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Founded Year



Unattributed VC | Alive

Total Raised


Last Raised

$340K | 16 yrs ago

About Axiotron

Axiotron develops and markets unique consumer electronics products including the award-winning Modbook, the one and only tablet Mac.

Headquarters Location

400 Continental Boulevard Sixth Floor

El Segundo, California, 90245,

United States


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Latest Axiotron News

Modbook Pro reaction has "exceeded expectations," to ship in November

Oct 3, 2012

US customers can now preorder the Franken-Mac made into a drawing tablet. The Modbook Pro —the third-party Mac "tablet" created by Axiotron and recently relaunched by Modbook Inc. —will begin shipping to US buyers in November. The company announced on Wednesday that preorders were officially open for the OS X tablet, which can be customized with a Core i7 processor, up to 16GB of RAM, an SSD with up to 480GB of storage, and even a Windows 7 install. While the suggested retail price for the base Modbook Pro seems uncomfortably high at $3,499, Modbook Inc. CEO Andreas Haas says that customer interest is through the roof. "The customer reaction to the Modbook Pro has exceeded our expectations by far. In particular, there has been a huge amount of interest from artists and creative professionals who seem to like our vision for the Modbook Pro [as] the most powerful portable tool to increase their productivity," Haas told Ars. "Because interest has been so much higher than expected, we will be focusing all our energies on ramping up production this fall to reduce wait times for the Modbook Pro as much and as quickly as possible. " The original Modbook was introduced to the public in 2008, but Axiotron quickly found itself mired in capital and economic problems following the collapse of the US financial system that year. The modified MacBook-turned-drawing-tablet largely fell off the radar until this year, when Haas left Axiotron to create his own company so he could continue to fulfill his dream of creating the Modbook Pro. The 2012 device shares the same concept as the 2008 version, but Haas' new company made a number of modifications to the original physical design to be more tightly integrated—in addition to being easier for artists to use. "I wanted to make a pen-based Mac ever since I worked at Apple. I remember there was a test device, and Andy Warhol had an opportunity to look at it, and he just loved it. That's what I wanted to do," Haas told Ars in June this year. "The pen went to the Newton, and then that went away. I wanted to bring back this device for artists because of how I saw Andy using it. And once the Modbook came out, we started hearing from people who use it in the same way. " The day has finally arrived for interested buyers to begin ordering their Modbook Pros, though the devices won't begin shipping to US customers until "mid-November. " Haas also warned that the company anticipates demand will exceed the Modbook's production capacity, meaning that the lead time for fulfilling Modbook Pro orders may extend into December and beyond. "We've tried to make the order process as fair as possible: first come, first served," Haas told Ars on Wednesday. "Those who order the earliest will be the first to get their Modbook Pro beginning in November. We will also provide progress updates to our customers during the build process of their individual Modbook Pro systems so they can plan accordingly. " What about non-US customers? The company says it hopes to bring the new product to the US market first before tackling "the challenges posed by the international marketplace. " That doesn't mean an international rollout isn't in the cards, though—Haas says there will be more information for customers outside the US in the coming months. If you're still wondering why someone would spend $3,500+ on a modified Mac with a drawing screen over, say, an iPad, Haas has an answer for that. He told us in June that he sees the two products as existing in parallel markets, with current iPhone and iPad users being "future Modbook Pro users. " In addition to being much larger, with a larger drawing area, the Modbook Pro has a lot more horsepower—not to mention a lot more RAM—which is beneficial to creative professionals. "Almost everyone has an iPad or iPhone. I wouldn't want to live without it. But as a company, we are looking at a very distinct niche. The creative industry does not have a product that meets their need to draw on a real computer's screen and have it be portable," he said. "It's just not out there. "

Axiotron Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Axiotron founded?

    Axiotron was founded in 2005.

  • Where is Axiotron's headquarters?

    Axiotron's headquarters is located at 400 Continental Boulevard, El Segundo.

  • What is Axiotron's latest funding round?

    Axiotron's latest funding round is Unattributed VC.

  • How much did Axiotron raise?

    Axiotron raised a total of $340K.

  • Who are the investors of Axiotron?

    Investors of Axiotron include NuFund Venture Group.

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