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The Modbook Pro Is The Apple Tablet You Never Knew You Wanted


I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking that Apple only made one tablet. And you’re right, it does. But this is the Apple-powered tablet I want: the ModBook Pro.

The ModBook Pro sees its creator, ModBook Inc, hack up a 13-inch MacBook Pro to support an integrated touchscreen and Wacom digitiser pen for all you creative types wanting power on the go.

It supports a native 1200×800 resolution and runs, from the looks of things, Mac OS X Lion with future support for Mountain Lion and Windows 8 dual-booting.

Here’s the specification from Modbook Inc:

The Modbook Pro’s configurable base system includes a 2.5GHz dual core Intel Core i5 processor or 2.9GHz dual core Intel Core i7 processor, up to 16GB of RAM, a 2.5–inch SATA drive (up to 1TB HDD or up to 960GB SSD), an 8X SuperDrive DVD burner, an Intel HD Graphics 4000 chipset, 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 wireless connectivity capability, a built-in 63.5-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery and a 60W MagSafe power adapter.1

Alongside the MagSafe power port, the Modbook Pro’s base system has one Gigabit Ethernet port, one FireWire 800 port, one USB 3.0 port, one Thunderbolt port, one SDXC card slot and one audio line in/out.

Pricing and availability aren’t out yet, but if it’s priced around the same as the 13-inch MacBook Pro at $1349 it’ll be a steal for graphic designers and sketch enthusiasts.

Add this to the “do want” pile. [Modbook Inc via The Awesomer]

Image: Modbook Inc


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