In my previous article we discussed about an Ockel product which enable to carry out our Windows computer in your pocket. But with that device, the main drawbacks are the missing of the touch sensitive display and the battery. For solve the above problem Ockel computers has introduced Ockel Sirius A – a Tablet that replace your laptop.
Ockel Sirius A was introduced as an entrepreneur project that published on the Indiegogo Website, where entrepreneurial projects come to life. When we publishing this article, the tech enthusiastic people all over the world has contributed to this project with $660,941 USD, 402% of total budget. That proves, how the people all over the world like this type of projects and the necessity of this type of device for the society.
As we told before Ockel Sirius A is an update of the Ockel Sirius B Black Cherry with an in built touch screen and a rechargeable battery. Let’s start the device specification from its design. The Ockel Sirius A is designed with Aluminum unibody and its ensure the durability of the device, magnificent design and also help for the passive cooling when the device running. And its 334g in weight and 3.4x.6.3×0.3-0.6 inches in dimensions. This backside of the device is decorated with embedded pattern and it helps to get more look for the device, get more cooling and better grip for the hand. And it had design with an angular shape to work easier on a desk and fit comfortably to the hand. This device is available with 3 colors (Meteor Grey, Moon Silver, Venus Gold).
Ockel Sirius A is powered by Intel Atom x7-Z8750 Processor. According to the Ram and the Primary Storage there are two versions. For the standard usage, Ockel Sirius A has 4GB LPDDR3 Ram and 64GB eMMC flash memory. For the heavy usage Ockel Sirius A Pro has 8GB LPDDR3 Ram and 128GB eMMC flash memory. You can choose whether Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Professional as your pre-installed Operating System. It has 6 Inches full HD multi-touch screen panel and it’s graphics are powered from Intel HD Graphic 405 drivers. This device has both 1.4a HDMI port and 1.2 Displayport. Because of that you will able to connect an external monitor rather than looking through tiny 6” display and you can use multiple monitors by using both HDMI and Display ports. And incredible thing is the little device can support for 4K resolution up to 3840 x 2360 px at 30Hz. This will be a great advantage if you are going to use this device as a media player. You can connect this device wirelessly using its inbuilt WiFi which supports to 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with dual band. Also, you can connect it to your LAN using it Ethernet port. Inbuild Bluetooth facility with 4.2 version is also available and it will be useful to share your files, connect to your wireless speakers or for the wireless mouse or keyboard. If you need to extend the memory of this device, there is standard Micro SDXC slot that support up to 128GB.
Looking more about the multimedia facilities of this device, there is a 3.5mm headphone jack to connect to your sound system physically. And also this device is sophisticated with Stereo in built Speakers, Stereo Microphone and a 5MP Full HD video camera. These facilities will be very useful when you are going on a video Conference through Skype. And the most exciting thing, this little tablet has sensors including Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Magnetometer which you can found in the latest smart phones. So you will be able to play games using these devices as a smart phone.
This device is powered by 3500mAh Lithium Iron Battery and it will be able power up this device up to 3.5 Hours with High Performance. To Recharge the battery, Company provides 5V 2.5A (12.5W) DC Adapter.
Unique switch mode
As we told earlier, when we connect Sirius A to a monitor it will automatically switch to the Desktop mode and the tablet’s touch screen will be turn as a touch keyboard and a track pad. This feature is developed by the Microsoft and they have made a partnership with Ockel to provide this feature to Sirius A. This feature will be very useful when you forget to get your keyboard and mouse on your bag to your office. However, it is possible to connect physical mouse and a keyboard via USB port and use the touch screen as a secondary screen.
Finger Print Scanner
A fingerprint scanner feature has been included for both Sirius A and Sirius A Pro to protect your sensitive personal data. Thought you are able to carry this device wherever you go sometimes you will forget to get it back to you and it will be a cause to access it by another person. To avoid access your valuable data, this scanner will be very useful to the users.
Usually computing devices are getting heat due to their powerful processing components. To cool down these components, several mechanisms are used including air and liquid cooling. But as the unibody of the Sirius A is designed by using light aluminum, there is no active mechanism like rotating fans because the aluminum body will absorb the heat and cool the device using surrounding air passively. And this device only use flash memory, there is no need of noisy rotating hard drives.
As the conclusion, Sirius A is a great device with ton of facilities that easier our daily day life.
Operating system Windows 10 Home/Windows 10 Professional
Processor Intel Atom x7-Z8750
RAM 4GB / 8GB LPDDR3
Screen 6″ Full HD multi-touch panel
Graphic type Intel HD Graphics 405
4K support 3840 x 2160 px @ 30Hz
USB 2x 3.0 (5V/3A)
USB Type-C 3.0 (5V/2.5A)
HDMI 1.4a (Full size)
Display port 1.2 (Full size)
Ethernet RJ-45 (10/100/1000MBit)
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual band
Internal storage 64GB / 128GB eMMC flash
Expansion options Micro SDXC slot
Camera 5MP Full HD (1080p @ 30fps)
Sensors Accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer
Adapter DC 12.5W (5V/2.5A)
Battery 3500 mAh
Battery-life Up to 3.5 hours of video playback
Colors Meteor Grey, Moon Silver, Venus Gold
Dimensions 85.5 x 160 x 8.6 – 21.4mm / 3.4 x 6.3 x 0.3 – 0.8″
Weight 334g / 11.8oz