At Macworld Expo 2009, Axiotron Introduces World’s Fastest and Largest-Screen Tablet Computer, the Modbook Pro, and Offers Discount Promotions on Its Full Line of Products
El SEGUNDO, CALIFORNIA – At the Macworld Expo in San Francisco, California, hardware and software manufacturer Axiotron® yesterday unveiled the Modbook® Pro, the world’s fastest and largest-screen tablet computer. With its sleek black enclosure made from precision-machined aluminum, powerful graphics processing capabilities and revolutionary Synergy™ Touch technology, the Modbook Pro redefines the tablet computing experience.
An aftermarket modification of the unibody Apple® MacBook® Pro computer, Axiotron’s Modbook Pro offers a 15.4-inch pen-enabled display with a pixel resolution of 1440x900 WXGA, and features a surface layer of the company’s etched, paper-emulating ForceGlass™ for optimum drawing and writing comfort. The screen assembly is flush-mounted in the top bezel, providing a completely level drawing and writing surface and maximizing the Modbook Pro’s on-screen workspace.
In addition to the RF-based pen digitizer components, the Modbook Pro also feature Axiotron’s Synergy Touch, a revolutionary technology that -- unlike any other touchscreen computer -- employs touch functionality primarily in support of the pen input. Synergy’s user interface, Quicktouch™, appears on the screen as translucent overlays of buttons and pads, permitting users to enter text or keyboard shortcuts with the “alt,” “option” or “command” keys to directly modify pen clicks.
While the Axiotron Modbook Pro completely replaces the original Apple MacBook Pro’s enclosure, it leaves the main system components unmodified, maintaining 100% compatibility with both the system hardware as well as the Mac OS® X operating system. The voided Apple warranty will be replaced by Axiotron’s one-year Modcare® Hardware Warranty, covering the complete hardware solution top to bottom.
As another first, customers can order their Modbook Pro with a partitioned drive preinstalled with Windows Vista® Business Edition. The Modbook Pro also comes with Axiotron’s Quickapps™ suite, including Quicktouch (the pen-supporting touch user interface), Quickclicks™ (on-screen software keyboard and shortcuts), Quickflip (screen rotation utility), and Quickscript (advanced handwriting recognition).
The Axiotron Modbook Pro is compatible with all 15.4-inch unibody Apple MacBook Pro systems, hosting up to a 2.8GHz Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor, up to 4GB of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM, up to 320GB of storage on a 7200-rpm hard drive or 128GB of storage on a solid-state drive, and an NVIDIA® GeForce® 9600M GT graphics subsystem.
The Modbook Pro is slated to ship in May/June 2009. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price for an Axiotron Modbook Pro built from a customer-supplied Apple MacBook Pro base system via Axiotron Modservice™ starts at $3,049. An Axiotron Modbook Pro built from a brand new Apple MacBook Pro base system starts at $4,998. Customers can direct pre-orders through Axiotron’s website at http://www.axiotron.com/buy. Placing a pre-order now will secure a customer’s place in line when the Modbook Pro begins shipping.
To celebrate the Modbook Pro’s unveiling at the Macworld Expo, Axiotron is offering the following discount promotions through January 19th, 2009.
Modbook Pro Promotion:
Customers who pre-order a complete Axiotron Modbook Pro, including those built with a new Apple MacBook Pro base system, will be eligible for a manufacturer’s discount of $399. With this discount customers can get a complete Axiotron Modbook Pro solution that includes the 2.4GHz Apple MacBook Pro for as little as $4,599.
Modservice for Modbook Pro Promotion:
Customers who pre-order an Axiotron Modbook Pro upgrade for their pre-owned 15.4-inch unibody Apple MacBook Pro will be eligible for a manufacturer’s discount of $449. With this discount customers can get a brand new Modbook Pro for as little as $2,600.
Two-Year Modcare for Modbook Pro Promotion:
A two-year extension of the Modcare warranty for the Modbook Pro is available for $549. Customers who pre-order this two-year extension -- in combination with their pre-order for the Modbook Pro or Modservice for Modbook Pro -- will receive a $150 discount on the warranty extension. With this discount customers can get three full years of complete warranty coverage on their Axiotron Modbook Pro for $399.
Customers who purchase a complete Axiotron Modbook, including those built with a customer-supplied Apple MacBook base system through Axiotron Modservice, will be eligible for a manufacturer’s discount of $100. With this discount customers can get a complete Axiotron Modbook solution built from a new 2.1GHz Apple MacBook base system for as little as $2,148.
Modservice for Modbook Promotion:
Customers who purchase an Axiotron Modbook upgrade for their pre-owned white or black Apple MacBook through Axiotron Modservice will be eligible for a manufacturer’s discount of $150. With this discount customers can get a brand new Modbook for as little as $1,149.
Synergy Touch for New Modbook Promotion:
Beginning in April 2009, Axiotron will make Synergy Touch available as a hardware and software upgrade to the Modbook for $449. Customers will have the option to purchase their new Modbooks with Synergy Touch, and current owners of the Modbook will have the option to upgrade their existing Modbook.
Customers who pre-order the Synergy Touch upgrade -- together with their purchase of a complete new Modbook solution -- will be eligible for a manufacturer’s discount of $150. With this discount Modbook customers can pre-order the Synergy Touch upgrade for as little as $299.
Modbook Plus Modbook Pro Promotion:
Customers who pre-order a new Modbook Pro solution -- together with their purchase of a new Modbook solution -- will be eligible for a manufacturer’s discount of $699. With this discount customers can get a new Modbook right away, and a Modbook Pro once it begins shipping in May/June 2009, for as little as $6,547.
More information about Axiotron, the Modbook, and the Modbook Pro is available at http://www.axiotron.com. Customers can place an order for Axiotron products by visiting http://www.axiotron.com/buy or at any Axiotron Authorized Reseller.
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