Ockel Sirius has successfully landed the much-endeavored technology, the Windows 10 mini PC after several attempts from many companies. The reason Ockel has beat everyone to it, is because “its team has over 70 years of combined experience” as claimed by the company which includes Paul Pardon, special advisor and founder of Laser Computer who has more than 30 years of experience in the tech market. The miniature device is pocket sized, and perfect for on-the-go usage and is named Ockel Sirius A, being worked on in the Netherlands, is fully funded on Indiegogo and is expected to ship in May 2017. Moreover, the company also managed to successfully collect fundings for the Ockel Sirius B and Sirius B Black Cherry via Indiegogo.
Who wouldn’t be thrilled by the idea of carrying a palm-sized, full Windows 10 running mini PC, that is a whole lot different from the many PC sticks for the TV, large smartphones, sporting touch screens ultra-small devices.
The diminutive PC runs an Intel Atom X7 processor and sports an HD 6 inch 1080P screen which the company assures to give a stellar gaming experience, a 4 GB RAM, an Intel GPU with 4K support through the integrated full-sized HDMI and Display port and a 3000 mAh battery that can store battery juice for 4 hours of video playback.
Sirius A has touted the device to be the most “versatile Windows 10 mini PC ever created”. The device runs the full 64-bit version of Windows 10, supports compatibility with all Windows programs. Have a look at the full specifications of this device;
System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Processor: Intel Atom x7-8750 quad core (1.6GHz up to 2.56GHz)
RAM: 4GB LPDDR3-1600
Display: 6-inch full HD (1920x1080px), 4K and UHD support
Graphics: Intel HD
Storage: 64GB eMMC, micro SDXC slot (external storage up to 2TB)
Connectivity: 2xUSB 3.0, 1xUSB Type C, HDMI, DisplayPort, RJ-45 Ethernet, 3.5mm headphone jack, power (12V/3A)
Wireless: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165, 802.11a/b/g/n/ ac, Bluetooth 4.2
Battery: 3000 mAh Lithium polymer (up to 4 hours of video playback), 36W adapter
Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer
Integrated: Front-facing camera, speakers, microphone
What the Sirius A doesn’t include is a SIM card slot, which eliminates all possibilities of it running as a Windows GSM phone, but we surely hope that it provides Skype support will work over WIFI AC. What is does include is a unique Switch Mode, that is a result of collaboration between Ockel and Microsoft which could transform the device screen into a fully functional mouse and keyboard combo, when connected to an external screen. The company also claims the Sirius A to be a”100% silent” and it also doesn’t include ventilation fans (of course), but uses a heat sink as an alternative heat drainage.
The Indiegogo campaign has reached its $100,000 funding goal in a couple of days and has now been funded to 242% of its goal by 455 backers with still 24 days to spare. The Sirius A is available to order with a 128GB microSD card and a power bank for $559 and plans to add more perquisites, once they reach the supporter limit.
The company claims to have successfully developed the first fully functional prototype Sirius A mini PC and the second one is reportedly in the works. The device comes in three flavors, Moon Silver, Meteor Grey and Venus Gold – and will retail at $699 before shipping. But the developments haven’t ended here and we graciously hope to see more extensive devices land on the Windows Store at much cheaper rates.