a Mac fanboy.  I'm a tablet/stylus user.  I hardly ever touch my mouse at all.  So when I heard about the Axiotron Modbook - a macbook with a Wacom face, I had to check it out.  On the day it arrived, it appeared to be everything I hoped for.  In the following days, I'd take notes and try to break out of my standard workflow shell.

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I've booted, shut down, slept and done a bunch of stuff to the modbook that might simulate how I might use it (or abuse it) in a real world environment.  

I hate to admit it, but it's held up pretty well.



My hardware is better than your hardware. 

You can't get around it, but the reality is that when the hardware does what it's supposed to do and can perform well when you ask it to, that's what the hardware should be.  It's no fair to make up specs to win the argument though.



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I've always had a keyboard, so there has never been a need to use the Ink Utility that comes with the Mac OS, but since using the modbook - I realize that there is a very good use for it. 

There are some limitations to the application, but it adds a lot of functionality to the modbook which otherwise only has a floating software keyboard.


After a week of using the modbook, I have to say that it's hardly enough time to get out of "play mode".  As I said on Day One of the review, there is definitely a learning curve on the machine.

It's one of those machines that is hard to "test drive" on the showroom floor to make your purchase decision.  If you're already familiar with tablet computers,  you know what to look for - - for the rest of us... IT'S A MAC.

Read the long bit at CREATIVEMAC.com

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modbook days compiled

  By ninjacrayon
They're all here:  Click each day to find the articles for each day.  Day 5 is an overview of the week-long experience with the modbook.

a Mac fanboy.  I'm a tablet/stylus user.  I hardly ever touch my mouse at all.  So when I heard about the Axiotron Modbook - a macbook with a Wacom face, I had to check it out.  On the day it arrived, it appeared to be everything I hoped for.  In the following days, I'd take notes and try to break out of my standard workflow shell.

READ MORE on CreativeMac




I've booted, shut down, slept and done a bunch of stuff to the modbook that might simulate how I might use it (or abuse it) in a real world environment.  

I hate to admit it, but it's held up pretty well.



My hardware is better than your hardware. 

You can't get around it, but the reality is that when the hardware does what it's supposed to do and can perform well when you ask it to, that's what the hardware should be.  It's no fair to make up specs to win the argument though.



clickme


I've always had a keyboard, so there has never been a need to use the Ink Utility that comes with the Mac OS, but since using the modbook - I realize that there is a very good use for it. 

There are some limitations to the application, but it adds a lot of functionality to the modbook which otherwise only has a floating software keyboard.


After a week of using the modbook, I have to say that it's hardly enough time to get out of "play mode".  As I said on Day One of the review, there is definitely a learning curve on the machine.

It's one of those machines that is hard to "test drive" on the showroom floor to make your purchase decision.  If you're already familiar with tablet computers,  you know what to look for - - for the rest of us... IT'S A MAC.


Read the long bit at CREATIVEMAC.com



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