The OQO Model 2+ was featured in The MID is dead. Long live the MID! UMPC Portal has posted OQO 2+ One week Round-Up. The author, Chippy, was lucky enough to be table to test drive the Model 2+ for a week. If you’re considering this device — and I am — this article is an excellent read on what may be the only pocketable business-class laptop.
Chippy’s take is that the Model 2+ is a powerful performer with an amazing screen. His criticisms mostly are not of the device but of issues inherent with a small device. The 800 x 480 display resolution can require horizontal scrolling on some websites, but any higher could be hard to read on the 5″ screen. The keyboard is well constructed, but given its small size, touch typing is out, thumb typing is in. The only question mark is battery life, though I believe the double capacity battery could take care of that issue.
I’m looking forward to other test drives, including by my friend Rob Bushway of GottaBeMobile next month or so. in the meantime, Rob, I and others are discussing the Model 2+ on the GottaBeMobile forums.
Of course, there are other MIDs. Chippy has links to them in an article appropriately titled The Other Intel MIDs.