The UMID mbook SE ups the bar in the clamshell market

UMID isn’t going to roll over and let the Viliv N5 take over the clamshell market. Nope, the there’s a new version of the mbook that trumps nearly every hardware spec found on Viliv’s current offering.

The UMID mbook SE now sports the 1.6GHz Atom Z530, 1GB of RAM, 802.11 b/g/n, 32GB SSD, and the same 4.8-inch 1024×600 screen found on the previous models. Plus, the battery is a 2,800mAh rather than the 2,600mAh version found on the mbook BZ. So to recap, the new UMID mbook SE has a faster CPU, better wireless options, and a larger battery than the just-announced Viliv N5. Oh, and it will start out at $499 rather than $649. Hopefully this model will find a way to leave Korea and hit the US’s retail market.