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Originally Posted by EricN on April 13, 2010 at 4:41pm
A BRIEF HISTORY OF WAITING FOR THE MODBOOK PRO AND SYNERGY TOUCH
On January 07, 2009, Axiotron said,
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.
and to excite those like me who couldn't even consider spending $5000 on a portable computer, however cool, they added,
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.
Sadly, April and May passed in silence. Then, on June 12, 2009, Axiotron said,
... Axiotron today announced that the Synergy™ Touch upgrade for Modbooks is scheduled to ship in late 2009 and the Modbook Pro at the end of 2009.
Towards the end of 2009, on November 05, 2009, Axiotron said,
Axiotron today also announced that the Modbook Pro tablet computer is planned for release at the end of the second quarter of 2010.
Winter's gloom settled in as they added,
Axiotron is currently reevaluating the market potential of SynergyTouch hardware/software upgrades for existing Modbooks.
As of April 13, 2010, Axiotron's Modbook Pro webpage still contained the note:
So there is still hope, assuming their bankers are willing to finance a production run.
Update on April 15:
Axiotron's Support One has been especially talkative of late providing more reason to be hopeful.