Whether you’re a customer or business partner, it’s never easy knowing what Apple will do next. Sometimes that’s a good thing; sometimes not so much.
“Right now, the Modbook is available in North America and Australia, we’re rolling it out in Europe, and we’re preparing to launch it in Asia. Its best-in-class graphics and continuously improving base system performance make the Modbook a compelling, all-in-one graphics tablet solution, both on the desktop and on the go,” said Andreas E. Haas, CEO. “Axiotron will continue to update the Modbook’s specs and add features as we complete development of Synergy Touch and the Modbook Pro.”
The Modbook’s tough ForceGlass screen offers 512 levels of pen pressure sensitivity””twice the capability of any tablet PC. Beginning immediately, customers can order a Modbook with the updated specifications that include a 2.13GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB memory (6GB max), NVIDIA GeForce 9400M and 160GB 5400-rpm hard disk drive (820GB max).
Additionally, Axiotron has also announced that the Synergy Touch upgrade for Modbooks won’t ship until late 2009. Likewise, the 15-inch Modbook Pro, previously promised for June delivery, won’t ship until the end of this year.
Apple will be Apple
I’m guessing the just announced SD-card reader upgraded MacBook Pros caught Axiotron, like the rest of us, by surprise. Through no fault of their own, other then trusting Apple (oops), the company and its customers are temporarily left holding the bag on $3.2 million in pre-orders taken for the Modbook Pro earlier this year, though the company does have a record of toughing it out and delivering.
That said, who would have thunk following last Fall’s not insignificant MacBook, MacBook Pro refresh that Apple would be back again in June with more hardware revisions…
What’s your take?