The Modbook Pro tablet is what we’d get if we took a MacBook Pro, flipped it far back enough to touch the base and removed the keyboard. Well, almost. This is not the first time we’re seeing something like this. Back in 2007, Axiotron unveiled the very first Modbook at the MacWorld.
The tablet essentially uses some of the actual hardware on the 13.3-inch MacBook Pro sipping on OS X Mountain Lion. Additionally, it incorporates a 13.3-inch, 1280 x 800p ForceGlass touchscreen that accepts pen input technology. This is the part where Wacom steps in to offer 521 levels of pen pressure sensitivity.
“We can’t wait to get the Modbook Pro into the hands of the users we developed it for,” explained Andreas E. Haas, Modbook’s chief executive officer and chief technology officer. “In terms of its design and engineering, the Modbook Pro is not an incremental step but a leaps-and-bounds advance over the Modbook. Its sheer power makes it a lot of fun to use.”
The slate can accommodate Windows 7 too, providing Boot Camp comes into play here. Apart from that, the key specs cover a 2.5GHz dual core Intel Core i5 or 2.9GHz dual core Intel Core i7 CPU, up to 16GB RAM, an 8x SuperDrive DVD burner and Intel HD Graphics 4000. There’s also Wi-Fi 802.11, up to 1TB HDD or 960GB SSD storage, Bluetooth 4.0, MagSafe charging, USB 3.0, Thunderbolt and so on.
At present, there’s nothing on the Modbook Pro price and release date details. All we know is that it will be shipping in late fall. The official sales partners and price information is expected to surface within a few weeks.