Choosing not to go down the Psystar route and sell its tablet pre-loaded with OS X, Axon will instead let customers hackintosh its Haptic tablet - selling it minus an OS. Load Windows, Linux or even OS X on it.
CrunchGear is claiming they've heard you'll be able to pre-order the Haptic tablet this week. As it's Friday already, they've got three days in my books. Axon told CrunchGear that the tablet will have an LED-backlit LCD measuring 10-inch with 1024x600 pixels, but sadly it'll be resistive. And come with a stylus.
From there, the specs improve - see the list here:
* 1.6GHz Atom N270 (other trims will be available) * 10″ 1024×600 LED-backlit LCD * Resistive touchscreen w/ built-in stylus * 2 200-pin SO-DIMM slots (2GB standard) * 2.5″ HDD bay (320GB standard) * 1.3MP webcam * Wi-Fi (A/B/G/N) * 3G SIM slot (AT&T or Verizon) * Built-in speaker * 3x USB, Headphone, mic, ethernet, VGA ports, card reader * On-screen keyboard and handwriting recognition * Removable battery (3000mAh, ~3hrs) * 0.9kg (just under 2lb)
Here's the real kicker, though: It's expected to cost $US800, or $US750 if you pre-order. Yes, about double the cost of an iPad. True, you'll be able to load it with whichever OS you'd like (it's compatible with Darwin OS, which Axon says "gives you the freedom to run, in addition to Windows and Linux, any* Darwin OS"), but even so, that's a loaaaad of money for the specs. Check out the purported screenshot of the tablet, below. [Axon via CrunchGear]