I thought it was just a MacBook but different casing with a touch screen?Hmm.
I don't understand how the ModBook can be legal if you can't run it on non-Apple hardware....so basically we could all take the cases off our Macs and just make them look totally different.
If Apple indeed puts out a tablet, you can bet it will most likely be a big iTouch, not at all like a ModBook. There is an audience for both, and each group wants something different.I really want one, but with the direction Apple is going with the Air, I'm just worried that Apple will release a tablet 2 days after I purchase a Modbook. Apple's comment about the Touch being a Mobile Platform, underlines this, in my view. And the 'new Newton' rumors that just won't go away.
The Modbook isn't going to die because people don't want it. It's going to die because people expect it from Apple.
It's really a first generation product, so no doubt there's gonna be glitches and bugs... I expect it. Biggest problem right now seems to be the wait time to actually get one because the sole U.S. distributor is backlogged in fulfilling orders. I'd expect within the next month reviews will start to pop up.I'd like to see a review on this, to see if they are even worth it.
The points about drawing are well made, but it's especially the last point that I really hadn't considered. If Apple undercut Axiotron, that would set an extremely bad precedent.AND... the ModBook is officially Apple-authorized.... so it isn't as if they are unaware of it, or as if it's an "illegal" hack job. It IS a MacBook... just one that has been modified by Axiotron, and authorized by Apple.