First look: Inkia MID500 5-inch slate computer

mainThe Inkia MID500 just hit my desk and I have to show it off. Well, it’s kind of my job. I’ll publish a full review in a week or so, but for now, click through for a video hands-on and my initial pros and cons about the $349 5-inch tablet computer.


  • Small enough to fit in the front pocket of jeans
  • Bright screen
  • Dedicated right and left mouse buttons onĀ front bezel
  • Rounded edges makes it easy to hold
  • Can handle standard YouTube videos
  • Only $350 at Dynamism


  • Looks cheap
  • Feels cheap
  • The edges of the screen bleed when the LCD is pressed even slightly
  • Very loud fan – louder than the fan in my 17-inch notebook
  • Stock on-screen keyboard requires stylus
  • Cannot handle Hulu or HD YouTube videos