Umid mBook Unboxing And Hands-On

I just got a Umid mBook, a mobile internet device (MID) powered by an Atom processor. Out of the box, it runs Windows XP Home, but I might try to install Windows 7 which is more finger-friendly (kind of). At the moment, I have turned the unit on and inspected the physical aspect of the mBook.

We’ve played with it before (CES, and elsewhere)but it is still amazing to see Win XP (or Linux) run on a device that is so small and light (330g/11.6oz). Right now, the battery is charging and we will see how long it can hold. The trick with these devices is to find what they can do for you, given their small size – I mean other than being very cool! It’s a good example of limitations mainly induced by “us” (humans) – our eyes can see only so much and our fingers aren’t getting smaller – if anything, the latest stats show that we’re getting bigger… This costs $599.

We will try things like blogging on the go (among other things) with it and we’ll share our experience with you after a few days. In the meantime, check out the photo gallery, and let us know what you think of this mBook. What would YOU want to do with it? What should we try?

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