I just received notice from Other World Computing that the first ModBooks started shipping on January 11th, with first priority going to those who placed orders in January 2007. According to their press release, there is a significant pre-order queue, with new orders expected to ship around mid-February. We are still waiting for our review unit.
Axiotron will be demonstrating the ModBook at MacWorld in booth S-408.
Other World Computing (OWC) http://www.macsales.com, a leading Mac technology company, announced today that the first Axiotron Modbook solutions began shipping to customers Jan. 11.
Modbook, the one and only tablet Mac solution, was named best of Macworld 2007 following the joint OWC/Axiotron introduction of the product on January 9th, 2007. The Modbook is better than ever today, benefiting from the latest, higher performance Apple MacBook base platform – Apple Leopard 10.5 OS – and new Axiotron Modbook Tablet features including standard inclusion of built in GPS.
The Modbook is an after-market hardware modification solution of the Apple MacBook notebook computer, adding true pen input, a new 13.3" wide screen LCD and Global Positioning System in a tough, satin chrome-plated magnesium top shell, while keeping all the powerful features of the MacBook base system. With the award winning Mac OS X , built-in Inkwell handwriting recognition, up to 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processors, integrated iSight camera, Bluetooth, 802.11n/g/b Wireless, and the CD/DVD combo or Superdrive, the slate-style Axiotron Modbook is the ultimate companion for applications and situations where a keyboard only gets in the way. Perfect for mobile users, artists, students, medical practitioners and other professionals, the Modbook is the perfect fit for on-the-go situations where a desktop computer option is not available or practical.
OWC offers Modbook solutions starting from $2,279 in a base configuration .