CES 2017: A look at Ockel's crazy looking Windows 10 mini-PC, the Sirius A

Back in October, Ockel announced the Sirius A, a full Windows 10 PC that's designed to fit right in your pocket. The company was at CES 2017 today to show off its wares.

You can see from the image that the device offers a full range of ports, including a full size HDMI, DisplayPort, along with three USB 3.0 ports, two of which are Type-A and the other is USB Type-C. You also get a full-size Ethernet port for a wired internet connection.

The devices that were out in the open were not powered on, as it's not even scheduled to ship until May (Ockel did confirm to Neowin that it's on schedule). Playing with it was interesting though. It feels like it could be comfortable to carry, and with a 6-inch FHD display and its wedge-shaped design, you could easily stand it on a desk to watch a video. It's definitely a device that I'll be looking forward to reviewing.

There was one model that was turned on though; however, it was under a glass case and I wasn't allowed to touch it.

Given the size of the device, it's no surprise that it uses an Intel Atom x7-Z8750, but it does come in two models. The standard model will cost $699, and will come with 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, and Windows 10 Home. There's also the Sirius A Pro though, which will have 8GB RAM, 128GB storage, and Windows 10 Pro.

But Ockel also announced a new model of its Sirius B at CES, the Sirius B Black Cherry. This one doesn't have a display, as it's meant to be a pocket PC that you can plug into any monitor.

Weighing just 153g, it's easy to slip the Sirius B into your pocket; however, it's worth keeping in mind that the same amount of pocket space is taken up by your phone already. With Microsoft planning to put full Windows 10 on ARM devices, it seems like an upcoming Windows phone might be a better option.

Of course, you do get a full PC out of this, which includes two USB Type-A ports - one 2.0 and one 3.0 - an HDMI 1.4a, and a headphone jack. The processor is an Intel Atom x5-Z8300, it has 4GB RAM and 64 GB storage, and it ships with Windows 10 Home.

If you want one, you can back it on Indiegogo for $349.

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