Axiotron Modbook: Forgotten future of the Mac
Once upon a time, Axiotron’s Modbook was what the future of the fairer platform might have looked like — the reviews were rave and the MacBook conversion tablet won a Best of Show Award at Macworld 2008. Then came the iPad and the press, not to mention buyers, quickly dried up.
Back in June 2010, a few short months after the original iPad shipped, I wrote that Modbook maker Axiotron’s restructuring was almost complete. Shortly thereafter, the company announced, still citing their near complete rebirth, that a new model, the Modbook Pro, would ship in the first quarter of 2011.
Like most everyone else I forgot about Axiotron. Needless to say, the Modbook Pro never made it to market and the company’s original MacBook conversion tablet has been discontinued.
Did you own a Modbook or know someone that did/does? Sound off in the comments below…