The first batch of Modbook Pros have yet to make their way to owners, but the base model is already getting a spec bump. The Macbook come tablet will have its RAM boosted from 4GB to 8GB and its solid state drive roughly doubled in capacity to 120GB. As for the Wacom pen digitizer on the slab, a total of 1,024 pressure levels will make it twice as sensitive than previously planned. What’s the cause for the sudden volley of upgrades? Turns out the folks at Modbook Inc. managed to get a sweeter deal on parts from manufacturers and had the financial wiggle room to include better hardware. One thing that hasn’t changed on the Modbook Pro, however, is its price: the tablet will still withdraw $3,500 from pockets. Those who’ve already pre-ordered one of the devices will get the upgrades at no additional cost when the slates ship later this month.
Update: Reader ThorntonArt points out in the comments that the Modbook Pro doesn’t sport a touch-sensitive screen, but one that’s sensitive to pen input. We’ve clarified the post.
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