UMID BZ (Was M2) hands-on at Lazion

Posted on 04 January 2010 by

Another CES ‘leak.’ This time it’s the UMID BZ 4.8” clamshell ultra mobile PC which is very similar to the Viliv N5 we’ve just reported on.

The BZ has also been known in the past as the M2 and also sells as the Onkyo BX and it improves on the M1 design by adding an optical mouse pointer and mouse buttons, standard Line-out and USB ports and a slight modification to the casing design.

The unit runs on the Intel Atom Z520 (1.2Ghz HT-enabled) and battery life tests by Lazion are showing 5hrs figures. According to the report the BZ will be available in mid-Jan 2010. Pricing of $499 has been mentioned in previous reports but this is unconfirmed.

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For more images and a translation, head to Lazion.

We’re planning to get both the N5 and BZ in a side-by-side hands-on at CES in just a few days.

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12 Comments For This Post

  1. UMPCPortal says:

    New article: UMID BZ (Was M2) hands-on at Lazion http://bit.ly/5DxLKN

  2. Steve 'Chippy' Paine says:

    RT @umpcportal: New article: UMID BZ (Was M2) hands-on at Lazion http://bit.ly/5DxLKN

  3. KIM says:

    M2 and N5 both rock!!
    and they similar characteristics now.
    which should be the ultimate choice?

  4. comment says:

    I like the placement of the mouse on the UMID better than on the Viliv.

  5. drebin says:

    a basic, flat, thumb unfriendly keyboard may keep me from buying any mid ever again.

  6. paquito says:

    I go for more power…Then deal with the price later.

  7. Alessandro Tucci says:

    RT @umpcportal: New article: UMID BZ (Was M2) hands-on at Lazion http://bit.ly/5DxLKN

  8. atom says:

    I’m hoping UMID will actually release the 1.6 GHz version and possibly faster ones too.

  9. KIM says:

    by the way, the price of $499 was already denided by UMID…
    at least not for the highest models.

  10. Minions says:

    Any upgrade on the ram? or still the plain 500mb? If they left it at 500mb it is a marginal upgrade at best sadly.

  11. aa says:

    UMID will release BZ high spec model 1.6ghz/ 1gram

    that model is testing low spec model

  12. Thomas says:

    If Umid doesn’t have the 1 gig of ram model it’s a no go for me.
    If it does, price will determain the Umid or the Viliv

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