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.
- 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.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.
3 Replies to “Ockel Sirius A is a Faster (and Pricier) GOLE1 like Mini PC based on Intel Atom x7-Z8750 Processor (Crowdfunding)”
I like my Gole 1 so far.
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
* 5″ 720p touchscreen
* USB, HDMI, microSDHC slot,
* dual band 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n wifi
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