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Unreleased OQO 2+ OLED Version Sells For $6,500 52

psych787 writes "OQO's product line — much loved by their community at oqotalk — has recently suffered a slow, agonizing death. After dropping warranty repairs, not returning several units sent in, disconnecting phonelines, and leaving trash at their headquarters, a couple of units have survived and found eBay. The last one went for $4.5k. Now the only PC for sale to include an OLED has gone for $6.5k. At that price, perhaps a competitor bought the device to come up with something that meets the same market?"
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Unreleased OQO 2+ OLED Version Sells For $6,500

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  • 6.5k != 6101 (!) (Score:4, Informative)

    by gamefaces ( 1542337 ) on Saturday August 01, 2009 @10:32PM (#28913851)
    Don't like to nitpick, but did anyone else notice that the winning bid was $6101? Woops
  • Re:Heh (Score:4, Informative)

    by blankinthefill ( 665181 ) <<moc.liamg> <ta> <cnahcalb>> on Saturday August 01, 2009 @11:41PM (#28914119) Journal
    Ummm, actually, it appears that the two prices mentioned were payed by bidders on e-bay, and had nothing to do with the actual MSRP of the units. A quick google search shows base models selling for about $1,500 max. Also keep in mind that these were one of the first experiments in a true ultra-portable solution, and that price becomes maybe not reasonable, but a whole lot more understandable. Either way though, they didn't go out of business for charging $6,500 for a small laptop... and, more to the point, just because YOU wouldn't pay money like that for the item obviously doesn't mean no one else will, since the reported price was a winning bid. (Actually, it was 6,101, not 6,500, but whatever.)
  • Re:Not sure... (Score:3, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday August 02, 2009 @12:08AM (#28914187)

    Its no DIY project. the board for the 02+ is 11+ layers, try and do that on your own.

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