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Axiotron Modbooks get cheaper

Axiotron Modbooks get cheaper

Axiotron's Modbook has long been the only semi-official way to get an Apple tablet, with the company taking a pre-unibody MacBook and swiftly twisting it into a Wacom-enabled touchscreen slate.  While we loved our review unit, we weren't too keen on the high price; happily OWC - one of Axiotron's official distribution and conversion agents - have announced a slash of both new and conversion pricing.

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Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch reviewed: decent entry-level tablet

Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch reviewed: decent entry-level tablet

Wacom may have only made their new Bamboo tablet range official yesterday, but eagle-eyed early adopters have been picking them up in stores for over a week now.  BestTabletReview have been putting the Bamboo Pen & Touch Fun - which has both an active digitizer stylus for precise control and artwork, and a multitouch layer for recognizing finger-touch and gestures - through its paces, compared to Wacom's well-considered Graphite tablet.

Wacom Bamboo tablets get official: multitouch and pen input

Wacom Bamboo tablets get official: multitouch and pen input

Wacom have finally got around to officially announcing [pdf link] their Bamboo Touch multitouch tablet, a week after at least one person was able to pick one up from their local Best Buy.  The Wacom Bamboo Touch is one of the company's second generation of the Bamboo line, which also includes the Bamboo Pen & Touch, which responds both to a pen stylus (for accuracy) as well as fingers.  The tablet automatically switches between the two modes, depending on whether the user has touched the surface with their finger or if the stylus nib is near.

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Wacom Bamboo Touch multitouch tablet sold early, video reviewed

Wacom Bamboo Touch multitouch tablet sold early, video reviewed

Wacom's upcoming Bamboo Touch multitouch tablet has not only been spotted in the wild, but prematurely bought, unboxed and reviewed, all with no official word from Wacom themselves.  Meanwhile, Wacom's corporate site has confirmed that [pdf link] they've begun mass production of a Windows 7 compatible multitouch panels for notebooks, which can be combined with the company's pen sensor.

Video unboxing and review after the cut

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Green-House Japan LCD graphics tablet takes on Wacom Cintiq

Green-House Japan LCD graphics tablet takes on Wacom Cintiq

Green-House Japan have announced their new graphics-tablet-cum-LCD-display, and unfortunately the one thing we really want to know about the 17-inch device - how it compares, price-wise, to Wacom's Cintiq 12WX or PL-900, both exceedingly expensive - is left unsaid.  What we do know about the GH-PTB17-E is that it has a 1,280 x 1,024 LCD paired with a wireless pen capable of 512 levels of pressure resolution.

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iTab DIY active-digitizer MacBook project

iTab DIY active-digitizer MacBook project

Touchscreen MacBook conversions aren't new, and in fact if you've got the money then we'll be the first to say that the Axiotron ModBook is a great off-the-shelf OS X tablet.  If, though, you don't have the money and you want the accuracy of a Wacom active digitizer, you might have to replicate Wei's iTab project: merging a Wacom Intuos tablet with a first-gen 1.83GHz MacBook.

Video demo after the cut

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Wacom Intuos4 tablets launch: Video Unboxing & Demo

Wacom Intuos4 tablets launch: Video Unboxing & Demo

Wacom's new Intuos4 graphics tablet range has launched on the company's European website, offering a range of four sizes each with 5,080 lpi resolution and 2,048 pressure levels.  As well as pen-input, the new tablets have eight customizable ExpressKeys with OLED displays (six, with no OLED, on the smallest model) to show their current assignment.

Video unboxing and demonstrations after the cut

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Axiotron announces update to Modbook

Axiotron announces update to Modbook

Axiotron, maker of the successful Mac tablet, the Modbook, have just announced an update to their system that really changes the entire thing for the better. This isn't just a miniscule upgrade; rather, it's significant.

Some of the updates affect the system's hardware controller board. This has made for overall improved system performance, better battery life and an improved sleep function. Radio frequency shielding now also improves the digitizer's responsiveness, making it so the tablet is not as susceptible to interference.

The Modbook AnyView LCD panel has also gotten an upgrade by means of a new bonding process and a ForceGlass screen cover that improves contrast ratio. Plus, it now features the QuadCoat process, which protects the top shell with a liquid metallic coating. Apparently, this process was taken from the auto industry and reduces the overall weight down to 5.3 pounds. Other added features include full Bluetooth, improved compatibility with Mac OS X, improved GPS, Autodesk SketchBook software and more. You can get the new and improved Modbook now for $1,299 for just the modification of a MacBook or $2,249 for a MacBook and the modification combined.

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