Turn your MacBook into a tablet computer

Your MacBook could soon look like this.
Your MacBook could soon look like this.

Apple might not have released a tablet computer yet, but Axiotron is now offering MacBook owners the chance to have their laptop turned into one with its Modservice.

The company has been selling the Modbook - a tablet version of the MacBook - for a while now, but this retrofitting service is new. Axiotron says that it will convert most white Core 2 Duo-based MacBooks, though not the new aluminium ones. The work will be done on a first come, first served basis and begin in late November.

"Customers have been requesting a program like our Modservice," said Andreas E. Haas, Axiotron's CEO. "There is something intrinsically appealing about the idea of taking your computer and turning it into a new and exciting product like the Modbook."

Once your MacBook has been converted, you'll be able to control it with a pen rather than a keyboard and mouse. This could make using music-making applications a whole lot more intuitive.

For more information on the Modservice, check out the Axiotron website. Prices start at $1299.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.