Other World Computing dropped the prices for the Axiotron Modbook by US$500 on Tuesday, substantially lowering the cost for the Mac OS X tablet computer. Pricing for a Modbook now starts at $1,599, and the base price for converting user-supplied MacBooks into tablets was dropped to $649.99, too.
The Axiotron Modbook
The entry level Modbook starts life as Core 2 Duo MacBook, but is disassembled and rebuilt as a tablet-format computer. It includes a 2.13GHz processor, 2GB RAM, a 160GB hard drive, 8x SuperDrive, iSight camera, AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth, a 13.3-inch Wacom Penabled touch sensitive display with stylus, and Mac OS X 10.6. The MacBook's ports are retained, too, including FireWire, USB, mini-DVI, Gigabit Ethernet, and audio jacks.
The Modbook also includes a built-in WAAS-enabled GPS.
Converting user-supplied MacBooks into a Modbook start at $649.99, including FedEx shipping.
Modbooks and Modbook conversions are available at the Mac Sales Web site.