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

May 18, 2009
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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.

In all-black, the mBook looks far better than the all-white version we've generally seen.  The matte-finish plastic also helps to prevent it looking cheap, too, which the gloss-finish white model has been accused of.  No word on when it'll be released, nor for how much.

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Lazion also got to try out UMID's new port replicator while they played with the mBook.  Intended as a companion device for the MID, the palm-sized replicator throws in an external monitor connection using DisplayLink USB technology, as well as serving as a USB hub for leaving peripherals such as printers and scanners plugged in at your desk.  Again, there's no word on when it might see a release.

[via Pocketables]


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