We managed to catch up with Ocosmos, the people behind the OCS1 gaming tablet from Douglas Davis’ keynote this morning, and got some more information regarding the intruiging new tablet. As we noted before, it’s running Windows 7, Intel’s Oak Trail platform, two D-pads, and a screen that slides up to reveal a physical keyboard.

We can now flesh out the specs further, with the data sheet showing a 4.8” capacitive touch screen with WSVGA resolution (248 pixels per inch!), a 1.5GHz Atom Oak Trail with GMA 600, a 32GB SSD built in with expandable memory, integrated GPS, a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera, 3 megapixel rear camera, and a micro-HDMI support.

But the best part about it, other than the awesome form factor and specs for such a small device, is the gaming aspect. The D-pads slide and click in eight directions, can be used and pressed down like analog sticks, and act as the mouse throughout Windows. There are right and left triggers on the top of the device. It’s like a PSP computer, with a real keyboard.

It’s got a pretty hefty feel, which is expected since it’s stuffed an entire Windows system into a 4.8” device form factor, and it fits nicely in your hand. The rear of the device is shaped such that the device is easy to hold when gaming and won’t tire out one’s hands. Unfortunately, due to the early Oak Trail silicon, the prototype was a barely functioning unit that made for a good industrial design/mechanical engineering sample, but things like the touchscreen and d-pads were not working. So the Ocosmos team has a bit of work ahead of them, but the OCS1 isn’t slated to ship until early next year, and we eagerly await the day we can get our hands on a finished product.

Gallery: OCS1 Gallery



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  • melgross - Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - link

    That's not a real market for a product. If that's the best use for this, then they may as well not bother. Reply
  • CptTripps - Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - link

    If they can get it to run WoW then it will sell. Reply
  • ibex333 - Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - link

    Where the hell are the 6 buttons in two rows on the right? And what the f is the 2nd d-pad for? This thing can never be as good as a PSP or any other good handheld device becuase it doesnt have the proper button layout. What if I want to play some street fighter or mortal kombat? Reply
  • wizdum - Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - link

    I absolutely hate how gaming and tech sites call those plastic circles "D-pads." A D-pad isn't a circle, its a piece of plastic in the shape of a cross, not a circle. That's why all the fighters on XBOX suck total balls because they don't have a real d-pad. This thing is not only ugly, but has the terrible "flat joysticks" (what I call 'em, more truthful).. so I can't see it doing very well. Nice try though... Reply
  • Belard - Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - link

    Or any other Windows game... but since MS doesn't support Windows gaming, isn't it kind useless?

    Halo3? Or even the 3+ year Year late Allan Wake?
  • wizdum - Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - link

    Halo 3? Is that even coming out for PC? If so, I imagine it's about 10 years after it's released on the noobsticks. And last I heard Alan Wake is now gay, which means it'll be on the noobmachines instead of PC. :( Reply
  • hansel2099 - Saturday, September 18, 2010 - link

    Dios mio que maquina cual sera el precio ajajjajajajaj me gusta ese ocosmos Reply
  • CannedTurkey - Monday, September 20, 2010 - link

    I agree, even if the GMA600 is twice as fast as the GMA500, it's still 2x too slow to play even the crappier games on Steam. Reply
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