Axiotron has released the first ever tablet computer that runs Mac OSX (you know, the OS that the iPhone has on it). It was rumored that a Mac tablet would be unveiled, and that it wouldn’t be Apple that did it; these rumors have turned out to be true. Here is some interesting information that the press release contains:
The Axiotron ModBook is an after-market hardware modification solution of the Apple MacBook notebook computer, adding true pen input, a new 13.3″ wide screen LCD and an optional Global Positioning System in a tough, satin chrome plated magnesium top shell, while keeping all the powerful features of the MacBook base system.
That means that you buying a ModBook isn’t really buying a completely new product. The ModBook is precisely what its name implies, a modification of the MacBook that turns it into a tablet computer. Pricing of the ModBook is such that suggested retail prices begin at $2,279.
The ModBook is the only slate-style tablet computer solution on the market with an internal CD/DVD combo drive, which can be upgraded to a DVD/CD combo burner with up to 8.5 GB capacity. In combination with its 13.3″ wide screenLCD, the ModBook also functions as a large screen portable DVD entertainment system.
The ModBook solution base configuration, with a suggested retail price of $2,279, is based on a 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo Apple MacBook with full ModBook tablet conversion, all backed by a 1 year OWC warranty. Additional configurations include such options as: an Axiotron ModBook GPS Module, 2 year OWC warranty extension plans, 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, up to 2GB DDR2 SDRAM, up to 160GB (5400-RPM) or 200GB (4200-RPM) hard drive, 6x or 8x DVD ±RW and CD-RW slot-load combo drive.
— Nik Gomez