Axiotron Modbook.

Modbook

Axiotron, Inc., together with distribution partner Other World Computing, is drawing huge crowds at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco this week, as attendees flock to take its new Mac OS X-based “ModBook” tablet computer for a test run.

…Each ModBook starts off as a MacBook Core 2 Duo but undergoes a surgical operation where its original display and keyboard are severed, then replaced with a new 13.3-inch Wacom pen enabled widescreen display set in a chrome-plated magnesium top shell.

…Meanwhile, the tablet retains all of the hardware features of the current Apple MacBook line, such as a 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, an integrated camera and CD/DVD combo drive.

…Additional configurations include such options as: an Axiotron ModBook GPS Module, 2 year 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.

…During Macworld and until January 31st, Other World Computing is offering the complete ModBook base configuration plus the built-in Axiotron GPS Module at a Special Introductory Price of $2,199.

[summarized from an article via AppleInsider]

I’ll let this pedophile give you a brief overview:

My honest opinion, this is worth it to the digital artist. Axiotron has masterfully encased all the horse power into a rugged, responsive tablet that will make it possible for a designer on the go to effectively implement their concepts. Think efficiency when it comes to work group and quick input/output; you can slide it across the table to your mate and they can quickly jot down adjustments or additional comments with speed and precision. The addition of the Inkwell keyboard free software that comes installed makes the package an undeniable competitor against the macbook line up.

The price isn’t disputable, in fact it’s relatively cheap for an after market mac modification. I’m guessing they have good channel for the base system parts, or they resale the scrap to apple or even ebay.

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