Notion Ink has started accepting orders again for the Adam tablet PCs though its an ‘invitation only’ affair this time. The company has been sending out e-mail to a select group of individuals inviting them to place orders for the six versions of the Adam – three each of the LCD and the LCD + Pixel Qi version. A good thing here is that prices remain unchanged in that the lowest speced LCD Wi-Fi version of the Adam will cost $375.33 while the top of the line model with Pizel Qi Wi-Fi + 3G will set one back by $549.99.
So while everything else remains the same, it will be interesting to see if the response to the Adam is as overwhelming as it was during the first round of ordering. The first lot of Adam’s shipped out didn’t exactly come out with flying colors and reaction has been mixed. While, Adam’s that formed the first lot are still being shipped out, there has been several issues pertaining the tablet. Like one of the biggest disappointments has been the display which suffered from serious glare issues with the matt surface coating doing little to remedy the situation. Its performance out in the sun is way better than standard LCD displays but leaves something more to be desired.
Then there has also been a few issues with the touchscreen in that it fails to respond on many an occasion while software bugs too did not make things anything better. That said, Notion Ink has been quick in their damage control efforts and have made available a patch that did take care of a lot of software issues. Company sources have also informed they are on it and will come up with further upgrades soon to take care of all issues. In fact, they have also stated they have already started with the process of integrating Android 3.0 Honeycomb into Adam. This sure will put the Adam in a better stand to compete with many of the high profile Honeycomb laced tablets that going to be launched in the next few months.
An inherent good quality of the Adam is that the majority of its drawbacks are related to the software and hence, nearly all of them can be taken good care of. So those who have already purchased the device or are planning to do so can be rest assured of a quality product in the form of the Adam.