OCOSMOS OCS9 now available for purchase

Windows 8 is still about a year away, but the OCOSMOS OCS9 tablet looks like an excellent device. At just 11mm thick, the tablet is billed as the “thinnest Windows tablet.” Thankfully, the form factor won’t come at the expense of performance.

The device features a 10.1-inch MVA-TFT LCD at a resolution of 1280 x 800, and it is made out of Asahi Glass to improve touch responsiveness while reducing glare. The OCS9 is powered by a 1.5GHz Intel Atom Z670 (Oak Trail) processor and 2GB of DDR2 RAM. The Li-Polymer 3650mAh battery is rated at up to six hours, and customers will have a choice between 16GB and 32GB solid state drives (SSD).

The front of the device sports a 1.3MP camera, but users can also pick up the optional Smart O-Bar accessory for an even better media experience. It’s perfect for video chatting over Skype, streaming media from the tablet, and even gaming, thanks to its 3.5-inch 320 x 480 TFT-LCD, WiFi, accelerometer, and gyroscope.

Of course, the OCS9 includes these components as well. 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, and GPS are all included, as are the two USB 2.0 ports, microSD card reader, and HDMI port.

The OCOSMOS OCS9 has the potential to be one of the best Windows tablets on the market, thanks to its fast boot time, great screen, and thin form factor. The device will come with Windows 7 Home Premium, and we’d love to see how Windows 8 runs on it.

Dynamism won’t start shipping units until around November 30th, but those that get their pre-orders in before November 18th will get a $50 instant rebate. The 16GB version starts at $649 after the rebate, with the 32GB version running an additional $100. Of course, those interested in the full experience can pick up the OCS9 32GB bundle–which includes the Smart O-Bar, docking station, keyboard, and carrying case–for $1,048.97.

[Dynamism]

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William Devereux

William Devereux is the former Microsoft editor at Pocketables, as well as a Microsoft MVP and SkyDrive/Outlook.com Insider. As his title implies, he wrote about all things from Redmond, including Windows 8 and Windows Phone. He is currently carrying a Windows Phone 8X by HTC and a Microsoft Surface with Windows RT tablet.