Woz and the Modbook Pro - 15.4" Mac Tablet by Axiotron
Axiotron announced today their new tablet model - the Modbook Pro
, which works with pen AND touch. At 15.4", its "constructed from a unibody Apple Macbook Pro base system," and looks sexy in black.
Specs include up to a 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, a 15.4" WXGA display, NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT graphics card, and the thing is actually thinner
than the MacBook Pro base system - at only 0.93".
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They include Axiotron Quickscript handwriting recognition for writing and notetaking, and a new Synergy Touch technology they've developed which adds full touch support simultaneous to pen usage. Its pre-loaded with OS X of course, but there's also even an option to have a pre-installed partition with Windows Vista Business Edition.
Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder and anti-closed-iPhone spokesman
happens to be on Axiotron's board of advisors, and was here at Macworld today doing a presentation on the Modbook Pro.
At a whopping $4,999, this tablet is not for the light of wallet (you can actually send them your own MacBook Pro, and they will make a Modbook Pro out of it for $3049). The device comes with a 1 year limited hardware warranty.