Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Good things come in small packages - GIVEAWAY CLOSED

Congrats to ShopKim who was chosen as the winner of this giveaway!

This is a compensated review by BlogHer and Intel.


When BlogHer asked me to review the UMID mbook, I was so excited to get it and test it out. You see, I'm rarely at home, I'm always out and about but still need to be connected to the internet at all times. I have an iPhone that I use but I think we all know that a phone can be quite limited in the capabilities of what a real computer can do. So in comes the UMID mBook which is not just something to surf the internet on but has the functions of a larger sized PC! It uses Intel's Atom Processer, which is essentially the "brains" of your PC. Intel has designed the Intel® Atom™ processor, which has been designed to be smaller and more power efficient, enabling you to get devices with full PC functionality that can fit into your purse or pocket.


The UMID mbook is the world's smallest PC --it's a technology accessory you can take anywhere. The mbook runs full Windows XP on an Intel® Atom™ processor. The most amazing part is the five-hour battery life which means you can do a lot on it like Video Conferencing with friends and family on Skype, accessing Facebook, blogging, uploading photos, downloading movies on iTunes, or even staying productive. If you are not writing a huge document or creating huge spreadsheets than this is the perfect little device to take anywhere because it does everything else. Not to say that it can't create document or spreadsheets because it can, it's just that when you are out and about, you don't really want to be doing that anyway! :)

This little mobile device/small PC has made my life so much easier! Oh and it weighs nothing, I swear it's not much heavier than my phone! I have it in my purse all the time and I don't even notice it. It's so easy to carry around and anytime I'm sitting at a coffee shop, I can pull it out and use the Wifi. I forgot to mention that it's touch screen too! I don't know about you but I love touch screen gadgets. It just makes it so much easier to click on the actual screen rather than having to deal with an itty bitty mouse on a laptop. The UMID mBook is available at Dynamism.com for $449+ and for a limited time you can get a free MicroSD Card with your purchase. Oh and for us girly girls, it's even available in pink!

In my opinion the price for this little PC is so worth it. To have everything at my fingertips (using the MicroSD card means I can carry any pictures or files from my main laptop and put them on the mBook) and not having to lug around a gigantic heavy laptop is a huge plus! I actually can't wait to travel with this because I love having access to the internet but I hate the bulk of my regular laptop in my carryon bag. This is the perfecto solution for me. The only problem I had with it, was typing. I have small fingers but even I had trouble hitting the right keys! I started using the stylus pen that comes with it to type which helped.

If you want to learn more or read more reviews, check out these sites: www.midstories.com and www.midmoves.com

So I couldn't tempt you with my review on this amazing little device without giving you a chance to get one for yourself could I? Yup, it's true, I'm giving one away to one lucky reader!
intel
To enter, leave me a comment below and tell me How would you feel if this gadget was in your stocking this holiday season? The contest will begin December 9th and will end December 30th. Make sure that the e-mail address you leave is correct.

Rules:

* No duplicate comments.
* You may receive an additional entry by linking on twitter and leaving a link in the comments.
* You may receive an additional entry by blogging about this contest and leaving a link in the comments.
* This giveaway is open to US-Residents, aged 18 and over
* Winners will be selected via random draw, and will notified by e-mail.
* You have 48 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
* Please see the official rules here: Official rules

Make sure to check out the BlogHer.com review/giveaway round-up page here and read the other reviews, who are holding giveaways as well so you have 8 other chances to win! BlogHer.com special offers page

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Haydensmommy05 said...

I would be so happy that I would probally do flips off the couch and do happy dances all around the house!!
haydensmommy05@hotmail.com

Haydensmommy05 said...

I tweeted!
http://twitter.com/Haydensmommy05/statuses/7126627508
haydensmommy05@hotmail.com

GloryWords said...

I would feel sparkly eyed giggle giggle good. I am a writer, a mother of 13 assorted bio-, step- and foster- children and hoards of grands and greats. Boy would this little gadget help me stay better connected to the clan AND not stress my arthritic elbows packing it around as my lifesize laptop does!

Jeff, Huong, and Emma said...
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Jeff, Huong, and Emma said...

Gosh,I would feel awesome!

jeff_n_huong at yahoo dot com

Sonya said...

Wow, this would be heavenly.
sonyabebley@yahoo.com

Imogen said...

I would probably pee in my pants. THAT'S how excited I would be. TMI?

Anne J said...

I've already opened my Christmas stocking and this wasn't there darn it, I got earrings and wooden spoons. I'd have been very excited to see it though, I mean I need wooden spoons, but a UMID mbook would be better. I'd probably have screamed like my 13 year old daughter did when she opened her Adam Lambert cd.

Anne J said...

I blogged, http://lunaj1456.blogspot.com/2009/12/electronics-giveaway-from-intel-and.html

Anne J said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/lunaj1456/status/7161391458

lunatwinkle said...

omg, i was totally be in heaven if I won this and received it as a belated xmas gift! :D :D :D

atout said...

I would be so elated if this was in my stocking this year!! It would be so great to be able to blog and check emails on the go (or from the couch).

double-tall, no-whip said...

Wow, your review has left me salivating over this one! This would definitely give my on-the-go toolkit a much needed boost!

Twitter: http://twitter.com/0hai/status/7169198360

m.nicole.h(at)gmail(dot)com

lookrichbitch said...

I have been looking for a new machine for home. I *gave* my dad my old laptop cos he needed one and I have yet to find a replacement. And you're so right about the iphone just not being enough.

Foreign Student said...

How would this small Mobile Internet Device make my life easier? For starters, I would not have to lug around my big and heavy laptop for more than 90% of my daily tasks. Having a full featured laptop that is so small and portable will just help in my goal of being “Connected all the time” on facebook, twitter, my blog, email and instant messaging. Wow!

A. said...

I would feel freakin' awesome if this were in my stocking this Holiday.

Of course, it's December 29, and Christmas has passed us by, so I know that it WASN'T in my stocking. But. Still. I'd feel really awesome if I were to receive it as a belated Christmas gift.

albeaton (at) aol (dot) com

CherylS22 said...

I would have been thrilled to find this in my Christmas stocking! I sure could have used this small, convenient size on my recent trip to NYC. Thanks!

Rachel said...

I think I am deserving of it as my husband and I didn't exchange gifts this year due to me being unemployed and wanting to give the kids a good Christmas. What we did was make a dinner to another family in need so they would have a nice Christmas dinner. I would use this computer as I am constantly sharing mine with my 10 yo son and my brother who is staying with me due to hard times. This would be my little solitude LOL
Your blog is still as fabulous as ever...I have been a bad blogger lately...miss ya!! Happy New Year, all the best in 2010!!!!

Jessie said...

Aww what a great idea! I have been looking for something like this- I've never gotten into the web browser on my phone thing, but don't really see the point of a netbook- this seams like the perfect compromise!

Tweet:

http://twitter.com/Kariwen/status/7185463691

Definitely a great idea for a giveaway this season. Thanks!

Kittenish said...

I would be absolutely ecstatic if this was in my stocking!

Kittenish said...

I tweeted this contest.
http://twitter.com/kittenishcutie/status/7190227846

Kittenish said...

I blogged about this contest.
http://kittenishcutie.blogspot.com/2009/12/fun-giveaways.html

Angela G said...

I would be over the moon with joy! I have never owned anything like this before so this would be incredible. I'm still stuck at desktop so I can only imagine how great this will be!
ag1414@hotmail.com

Angela G said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/ag1414/status/7190521007
ag1414@hotmail.com

Amy said...

I'd feel like the luckiest girl ever!

awendybird said...

Holy cow! I would feel like I finally have a cooler gadget than my teens!

awendybird said...

http://twitter.com/wendybird25

I tweeted!

Cassie said...

I would be SO happy!!! Wicked awesome giveaway!!

awendybird said...

blogged - awendybird.blogspot.com

Crystal said...

I would LOVE to win this little computer...just perfect for reading blogs :)

me melodia said...

This is the perfect lil blogger tool. I would surely be more productive with this pint sized powerbook! :D

Fingers crossed.

melody[dot]santiago[at]gmail.com

Mallory said...

can i still enter? I'd love it! I'm back at school, and don't have a computer..:( the only way i can get online is at work, so it would definitely be put to good use! thanks!

Mallory said...

and i just tweeted about it :)

at:

http://twitter.com/xMalx

Elizabeth Marie said...

I didnt enter this??!! Ok i am NOW! WOOP love you girl! I want one of these soooo bad!

Elizabeth Marie said...

I twittered...I dont know how to link to that one tweet but...

http://twitter.com/Misslizzymarie

Love.YOU.

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

I would feel absolutely elated if this gadget was in my stocking this holiday season -- I'd be jumping up and down :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
theluckyladybug[at]gmail[dot]com

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Tweeted
theluckyladybug[at]gmail[dot]com

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Blogged
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Da Fashionista said...

me me me, mami. kiss!

Nancy said...

i'd be ecstatic if this were in my stocking - i'm pretty sure my quality of life and my hip-ness would improve drastically!

Moda di Magno said...

I am intrigued and desirous of this little gem. Especially the pink one! This gadget would mean the world to my growing jewelry design business. The ability to check stock, process credit cards and answer queries when not tied to the studio could revolutionize my business - and do it stylishly as well.

Meowza ~ Mama likey!

missreneer said...

If this gadget was in my stocking I wouldn't need anything else. Thanks for the great contest and Happy Holidays :)

mb said...

My stocking is put away, but I wiould be happy to hang a sock out if Santa would so choose to drop this by.

What a cool toy...er...tool.

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