Axiotron ModBook with built-in WAAS-enabled GPS (Core 2 Duo 2.2GHz review: Axiotron ModBook with built-in WAAS-enabled GPS (Core 2 Duo 2.2GHz

The ModBook ran for 3 hours and 36 minutes on our DVD battery drain test, even though the original MacBook ran for nearly an hour longer with the exact same battery. The difference can be chalked up to the additional components, and it's still an impressive showing.

The ModBook includes an industry-standard one-year parts-and-labor warranty (upgradeable to three years for $349) through its official reseller, Other World Computing. That does not fill us with confidence, as we couldn't find any ModBook-specific tech support information on OWC's Web site (macsales.com), and tech support (via a toll call) is only available 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

Multimedia multitasking test (in seconds)
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Adobe Photoshop CS3 image-processing test (in seconds)
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Apple iTunes encoding test (in seconds)
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DVD battery drain test (in minutes)
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System configurations:

Axiotron Modbook
OS X 10.5.2 Leopard; Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2GHz; 4,096MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 144MB Intel GMA X3100; 120GB Fujitsu 5,400rpm


OS X 10.5.1 Leopard; Intel Core 2 Duo 1.6GHz; 2,048MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 144MB Intel GMA X3100; 80GB Samsung 4,200rpm


OS X 10.5.1 Leopard; Intel Core 2 Duo T7500 2.2GHz; 2,048MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 144MB Intel GMA X3100; 160GB Fujitsu 5,400rpm


OS X 10.5.1 Leopard; Intel Core 2 Duo 2.5GHz; 4,096MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT; 250GB Hitachi 5,400rpm


Windows Vista Home Premium; 2.3GHz AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-66; 2,048MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 64MB NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150; 160GB Hitachi 5,400rpm

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    Axiotron ModBook with built-in WAAS-enabled GPS (Core 2 Duo 2.2GHz, 2GB RAM, 160GB HDD)

    Part Number: CNETMODBOOK2.0GHZB Released: Jan 31, 2008

    This product is available directly from the manufacturer's Web site.

    Quick Specifications See All

    • Release date Jan 31, 2008
    • Resolution 1280 x 800 ( WXGA )
    • Installed Size 2 GB
    • Color Black
    • Weight 5.5 lbs
    • Optical Drive DVD±RW (±R DL) - fixed
    • Graphics Processor Intel GMA X3100 DDR2 SDRAM
    • CPU Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz