. The special thing about this device is that it runs on the x86 architecture unlike ARM architecture seen on other mobile devices. This allows it run any application that a regular windows 10 PC or laptop can run. Combined with a wide selection of ports and connectivity options, the Ockel Sirius A provides endless possibilities in terms of its applications in day-to-day use. It can act as a desktop PC , a smart home controller, a gaming device, mediaplayer and much more.
Specifications of Ockel Sirius A:
It has a 6” full-HD LCD Glossy multi-touch panel and comes with 64-bit version of Windows 10. At the heart of the Ockel is its Intel Atom x7-Z8750 quad-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz to 2.56GHz. Although not as powerful as other desktop grade processors, the Intel Atom is still a capable mobile processor. Additionally, it comes with integrated graphics, which will be helpful for some light-gaming. It comes with up to 8GB of LPDDR3 RAM.And it has up-to 128GB of flash storage which provides significantly faster read and write speeds than the traditional 5400rpm hard drives common in most PCs. The storage is expandable via MicroSD cards.
The connectivity options in this device are Wireless-AC 802.11a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.2. Another impressive thing about this device is the number of ports that they have managed to cram inside this thing. This makes it possible to connect the device with any other devices like monitors, routers etc. The connections in the Ockel Sirius A are:
- 2 X USB 3.0
- USB Type-C
- Full sized HDMI and DisplayPort
- RJ-45 Ethernet
- 3.5mm Headset jack
- Power port(12V/3A)
Sensors like Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Magnetometer are present along with a front facing camera. Its unique design allows it to run cool without the need of a cooling system. There are three color variants of the Ockel Sirius A: Moon Silver, Meteor Grey and Venus Gold.
The Sirius A has two variants. The first variant comes with 4GB of RAM, Windows 10 Home edition and 64GB of internal storage. While the ‘Pro’ variant comes with Windows 10 Pro ,8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
The Ockel Sirius A is currently on the crowd funding site, Indigogo. And the company expects to launch this device within May of 2017. It is available for pre-order on the site for $549 and $649 for Sirius A and Sirius A pro respectively.