El Segundo, CA (PRWEB) March 2, 2008
High-tech hardware solution provider Axiotron™, Inc., today introduced two new configurations of the Modbook™, its award-winning tablet Mac® computer for creative professionals. The new configurations, available immediately, include 2.1 GHz or 2.4 GHz Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processors and 120GB or 160GB 5400-rpm hard drives, respectively, making the Modbook up to twice as fast and powerful as any slate-style tablet PC.
Axiotron's announcement follows Apple Inc.'s introduction earlier this week of new and improved MacBook® models. The Axiotron Modbook seamlessly integrates an Apple MacBook computer, a state-of-the-art Wacom® pen digitizer and Axiotron's own hardware and software technology to create a revolutionary slate tablet solution.
"Accepting Apple's invitation to join its Proprietary Solution Provider program last year allows Axiotron to continuously update the Modbook by leveraging Apple's continued leadership in notebook innovation and performance," said Andreas Haas, CEO of Axiotron. "As the world's only tablet Mac, the Modbook represents a truly unique combination of power and portability for mobile creative professionals."
A detailed comparison of slate-style tablet computers is available at http://www.axiotron.com/compare.
The Axiotron Modbook's unparalleled 512 levels of pen pressure sensitivity - twice the capability of any tablet PC on the market - offer a fast, accurate and intuitive pen-based user experience. Each Modbook comes standard with an Axiotron Digitizer Pen featuring two programmable side buttons plus a digital eraser, and three different types of replaceable pen tips. Every Modbook ordered before March 14, 2008, includes an extra Axiotron Digitizer Pen and replaceable pen tips.
The Modbook comes pre-installed with Mac OS® X Leopard™, a built-in iSight® camera, an integrated 24x DVD Combo drive or 8x DVD SuperDrive and a built-in Global Positioning System (GPS), delivering a powerful tablet computing experience like no other.
The Modbook's AnyView™ LCD panel and iSight camera are protected by chemically strengthened Axiotron ForceGlass™ with superior optical and anti-aging properties. In addition, the acid-treated ForceGlass has an etched surface to create a crisp, paper-like writing sensation.
Both the Modbook's top shell and interior display frame are built from top grade, aircraft quality magnesium alloy, providing superior structural strength for almost every situation. A triple layer of metal plating - nickel over copper and topped with chrome - results in an extremely scratch resistant and aesthetically pleasing surface, offered in standard satin finish (available immediately) or optional mirror finish (available second quarter of 2008).
Availability and Pricing:
The Modbook is immediately available in its new configurations in the U.S. and Canada exclusively through Axiotron Authorized Resellers (AAR). In the U.S., the manufacturer's suggested retail price of the Modbook remains $2,290 USD for the 2.1 GHz, 120GB base configuration.
In Canada, the manufacturer's suggested retail price of the Modbook will be reduced from $2,599 CAD to $2,499 CAD for the 2.1 GHz, 120GB base configuration.
The Apple Remote is now available as a separate accessory for the Modbook.
Customers with existing Modbook orders that have not been fulfilled can update their orders to the new specifications at no additional charge.
For more information on the status of existing Modbook orders or to confirm or change existing orders, customers in the U.S. should contact Other World Computing (http://www.macsales.com/modbook). In Canada, customers should contact Carbon Computing (http://www.carbonation.com/modbook).
About Axiotron, Inc.:
A high-tech solution hardware manufacturing company and an Apple Authorized Proprietary Solution Provider, Axiotron, Inc. (http://www.axiotron.com), is the maker of the Modbook, the one and only tablet Mac solution. Following its unique vision of Customizing Your World™, Axiotron is dedicated to becoming a leading high-tech innovator through the conception and development of intriguing digital lifestyle products. In addition, Axiotron offers its product development expertise to companies in need of custom hardware solutions. Founded in January 2005 and privately held, Axiotron is a Delaware corporation headquartered in El Segundo, California, U.S.