Ockel Sirius A is a Faster (and Pricier) GOLE1 like Mini PC based on Intel Atom x7-Z8750 Processor (Crowdfunding)

GOLE1 is a Windows 10 + Android mini PC powered by Intel Atom x5-Z8300 processor that also happens to come with a 5″ 720p display and a battery with the 4GB RAM/64GB storage version selling for $155 shipped. A company called Ockel Computers, who had a surprisingly successful crowdfunding campaign last year for their Sirius B Cherry Trail mini PC having raised close to $500,000, has designed a new mini PC similar to GOLE1, but with better specs including a slightly faster Intel Atom x7-Z8750 processor, a higher resolution 6″ display, and HDMI & DisplayPort video output ports among other improvements.

ockel-sirius-aOckel Sirius A specifications with bold highlights showing improvements over GOLE1 mini PC:

  • SoC – Intel Atom x7-Z8750 “Cherry Trail” quad core processor @ 1.60 GHz / 2.56 GHz with Intel Gen8 HD graphics (2W SDP)
  • System Memory –  4 GB LPDDR3L-1600
  • Storage – 64 GB eMMC flash + micro SDXC slot
  • Display – 6″ capacitive touchscreen display with 1920×1080 resolution
  • Video Output – HDMI 1.4 port + DisplayPort output
  • Audio I/O – HDMI, 3.5mm headphone jack, built-in speakers and microphone
  • Connectivity – 10/100M Ethernet, Dual band 802.11 b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.2 (Intel Dual Band WIreless AC 3165 module)
  • USB – 2x USB 3.0 ports, 1x USB-C port
  • Camera – 1x front-facing camera
  • Sensors – Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer
  • Misc – Power and volume buttons
  • Battery – 3,000 mAh battery good about about 4 hours of video playback
  • Power Supply – 12V/3A (36W)
  • Dimensions – 150 x 85 x 6 to 20 mm

The device ships with Windows 10 Home 64-bit, and the company claims to have work with Microsoft to “develop a unique Switch Mode” converting the 6″ display as a keyboard and mouse for the larger external display. It’s still possible to connect a USB mouse and keyboard to use both displays.

sirius-a-portsThe company went back to Indiegogo for Sirius A mini PC, and they’ve already easily surpassed their $100,00 funding target so far thanks to close to 500 backers having committed a total of around $250,000. Ockel Sirius A is faster, with more features, and IMHO we could easily argue it’s also prettier than GOLE1, so we should expect to pay a bit more. It turns out you’d have to pay $549 to get the device with an HDMI cable and power adapter, or almost 4 times more than GOLE1 4GB/64GB. Alternatively, you could pledge $559 for the same device with a 128GB micro SD card and Avanca Powerbar Pro 9000 power bank. If you think it’s worth it, you’ll also have to add $30 to $50 for shipping, and be a patient person, as delivery is scheduled for May 2017.

Via Liliputing

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Jim st
Jim st
4 years ago

I like my Gole 1 so far.

Paul M
Paul M
4 years ago

this seems quite expensive compared to the GPD Win, which is US$330 and a very similar specification.

* Z8700 CPU (they originally wanted the 8750 but there were stability problems)
* 6700mAH battery
* 4GB RAM
* 64GB flash
* keyboard
* 5″ 720p touchscreen
* USB, HDMI, microSDHC slot,
* dual band 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n wifi
* bluetooth

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/gpd-win-intel-z8750-win-10-os-game-console-laptop
http://www.banggood.com/GPD-WIN-64GB-Intel-Z8700-Quad-Core-5_5-Inch-Windows10-GamePad-Tablet-p-1060199.html?rmmds=search

magixx
magixx
4 years ago

At this price point it’s almost competing with the Skull Canyon NUC ($600 but no ram or hdd) which is just asking too much for an atom when the latter has a i7-6770HQ

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