Excerpt: The Axiotron Modbook is a standard MacBook that's been modified by a third party and acts as a tablet. Using the Axiotron Studio Pen you can browse the internet via the 13.3-inch touchscreen. The Modbook features a 2.13GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and NVIDIA GeForce graphics processor and runs Mac OS X version 10.5. It has 160GB of hard disk, customisable to 500GB, and built-in Airport Extreme. It measures 295x325x227mm and weighs 2.4kg.
Summary: Although the Modbook is undoubtedly a cool concept, the reality for day-to-day use makes it a device aimed at a few narrow niche markets. This, we suspect, is why Apple hasn't come up with its own tablet, despite rumours for years that just such a device is around the corner. And clearly, handwriting technology still has a way to go before becoming truly useful.
Axiotron ModBook Review Part 2 – I’m sad to see it go…
27 February 2008
Conclusion: Also, there was a user that left a comment on the last review that wanted to know about Virtualization with Windows XP Tablet Edition, so I gave that ago to. Virtualization on this machine is amazing, sadly I read the specs for the machine from the press materials instead of actually checking them for my unboxing article and they were off, this machine isn’t the low end model I thought it was, it has the SuperDrive, the 2.2GHz processor, 120GB HDD and 4GB of RAM.
Excerpt: We say that having spent two weeks with the Modbook, which is basically an Apple MacBook that's been converted into a tablet PC for designers or those who need a slate-style tablet in the field. It's currently available only in the US and Canada, but Axiotron says that it expects to roll out the product worldwide this year.