Modbook Pro X Raises Over $300K in Crowdfunding Effort — Two-Week Last Call Campaign Runs Until September 30th
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (September 16, 2014) — Creative technologies developer Modbook® Inc. today announced that following the recently successful Kickstarter campaign for the all-new Modbook Pro X, its portable and powerful 15.4-inch Mac®-based pen tablet computer, a two-week extended last call campaign begins today at the Modbook Online Store at http://store.modbook.com/mbi-spc-ksmbpx.html.
The last call campaign for the Modbook Pro X runs for only two weeks and ends on Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Pacific time.
Anyone who missed the just-concluded Kickstarter campaign will be able to make a pledge to get the Modbook Pro X through the last call campaign. The terms of the two-week campaign are identical to the original Kickstarter campaign, and participants will select from the same reward choices that were available to Kickstarter backers.
Once the last call campaign ends on September 30th, all fundraising for the Modbook Pro X one-time production run will be concluded, and there will be no other way to order the Modbook Pro X.
“The response to the Modbook Pro X has been incredibly enthusiastic, and our Kickstarter campaign has received backing from all over the world,” said Andreas E. Haas, Modbook Inc.’s chief executive officer and lead engineer. “We are looking forward to completing work on the Modbook Pro X and getting it into the hands of our backers who made it possible.”
Kickstarter Campaign Results
In the just-concluded Kickstarter campaign at http://kck.st/1o4oLHW, the Modbook Pro X successfully raised $318,244 from over 300 backers, 212% of the original intended goal of $150,000.
Of the 69,062 projects ever funded on Kickstarter (as of September 7th, 2014), the Modbook Pro X is the 347th most funded project, putting it near the top one-half of one percent of all funded Kickstarter projects globally. Among the 147,271 projects ever from the United States on Kickstarter (as of September 7th), the Modbook Pro X ranks 281 in funding, which places it in the top two-tenths of one percent in that category.
Among all 1,823 successful technology projects ever funded on Kickstarter globally (as of September 7th), the Modbook Pro X ranks at exactly 100, and is in the top 1.5% globally of all technology projects ever offered through Kickstarter.
Powerful Mac-Based Tablet
The Modbook Pro X transforms the original hardware of a Retina®-display Apple® MacBook® Pro 15.4-inch base system into a tablet computer*, while remaining a fully functioning Mac that runs the OS X® operating system.
It offers 2,048 levels of pen pressure sensitivity with pen tilt and rotate functionality, and can be configured with up to a 2.8GHz quad-core Intel® Core™ i7 processor, up to 32GB of RAM, up to 2TB of PCIe flash storage, and Intel Iris™ Pro graphics with optional additional NVIDIA GeForce graphics.
Optionally, the Modbook Pro X comes with rear-mounted Keybars™, an eyes-free solution for entry of short commands, and a detachable Keyboard Stand that acts as keyboard, easel and screen protector.
Anyone interested in participating in the last call campaign for the Modbook Pro X should visit the Modbook Online Store at http://store.modbook.com/mbi-spc-ksmbpx.html.
*The Modbook Pro X is an enclosure conversion kit that transforms an original Retina-display Apple MacBook Pro notebook-style computer into a tablet-style computer. Apple Inc.’s warranty on the MacBook Pro base system is voided by the conversion and replaced with the Modbook Protection Plan, which covers the entire hardware solution, including the base system. Modbook Inc. is not affiliated with, nor is the Modbook Pro X sponsored or endorsed by, Apple Inc.
About Modbook Inc.
Modbook Inc. develops products like the Modbook Pro and Modbook Pro X that unleash the creative potential in everyone. Privately held, the company and its dedicated team are headquartered in Los Angeles, California, and at http://www.modbook.com.
Modbook, Keybar and the Modbook logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Modbook Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Apple, Mac, MacBook, OS X and Retina are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Intel, Core and Iris are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.
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