While the OQO represents an engineering feat, the Eee PC basically consists of a bunch of standard computer components packed into a small case. And as the low-cost ultraportable revolution led by Asus continues, the question of whether the OQO can survive seems pretty valid.
Apparently OQO is making more than $20 million in sales. But in order to stay afloat, OQO needs to develop a dedicated audience for its device. The company plans to target mobile professionals who value portability and performance. But honestly, the OQO has the same processor as the HP Mini-Note, but a smaller keyboard and twice the price tag. I just don’t see much value other than the fact that you can put the OQO in your pocket, while the Mini-Note will need to go in your bag. But seriously, are you going to put a $1300 computer in your pocket anyway?