UMID Mbook M1 Full Review

Posted on 29 April 2009 by



umidhands The UMID Mbook is a groundbreaker. The first pocketable clamshell device to be able to run Windows or Linux-based software on an Intel platform is a great achievement and a huge step forward in technology. It’s also an attention-grabber. People are immediately drawn to the form factor and immediately understand that this could be a fun, productive and flexible device. It first appeared in Nov 2008 and went on sale in Korea in late Feb 2009. After a recall due to build quality issues, it’s now appearing in Ebay channels. Resellers are also getting export retail samples and this is what we’re testing here. The UMID Mbook M1 in export retail finishing sent over by Mobilx.eu

Overview

If you haven’t seen the UMID M1 before you might look at the images and think ‘netbook’ but it’s not. It’s a mobile computing device. In fact, with the XP version we have here we wont hesitate to call it an ultra mobile PC. A 3rd Gen UMPC. That means it’s small enough to be used productively in one or two hands in almost any scenario. You don’t need a table to work with the UMID and the battery life is long enough to enable you to work up to 5hrs between charges. If you’re the sort of person that hates a dead mobile phone battery at 2pm in the afternoon but loves a professional level mobile web experience, the UMID is exactly the device you should be looking at.

First five minutes.

Its an exciting device to unbox (see unboxing video here) and there’s a good set of accessories. A good quality English manual is included too. Opening the UMID Mbook up for the first resulted in a shocking ‘click’ though and a feel around the device gives the impression that the quality of the plastics aren’t up to scratch. The keyboard feels good though with a nice mechanical action. Most ports are blanked off so the lines are fairly smooth. It looks clean and stylish. The shiny white finish may, or may not attract you!

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If it hadn’t had been for the creaky plastic and the clicky screen hinge, the first five minutes would have been perfect but you’re left with a little worry. UMID need to work on this. (*1)

Specifications

For such a tiny (pocketable) and light (330g) device, it carries a huge amount of power. The 1.3Ghz, hyperthreading-enabled Atom Z520 CPU returns impressive computing power and a noticeable increase in speed over the Compal/Aigo MID that has been tested a number of times here. Windows XP home runs on 512MB RAM which, although quite shocking in this day and age, is really not a problem. XP Home uses a very small memory footprint leaving space for the usual mobile desktop application suite. The best part of the package though lies in the SSD. UMID have chosen one of the fastest stock SSD’s I’ve seen in a ultra mobile PC (Sony Vaio P and Samsung Q1 U SSD excepted) and certainly the fastest storage you can put in your pocket. Not only does it speed up application startup but it also helps with the shortage of memory. If disk swapping needs to be done, it’s going to happen quickly. The fast SSD is a master-stroke and within just a few weeks of use, highlights how slow HDD-based UMPCs are in comparison.

Full UMID MBook specifications at UMPCPortal

From the outside.

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Around the right side of the device you’ll find a DMB antenna (local Korean digital terrestrial TV), a DC input, a USB and audio breakout port (requires dongle, see below.) The micro SD slot , built-in mic and SIM card slot (for 3G-enabled versions) are positioned along the front along with a stylus. The left side is blank. The battery, a cylindrical package, slots in on the back and is a useful 18Wh capacity.

Opening up the device you’ll find an 1024×600 screen with bright colours and a good LED backlight. Above the keyboard on the top-right are buttons for on/off and wifi/BT enable.

The Keyboard.

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The keyboard is designed to be ‘thumbed’ while being held in two hands and in that mode, it’s a very comfortable keyboard.  Numerics and Function Keys are provided along with a series of FN-shortcuts that start applications like Windows Internet Explorer and the Voice Rec(order) app which is quick and easy to use and returns good results with the built in mic. (Good for recording interviews or thoughts for transcribing.) There are issues though.

  • The travel on the keys initially feels too deep for thumbing. (Although great for tablet-top use and over a period of two weeks, not as bad as first thought.)
  • The Question-mark and quotes keys require a FN-Shift three button combo (not as bad as it sounds as the Shift and FN keys are easily pressed together under one thumb.)
  • There is only one Shift and Ctrl key. Sticky-keys options under Windows can help here though.

We also have to report a slight (sub-mm in the top-right) bowing-up of the keyboard after a week of use. This is not impacting use of the keyboard at all but its noticeable when you look closely. [*1]

Overall, the keyboard is easier to use than on-screen keyboards and gives flexibility in use as a thumb, table-top ‘peck’ keyboard and one-handed ‘peck’ keyboard.

The USB/Headphone dongles.

This could be a deal-breaker for you so pay attention. There is no 3.5mm headphone or mic jack and the USB port is a mini port that requires an adaptor. (supplied.)

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The headphones supplied use a special jack and are low quality earbuds. Bluetooth A2DP works well though and the built-in mic is surprisingly good. See notes on Skype below.

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51 Comments For This Post

  1. Steve 'Chippy' Paine says:

    Big UMID Mbook M1 UMPC review http://cli.gs/m3WmAZ

  2. shun says:

    hi steve: do u happen to know y when i install xp during the inital setup screen, after copying the files needed for setup halfway, it crash and display error blue screen. could it be cause due to damage everun note harddisk zif cable> If so where can i buy the cable otherwise my everun note will have to go to the dustbin already.

  3. BRYAN B says:

    This story from Computer World “MAY” be the cause of your crashes in Firefox

    http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9132208&intsrc=news_ts_head

    Chippy Reply:

    Thx Bryan for the quick feedback. I’m looking into this and a couple of similar leads.

  4. Pang says:

    Shun,

    Are installing Windows XP to Everun note from scrath ?
    I tried very hard before but failed.
    The service technician “pour” the whole system into my Everun noted (as an external hard disk) by using ghost 12.
    If you need the image and neccessory tools, please send me your e-mail address.

    Tai Pang

  5. Fixup says:

    Thank you for the great review. I like this part the most:

    “…keep wanting to take with you, even if you don’t have any ‘computing’ activities planned.”

    10 years ago, I always asked myself “should I take my latop with me?” whenever I went out. Then I had the Libretto and never asked that question again.

    Since I had my OQO a year ago, I still have been asking that question, because it is still a little too heavy and battery is too short.

    Now I have this and I never ask that question again.

  6. Kim says:

    TV module is bad…
    they say they can’t get signals in subways while other devices works fine…

  7. anon says:

    “If you’re the sort of person that hates a […] and a professional level web experience, the UMID is exactly the device you should be looking at.”

    Might want to fix that sentence, otherwise good job. :)

    Chippy Reply:

    Thx. Im surprised that’s the only grammatical error found so far. I was proof reading it at 3am which is never a good idea.

    anon Reply:

    Well, to be brutally honest, you do mix up its and it’s with each other *a lot*, and not just in this article. That’s my pet peeve actually, but I just haven’t wanted to fill the comment sections with grammar complaints.

    Oh, fix this part: “its a very comfortable keyboards.”

    Thanks, and please excuse me. :)

    Chippy Reply:

    Fixed! If you dont want to feed back errors in comments, use the contact form above. Regards
    Steve

  8. focus says:

    It has an book form and is perfect for net browsing so it is an netbook.
    Umpc is something special and it`s very shure,not book form!

    Chippy Reply:

    IMO, an Ultra Mobile PC can and should take different forms to please different people. Netbooks focus on price and not mobility.
    The UMID running xp is definitely a umpc in my eyes.

    Sarig Reply:

    Not to mention it has a touchscreen! :D

    focus Reply:

    It`s an pocket pc then :)

    Chippy Reply:

    Which, in fact is what umid call it. a pocket pc.

  9. drebin says:

    from this review qand others it sounds like umid made a shoddy umpcbut got saved by the form factor it chose. i would like to wait for some other company to make a umpc with the same form factor,because , lets face it , everyone knows thatit is the most useful and sensible form , only that they build it better.

    Chippy Reply:

    Not a shoddy umpc, just a shoddy casing quality.

    anon Reply:

    Judging by the information so far, the UMID’s shortcomings and only real general weaknesses are these:

    * connectivity (it definitely needs a full USB port!)
    * limited screen angle (case design flaw)
    * casing quality (will be fixed after a first successful round)

    If they fix those in their next version, that and the inevitable evolution after the first version will make it a killer device. Eee PC 701 had too small a screen and weak battery life but I still bought and liked it. Eventually it evolved into the best netbook so far, the 901 Go.

    In addition to those general faults, for me personally this UMID is a bit too expensive right now, it lacks the 3G I definitely need and could use a separate (optical) mouse pointer. If all that improves, it’ll become a must-have device for me.

  10. Kevin Church says:

    Hm. http://tinyurl.com/cljek5

  11. Sarig says:

    Thanks for a thoughrough review, Chippy! Certainly an interesting device, and while I generally prefer keyboards, this one doesn’t appeal enough to me. Especially the part about the angle of the screen, that would be a major problem for me. Still slightly better than JKK’s MacGyvered Logitech + Viliv combo though ;)

  12. John in Norway says:

    There are lots of things that worry me about this device, especially the screen hinge. It doesn’t make sense that it can’t go all the way back. Do you know if there’s a reason they designed it that way? Even with all it’s failings it seems like the only viable replacement for my OQO. In that vein, I’ve made a list of good and bad points, from my point of view:

    Bad points:
    Cheap plastic
    Broken hinge
    No mouse
    BT and Wifi interconnected
    No USB
    No mic input
    No 3.5mm out
    512MB RAM – DNS 10 needs as much as possible
    Storage space – need minimum 60GB
    Price

    Good points:
    Battery life
    Mic
    Fast startup
    Fast SSD

    Anything I’ve missed?

    Alan Reply:

    Thought I would answer some of the points with my own observation after a few days with the machine. (Tell me to shut up if you have heard too much from me)

    Cheap plastic, yes but doesn’t appear to fall apart and looks fine.

    Broken hinge, I have not found it too much of a problem, it goes back the right amount to hold it in your hands. If you put it on a desk you find yourself needing a high desk, coffee table is a problem.

    Mouse, get a tiny one and plug it in, or the touch screen is excellent.

    BT and Wifi interconnected, I don’t know how much more battery life you would get by switching one of them off, but I have not been able to flatten the battery in a day with normal use.

    No usb, not true, miniplug usb with adaptor of you can use a cable and a female to female adaptor. or make your own cable.

    no mic input, try this, SL300 USB Studio Microphone, it’s bigger than the mbook!

    No 3.5mm out, not entirely true adaptor supplied, but it is big and ugly. I want to buy one of the plugs realy and make a cable with an inline socket.

    512MB ram works fine due to fast SSD memory for swap file.

    Storage space, well I’m just about running out with office 2007 and Portable Ubuntu on here as well, but ordered an 8GB mini SD card.

    Price, too much I agree, but not compared to OQO-2 which is half as good IMHO.

    Now for my bad point no VGA out, and I’m struggling with the USB to VGA adaptor I bought.

  13. Chippy says:

    Quick note as i sit outside a cafe connected over bt, screen at 80% (not sunny here)
    I had the device on, in my pocket, inside the pouch, for 30 minutes and there was very little heat build up.
    This always-on usage mode is something that should be highlighted.

    For me, the usb and headphone issues can be solved via BT. If i need to connect a cdrom, the dongle is fine and ill leave it at home.

    Build quality is a worry for me but the main issue is the screen angle. If i can get one of these for 550 euro (not including 3G) I think, for me, its going to be worth it and ill put up with the screen issue. Until something better comes along of course but thats always going to happen.

    Speaker needs to be louder too but it looks like ill be switching to a2dp headphones for phone and umid now.

    Chippy Reply:

    P.S. Heres the UMID in action. Taken on n82, txd to UMID via bt, txed to flickr via BT (over the same N82!)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/umpcportal/3486301854/

    Sarig Reply:

    You need to just set your phone up for direct flickr uploads. Works like a charm, I do it on my n95 :)

    Chippy Reply:

    Yes i can do that and sometimes i do but the post processing is faster on the umid than on an N82. (tags, title, description, cropping, copying url, posting to twitpic etc.) This is the difference between smartphone and umpc microblogging. Control. Quality.

    EC Reply:

    Not too many A2DP headsets available (if you mean mono?) I got BT8040 by Jabra.

  14. BRYAN B says:

    The pocketables forum is reporting a bios update for the UMID

    http://forum.pocketables.net/showthread.php?t=2616

    and in an other thread apparently tere are some software upgrades also

    http://forum.pocketables.net/showthread.php?t=2614

    Chippy Reply:

    Thanks. Havent noticed any BT quality issues yet so ill hold off on that bios upgrade myself.

  15. BRYAN B says:

    Sorry, my computer hiccuped and the last sentence was lost. The second thread is for the Viliv

  16. Cajun_Mike says:

    Chippy, if I connect to the Spring wirless network via one of these http://www.nationalorders.com/sprint/aircard597.htm

    and you have to use one of those big funky plastic adapters on the side to connect it. How in the hell do you hold this UMPC in your hand and thumb type?

    The EKing has the USB on the top, which makes the most sense.

    Fixup Reply:

    You use a thin cable like this and leave the modem in your pocket:

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3310/3433088029_6f5ee9041c_o.jpg
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3366/3433571524_d1e3e45b5c_o.jpg

    Chippy Reply:

    I would never use this with an external 3G dongle. I’m using it via BT tethering. Lower speed perhaps but much more mobile. (plus phone batteries are cheap. Even some BT/3G phones are cheaper than dongles!)
    Alternatively, wait for the ‘MiFi’ product.
    http://www.umpcportal.com/tag/mifi

  17. Fixup says:

    Just cut off the two nipples on the body and the two nipples on the battery, the screen will be opened up fully to 180 degree. I have not done this yet but will. The only thing I worried about this mod is the cable might get too stretched, then I saw the internal photos and no longer worry about it – the cable is VERY long.

    jkkmobile Reply:

    Yep, you can cut those “nippies” ..but then it no longer stands on table nicely..

    Fixup Reply:

    Oh, I see, so it’ll flip over as the screen is relatively heavier than the keyboard? However, I still think it’ll be better than now and there should be an easy cure for the new issue.

    teh.sean Reply:

    I seem to recall a fixup mod on a samsung nexio where he used a pinch clip to keep a top heavy pda from falling like that. I’m sure something similar could be engineered.

    http://www.fixup.net/tips/nexio/index.htm

    EC Reply:

    Did you try? :)

    teh.sean Reply:

    Naw, the screen angle really doesn’t bother me, so no need to mod.

    I’m thinking about getting rid of that antanna though, maybe turn that spot into headphone/mic jack. OR find some super cheap BT headphones

  18. Andlil says:

    How can you use windows xp if you have not mouse ?

    scoobie Reply:

    You can click left and right using your finger apparently. Point for click, point and hold for right

  19. scoobie says:

    At long last, this is the best design I have read about for a umpc in over 5 years of watching this market.

    But there are always design problems with umpcs aren’t there?
    -The case design for thumbboarding sounds awful
    -the small 512MB memory
    -the lack of a mouse pointer is pretty inexcusable.

    Hopefully these guys have cashflow enough to keep evolving this model and we don’t end up in another OQO situation.

  20. Gadgety says:

    Thank you Chippy for an excellent and very thorough review. This device, for all its flaws, still looks like the best solution for me as it is pocketable, has a webcam, and runs most stuff that I need. Of course I’d like it to run a GPS, but I’ll just have a phone for that part. The one thing I’d like to be able to do, although I’m not exactly sure how to, is show powerpoint via a projector. I guess that would entail using the USB dongle, and some type projector with a usb-in. Anyone with suggestions of how to accomplish this?

    Chippy Reply:

    You can get USB->VGa adaptors.

    Alan Reply:

    I just got a U2V SVGA Adaptor, am using it now with my m1. The picture is clear running at 1024 x 768 but looks a little washed out. I suspect a lot of that is not running at the monitors native resolution. The only problem I have now is not being able to attach a mouse. Have tried this adaptor on 2 USB hubs and it doesn’t work. I think I need a higher powered hub.

  21. Cla says:

    “We have seen specifications on a 4-cell battery option” means that they are actually working on making an extended battery available?

    Chippy Reply:

    Not necessarily. It was an early spec sheet which usually means it’s just a tease for investors/resellers. I’d rather see cheap, available 2-cells and an external charger than a 4-cell.

    S.

    Fixup Reply:

    Dito.

    Fixup Reply:

    I meant fully agreed.

  22. PTRN says:

    Thanks for the great review Chippy.
    Anyone had a chance to compare the read/write performance of the 16G and 32G SSD versions?
    I saw the benchmark Chippy made, if anyone with the 32G SSD can run the same benchmark and post it, it would be great (hint to Fixup…)
    The price difference between the 16G and 32G is not high but if there is a big tradeoff in performance then it’s something to be considered before choosing the 16G or 32G versions.

    ArchiMark Reply:

    Good question, would be great to know…

  23. tino says:

    I think the lack of 3,5mm jack is unacceptable. Beyond that its a very good complete product. Good design, good aesthetic, surprisingly friendly launch price etc.

    It can destroy the current and upcoming Nokia tablet with ease.

    Again, except the 3.5mm part. With that the M1 is unusable.

  24. korea says:

    viliv s5 information and video!

    http://www.myviliv.com/v3_event/2009_msn/eventCheck.asp?event_key=0721329-683367-4637178

    and click left characters

  25. Fero Alian Volar says:

    Podarena masinka UMID Mbook M1 Full Review – http://bit.ly/Spq49

  26. Ux says:

    Is it possible to run Mac OS X 10.5.6 (Leopard) on it for Keynote and PowerPoint 2004 presentations from the Mac side (via VGA)? Then here is an order of thousands for our University.

    EC Reply:

    There is no GMA500 support on OS X at this time, maybe snowleopard might change something? I too would love to have OS X on it (like this Dell Mini I am typing this on right now) but for now no such possibility.

  27. ArchiMark says:

    Good overview as always, Chippy!

    And some excellent comments, questions as well….

  28. Pdtpoet says:

    As a citizen of the USA who has been a faithful user of Psion products since 1992, I have mourned the loss of the Psion 5MX, which I believe had the best form factor but was not picked up by enough users. I bought 2 of them since production was discontinued and keep using them. I tried the OQO but could not imagine typing with it. I currently use the Fujitsu lifebook U810 and like it very much, but it is still much too large for my jacket pocket.

    If you have used the 5MX, please tell me how the “feel” of the UMID M1 keyboard compares with that. Has a true XP replacement for my beloved Psion finally arrieved???

    scoobie Reply:

    I believe Jkk mobile said the keyboard experience is better than the psion the other night.
    Jkk has both devices
    Post the question on his site jkk mobile

    drebin Reply:

    better than the psion revo , which is what jkk has, but definately wont be good as the 5mx

    Chippy Reply:

    I had a 5mx. Im using the umid now. Its hard to remember that far back but remember that the 5mx didnt have as many keys so the keys are smaller on the umid. Despite that id say you will be happy. UMID doesnt have the quality feel of the 5mx bit then again, the 5mx wasnt that well built for long term use.

    Steve

    jer Reply:

    Steve/Chippy,
    Get a grip. The psion has a far far better keyboard than this- I have mine and my friends right here right now. ITS NOT EVEN CLOSE, so yes indeed chippy does not remember! And so should not be relied upon to comment. This UMID has got all the new goodies, but it does not even use its real estate, theres more room for a great keyboard and a 6 inch screen on the SAME case, please now lets get to reality.

    EC Reply:

    “jer” (aka AL) you forgot say “touch type” this time :)

    teh.sean Reply:

    I’ve got a Diamond Mako (Psion Revo) and an MC218 (Psion 5MX). I can say that for thumb typing this is better, but for touch typing, the 5mx has a better keyboard. It’s better than the Revo for touch typing though. The keys have a bit too much travel, so that adds a little toughness to it.

    Tabers Reply:

    I remember the Psion 5mx! That had by far the smallest yet best touch type keyboard even to this day. The M1 looks cool, I would love to a longer version that was made for touch type NOT thumb input.

    EC Reply:

    AL / Primaz

    If you’re going to try to hide behind another multitude of names you might try and not using the copy and paste as much and try not to sound like a broken record. :)

  29. umiduser says:

    i have the same problem with the touchscreen using software other than firefox. sometimes the screen does not want to accept input. to fix this i either press CTRL-TAB to switch app focus or click the desktop (also switching app focus), and then click the running application to make it work again.

    i think this is a touchscreen driver issue. that said, with its issues and all this is one amazing device.

    4 stars out of 5.

    -j

  30. Olivier Martinez says:

    Un ultra mini mini portable : UMID Mbook M1 – http://bit.ly/sAKIA [umpcportal.com]

  31. Ghiora says:

    Hi all…I just received my mBook with 32GB and XP…It has quite a good building quality (probably they worked on it in the mean time)…it is a GREAT gadget, and I am very happy with it. The only problem I have is that it came with a Korean manual, and I can’t find an English manual to download..:-(..except that, I am very happy with the device, it’s speed, the screen, and after tinkering a bit with the screen settings, I can read the screen without glasses..:-)

    Chippy Reply:

    any chance you can run an ssd spet test using crystal disk mark?

    http://crystalmark.info/software/CrystalDiskMark/index-e.html

    many people are asking about the difference in speed between 32 and 16gb versions.

    ArchiMark Reply:

    I second that request…. ;-)

    Ghiora Reply:

    Ok…will do during the weekend…and will let post the results….

    Ghiora Reply:

    Ok, here are the promised CrystalDiskMark results:

    Seq: 53.54 22.60
    512k: 53.37 13.34
    4k 7.298 1.239
    Read Write

    Chippy Reply:

    Thanks Ghiora.
    Looks like the 32GB version is as fast as the 16GB version on read but much slower on write which would probably make quite a difference in general use (although is probably acceptable if you haven’t used the 16GB version!)

    Steve

    Ghiora Reply:

    No problem, glad to be of Help.. :-)

  32. Andlil says:

    I have but for my old everun a 3G card : Expedite EU870D PCI Express Mini Card Embedded Module

    and for UMID ? do you think that it can run ?

    Chippy Reply:

    i dont think that there a pciexpress mini slot on the umid so, no, it wont work.

    Andlil Reply:

    Thank for your reply, i must wait 3G version…

  33. Alan says:

    Well I got my one today, been installing software and other things for the last few hours, and I’m pretty impressed so far.

    Just Thought I would make a few observations.
    The headphones that came with mine have the non-standard plug on them so will plug straight in, and they look worse than they actually sound. I would have no problem listening to movies, perhaps not for music, but have iphone for that anyway.

    The screen hinge problem is not much of a problem if you plug a mouse in so you not jabbing at the screen.

    One of the first things i did was make a mini USB to USB socket cable, as I don’t like the adaptor supplied.

    I can’t make VNC work for some reason so been using remote access via msn messenger for now (as messenger was installed) This certainly makes installing software easier on the eyes.

    I think I will now state the obvious, this thing is small I can put it in my trousers pocket and not notice it’s there, it’s not just the size but the weight that’s impressive.

    Finally it’s pretty quick, but I’m used to the OQO.

  34. Alan says:

    Has anyone tried to attach a lanyard, to the place where it looks like a lanyard should go, but doesn’t?

  35. bomb thamrongthanya says:

    UMID Mbook M1 Full Review http://tinyurl.com/cljek5

  36. packirara says:

    ちっさ!思わずNECのmobioを思い出したがあれでも700gはあったんだよな。これは330g台だから本当にガチでポータブル。 http://tinyurl.com/cljek5

  37. Alan says:

    Just discovered that the copy of XP Pro on my machine bought from enmotu2009 on ebay is not legal. Fortunatly I have a legal copy of XP MCE that’s not installed anywhwere. If I didn’t this would be a problem with no way to get hold of the ofical Linux distro at present.

    Ghiora Reply:

    I bought my mBook from enmotu2009 as well, why do you think that the XP Pro installed is not Legal??

    Alan Reply:

    Well when it arrived with no Disk or Certificate I asked for these to be sent to me and this is the reply I received:

    Hi This is enmotu2009

    Sorry for inconvenience.
    As you can see in item listing (end of Specification) I mentioned I don’t offer CD and COA.
    There is no official XP version in here.
    Sorry again and please check item listing.

    Thanks

    – enmotu2009

  38. Lanyard says:

    This little toy is a perfect changeover for my old MDA Vario. If I remember, it is said it runs Windows XP? It really would be an upgrade comparing to a windows mobile 5.0
    Only problem is that I didn’t see the price of this little pet. Can you write down how much it costs?

  39. Alan says:

    Mine cost £428.17 + Customs fee and Courier customs handling fee.
    (and no webcam on this the cheapest model) Plus if you want to be legal add the cost of a copy of XP OEM about another £50.

  40. Jeff Beeler says:

    A look at the future of handheld computers, from Korea! UMID Mbook M1 Full Review – http://shar.es/m9aX

  41. vodka357 says:

    UMID Mbook M1 Full Review – http://shar.es/XQ3O

  42. Christa Blake says:

    for those who thought I had the smallest laptop ever, http://bit.ly/BPgMZ
    , I present http://bit.ly/BNx3P

  43. buckbailey says:

    also, this computer is too small: http://bit.ly/BNx3P
    but I think I like it anyway

  44. Ken E Kaplan says:

    Messing w/ a UMID http://om.ly/FyFf at home & my 5yr-old daughter grabbed it, hopped on http://www.terra.com & played driving game w/ ease.

  45. Daniel Brusilovsky says:

    @samlevin Yea, it’s the clamshell one. I used it for 10 min, and gave up on typing with it. It doesn’t even have a mouse! http://is.gd/2sGOc

  46. Daniel Brusilovsky says:

    Taking the UMID Mbook M1 with me to the Dream Theater show. Sucks that it doesn’t have a mouse! How ridiculous is that! http://is.gd/2CNiZ

  47. JCHYBINSKI says:

    Ummm – why don't I have one of these??? http://bit.ly/7Dbx9f

  48. Deafscooter says:

    I have UMID M1 with 1.33ghz, 512mb ram, 32Gb(SLC)SSD, also black color.
    ===> I notice the M1 has SLC High Speed like RAM ( using Virtual Ram )
    you can allow Virtual memory Set inital to 2048Mb,Max Extend to 4096MB
    it real fastest and Load like window 7 also you can use Fully Feature
    on Video Editing Software and Save the Video/photo to 16Gb MicroSD card
    ==
    I love the UMID M1 (black with 32Gb SSD (SLC) then Watch out the new M2
    Came with 1.2Ghz ( not 1.33 Ghz CPU! ) also there Fully work on Camfrog
    and Deaf Visual Confences program Called ” Purple P3 Software ” then
    Operation on deafies use with Pocket Computer to Tel-Visual confences!
    –
    Also I have own Kohjinsha PA-series 4.8-inch UMPC with QWERTY keyboard.
    This Look SAME UMID M1 but better Mouse Control on Side of Screen frame
    & Built in VGA port allow to large Monitor to use deaf Purple P3 program
    ===
    Thank from Deafscooter

  49. fatih says:

    hi. thanks for review but this link not work:
    http://www.mobilx.hu/mobile-internet-device-mid/umid-mid.html

  50. Lindazilla says:

    @whrrl – looks like an 'mbook' http://www.umpcportal.com/2009/04/umid-mbook-m1-full-review/

  51. Alex says:

    Hello
    I got Kohjinsha PM wich I believe is UMID M1 under the Japanese name. The problem is Windows XP on it is, naturally, Japanese.
    What should I do to switch the system to English?

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