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UMID M1 mBook spotted in all-black; new DisplayLink port replicator

UMID M1 mBook spotted in all-black; new DisplayLink port replicator

The UMID M1 mBook's keyboard prompted no small amount of discussion among MID-lovers, primarily as to whether it was of sufficient size for reasonable typing.  We even recorded our own typing video demo to get a better idea.  Simmering in the background, though, was a more aesthetic concern: UMID's decision to pair every case color with the same white keyboard.  Now, the company has seemingly listened to reason, and offered up an all-black version of the M1 mBook.

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UMID M1 MID pros & cons: “best UMPC available”?

UMID M1 MID pros & cons: “best UMPC available”?

If the UMID M1 has shown us anything, it's that no one device can be everything for every person.  The 4.8-inch touchscreen clamshell MID has come in for praise over its compact size, speedy components and lengthy battery, but concerns over keyboard usability and build quality have left some uncertain.  Over at UMPC Portal, our friend Steve has been summing up the M1

Seven-minute UMID M1 overview video after the cut

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UMID M1 MID: XP boot in just 30 seconds

UMID M1 MID: XP boot in just 30 seconds

One of the biggest issues consumers have had with MID and UMPC devices is start-time.  Linux offers a speedy boot - down to just 5 seconds if you fettle it right - but lacks user-familiarity for entry-level buyers, while Windows XP satisfies on the latter but tends to miss out on the former.  That's why we're glad to see the UMID M1 MID can hit an XP desktop in just 30 seconds from a cold start.

Video demo after the cut

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UMID M1 import hits $750 for non-3G XP MID

UMID M1 import hits $750 for non-3G XP MID

We've a definite soft-spot for the UMID M1 here at SlashGear, but with the company themselves dragging their feet on official US and European sales, and import prices riding ever higher, it's hard to see the clamshell MID ever finding its niche.  Australian-based importer Justek have tweaked the pricing on the non-HSDPA version of the M1, but for US customers it's still in excess of $660.

UMID M1 mbook reviewed: great mobile comms device

UMID M1 mbook reviewed: great mobile comms device

Despite all our hands-on time with the UMID M1 mbook, we've never had long enough to decide finally whether it's a triumph of miniaturization or a scale-down step too far.  MID Moves took the 4.8-inch mobile internet device to SXSW, comparing it to a number of other MIDs and UMPCs along the way, and despite some qualms about build quality and just how much long-term use you could make of the keyboard they're impressed.

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UMID M1 US release delayed; no US 3G support as yet

UMID M1 US release delayed; no US 3G support as yet

Bad news for anyone considering picking up a UMID M1 mobile internet device in the US, as the company confirms that the previous Summer release has now been replaced with "[UMID] can't give exact information on the releasing date in US."  It's also been confirmed that the currently shipping M1 units - the MID has been launched in Korea already - are incompatible with US-spec 3G, not supporting the 850MHz or 1900MHz bands.

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