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ModBook gets upgrade, due to ship in May

updated 06:00 pm EDT, Mon April 2, 2007

ModBook gets upgrade

Axiotron today announced that it has doubled pen pressure sensitivity on its ModBook Mac tablet line to 512 levels, but pushed back the shipment date to May of this year. The updated pen offers users of applications such as Adobe Photoshop or Corel Painter improved sensitivity and control of pen strokes. Axiotron is offering the free upgrade to new customers and is retroactively applying the change to all ModBook orders placed since its introduction, which accounts for moving first customer shipments to May of 2007. Axiotron's ModBook features Wacom Penabled hardware, the same technology used in Wacom pen tablets and interactive pen displays. The ModBook's Digitizer Pen boasts 133 position updates per second and supports 20x display resolution. The Axiotron ModBook enables users to draw and write directly on the screen, and the handwriting recognition built into Mac OS X Tiger turns hand scribbles into text in every application while providing extended control of the system through gesture recognition. The ModBook is priced at $2,280, and will now ship in May of 2007.

by MacNN Staff




  1. Nirsus

    Joined: Dec 1969


    pressure sensitivity mmm

    512 levels of pressure sensitivity makes this a tempting prospect. I've never understood the appeal of tablet computers the lack of usability for artistic applications like painting and drawing always turned me off. But by using Wacom technology, which is already the best you can get, makes the ModBook a great artist tool. It would be wonderful not to have to carry my big tablet along with my laptop when I go out to the cafe to draw. But in the end I'm not sure I'd spend the extra cash for MacBook performance.

  1. Buran

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Hey, how about a Pro?

    I'd definitely consider buying one if there was a Pro version. For what I do, integrated video is unacceptable. I'd bet that's true for others who manipulate digital images a lot. Yet, all they're using is modified consumer-level laptops.

    Give us a Pro option. Please.

  1. Ken Wallis

    Joined: Dec 1969


    new ModBook

    It seems the ModBook is being revised with a Pro base. My German friend tells me his order has been delayed while Axiotron build to the latest spec. He thinks they will now wait till the next release of the MBP this fall.

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