Axiotron's Modbook, an Apple MacBook laptop that has been converted to work as a tablet computer, is coming to the UK.

Computer Warehouse (CW), Apple Authorised Service Provider and Macworld Awards winner will exclusively offer the Modbook in the UK.

The Modbook slate-style tablet enables users to draw, sketch and write directly on the screen, cleverly combining a MacBook laptop with an industry standard Wacom graphics tablet

CW will be doing the conversion work themselves via their own service division, supplying the units with a full one-year warranty, supported by the US company behind the Modbook, Axiotron.

However the Axiotron Modservice, which converts an existing MacBook into a Modbook, won't be offered by CW until the UK market has developed.

"We will not be offering the Modservice initially although this will remain under review as we develop the market for this unique product. Interest from our Pro customers has been high and we see this as a great opportunity to make the market as CW has done so often in the past," said CW.

The Modbook will have a SRP of £1,649 inc VAT. The US price is a comparable $2,249, (equivalent to £1,601.39 before sales tax).

Full details can be found at or by calling CW Business sales team on 0208 400 1234.

Axiotron's award-winning tablet Mac.

Late last year Axiotron significantly updated the Modbook including an upgraded hardware controller board that improves sleep, battery and system performance.

Andreas Haas, president of Axiotron, is a former management level leader with Apple, including serving as Newton Business Unit Manager in Europe, which explored tablet feasibility.

Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple Computer and designer of the pioneering Apple I and Apple II personal computers, is also among Axiotron's Board of Advisors.

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