The Atom-based UMID mbook M1 clamshell MID that was launched in Korea a few months ago will soon become officially available through Australia-based Justek (whose prices are in AUD, not USD) and distributed to other importers. The folks at Justek are in the final stages of preparing for the launch right now but were kind enough to send me a non-HSDPA unit (Windows XP, 1.3GHz Atom, 512MB RAM, 16GB SSD, webcam) to review in the meantime.
I haven't had a chance to put the mbook through its paces yet, but I did document the unboxing and take some size comparison pictures. Have a look below.
I'll have a lot to say in my full review, so I'll keep (mostly) quiet here.
The units that Justek will sell come with the English manual and a stock installation of Hancom Linux that can be upgraded to Windows XP.
Additional bonus accessories may be included when the mbook M1 begins shipping, but this is what's included in the standard non-Korean retail box.
In addition to the battery, there's an AC adapter with UK power plug, earphones with proprietary connection (TTA 20-pin), miniUSB adapter, proprietary connection adapter, handstrap, drawstring carrying pouch, and stylus (not shown).
The most interesting (not to mention unwieldy) of the accessories are the adapters, so here's a better look at them:
You may recall having seen a large VGA adapter accessory at CES 2009. Though not included in the retail box, it is pictured in the user's manual as an option that could be supplied.
UPDATE: Full review now available!
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