Today’s computers continue to morph into physical manifestations that change the end user’s expectations of what a personal computer should be, and it’s usually for the better. One form factor that is becoming popular is the pocketable computer unit, which connects to external display and input peripherals but lets you carry the important parts with you. The Ockel Sirius B is this type of computer, and it has the hardware that could make it a valid computing alternative for any number of users.
Contained within the rather diminutive housing of the Ockel Sirius B is a Quad-core Intel X5-Z8300 processor and 4GB of ram, allowing you to multitask with more applications to get the job done. Capable of running Windows 10, you would also find that larger applications will breathe easier here than competing models of this form factor that offer only 2GB of memory and a weaker processor.
Despite its smartphone size, the Ockel Sirius B is not lacking on interface ports. You will find a USB 2.0 port along with a USB 3.0 port for interfacing to your favorite hardware, and display duty is handled by a standard HDMI port. There is a Micro SD card slot for convenience, and, unlike many smartphones of today, there is an audio jack along with a microphone input.
You will also find wireless support built in to the unit. You have both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0, enabling you to wirelessly network and connect to a wide variety of devices.
This type of computer is great for people who routinely travel between home and work, or other locations where the support hardware would be readily available for your use. To be practical, you will need a HDMI compatible display and an input device, such as a bluetooth keyboard, to make it work. Of course, one could use a pocket projector for the display to make it more convenient, but you are still going to need a 5v power source.
Another potential use for computers such as the Ockel Sirius B would be in hardware applications where an interface computer is required to make the product work. Again, a display and input is going to be required to make it work, but there are niche applications where this could work amazingly well.
But I believe the biggest target is for the person that wants to take their computing with them, not so much for convenience of use on the way but rather for the security and peace of mind that they have it. In the past I have seen people carry a Mac Mini in a briefcase for just this purpose, so this would be the perfect use case.
Whatever your needs are, if you want to take all of the important bits of your computing with you in a pocket when you go, an Ockel Sirius B pocket computer might be a solution for your needs.
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