updated 08:45 pm EST, Tue January 9, 2007
Axiotron today together with Other World Computing (OWC) unveiled the ModBook, the first ever Mac OS X tablet computer. "Built for mobile users, artists, students, medical practitioners and professionals, the Axiotron ModBook enables its user to draw and write directly on the screen, while the handwriting recognition built into Mac OS X Tiger not only turns hand scribbles into text in every application, but also provides extended control of the system through gesture recognition," said Andreas Haas, president of Axiotron. "If your favored input device is the pen, then this is the Mac tablet solution for you." The Axiotron ModBook is an after-market hardware modification of Apple's MacBook, adding true pen input with a 13.3-inch LCD and an optional Global Positioning System in a satin chrome-plated magnesium top shell. The notebooks maintains the features of Apple's base MacBook system, and offers handwriting recognition. Users can select up to a 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor to accompany the integrated iSight camera and CD/DVD combo drive. The ModBook is priced at $2,780.