Macworld: Axiotron Inc. releases ModBook, the first Mac OS X tablet computer

axiotron modbook tablet computer

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

First Tablet Mac Solution to be Unveiled at Macworld [Axiotron]

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