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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

UMID M2 possible entry level not that appealing !!

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Photo: UMPCPortal.com

 

First news about new UMID M2 entry level model, showed up at UMPCPortal.com, and they really don’t look that appealing,

“Entry-level price for the UMID M2 will be $499 and will be with the 1.2Ghz CPU, 512MB, 8GB SSD, Win XP and no camera.”

This is what I hate about these companies.. they do a good step forward but 2 seconds later they do 5 backwards. Its good that they fixed M1 problems, its a sign that they are listening. but its a bit stupid if you ask me to mess up with hardware specs. when they are good as they are. such a small ssd is just nonsense and 512mb of memory on x86 device coming out on the end of 2009? 512 could be ENOUGH for XP if one tries hard but when, for example,  drivers are not even optimized for hardware and take 180mb of memory like the GMA500 ones take.....  hmmm think twice UMID, users will not be pleased.

I really hope they reconsider the specs for entry level, at least on these 2 points SSD and RAM, or at least,  hoping for a “middle” level model to show up.

João

Source :UMPCPortal.com

New UMID M2 shows up at IDF09. Looking good!

New UMID model M2 shows up at IDF09. I have to say I’m very excited about this new model. I own the first UMID, and its a great device, but as everyone knows it has some problems here and there, mainly the build quality, the screen angle, and those idiot dongles. Well these have been now solved. Not sure about the build quality, but screen angle know looks much much better now, and they included a “normal” USB connector and standard phones connector.

About the specs, the device will keep the 4.8 inch screen with 1024x600 res. They expect to push out two versions one with 1.2ghz processor (Atom Z515) and 1.6Ghz (Atom Z30). Memory has been upgraded to 1ghz, and looks like they plan to release it with Windows 7 (basic, suppose). They also plan to include a optical mouse with right and left click buttons, both right and left next to the screen. Same keyboard and Camera (1.3MP). No info about SSD size or 3g models.

Price and availability, the new UMID is expected with the starting price of $499, final user price, on the Q4 2009 (November / December).

Not much more to say about it right know, just that I cant wait to put my hands on one. :) Any sponsors out there? :)

Here is the first impressions video from Steve Paine @ Midmoves.com






Source : Midmoves.com

Friday, September 04, 2009

3M DI-NOC Carbon Fiber Vinyl Sheet.

Tired of ugly finger prints on you computer, phone and other glossy devices? Here is the Solution.

Following Jkk, from Jkkmobile.com steps, I’ve too got my self some carbon fiber vinyl sheet from 3M and apply it to my some of my devices. These 3M DI-NOC carbon fiber sheets are very high quality, and easy to apply, no high skill required Just needs a bit of time, patience, and and a blow drier :) Yes!!, the vinyl is very moldable and stretchable using a bit of heat… useful specially to give a good finished look to corners and other non flat surfaces.

Here are some photos :

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Unfortunately these are not easy to find normally they are not not cheap too. After a long search, I ended up buying from this ebay seller. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Real-3M-CARBON-FILM-30x61cm-CA-421-DI-NOC-SERIES-vinyl_W0QQitemZ180400958629QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM?hash=item2a00bc2ca5&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14 He has good prices and offers great service. Highly recommended. Thank you!!!

As usual if you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask.

João.

Updated:

Started to work on Asus 1008HA

My plan is to cover front and back. But for know here is how it looks on the lid.

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