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Modbook Pro Gains Pen, SSD, and RAM Upgrades Ahead of Launch

Back in June, one of the founders of the "Modbook" project to develop an OS X tablet based on the internals of a MacBook, announced that he was bringing back the concept with a new Modbook Pro product scheduled for launch in late 2012.


Pre-orders for the Modbook Pro, which starts at $3499, went live in early October with a launch target of mid-November. With the release timeframe now approaching and Modbook seeing strong customer response, the company has announced upgraded specs for the Modbook Pro, with all pre-order customers receiving a free upgrade to the new base specs. The launch of the Modbook Pro is also now targeted for late this month.
Beginning immediately, we’re doubling the pen pressure levels on the Modbook Pro from 512 to 1,024. At 1,024 levels, the Modbook Pro — which sports a state-of-the-art Wacom Penabled pen tablet digitizer — will now have four times the industry standard of 256 for pen-based tablets!

This dramatic enhancement in pen capability will give Modbook Pro users extraordinarily precise and subtle control of renderings and underscores the Modbook Pro’s usefulness as a portable content-creation platform.
In addition to the improved pen capabilities, the base Modbook Pro will also see a RAM boost from 4 GB to 8 GB and a solid-state drive boost from 64 GB to 120 GB using a faster asynchronous drive.

The Modbook Pro starts at $3499 and can be configured with additional processor, RAM, and storage options.

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22 months ago
Odd comments. This isn't supposed to replace your ipad people. This is for artists who use Wacom drawing tablets. A different market.

Although if someone would just invent a half decent stylist for the Ipad, we might be able to work around this for much cheaper. :-)
Rating: 18 Votes
22 months ago
I stopped reading after $3,500. Da f! And people complain about a $329 price...! 3,500 is ridiculous!
Rating: 12 Votes
22 months ago

That's the dumbest idea ever.


why? i like my ipad but its not a macbook replacement for me. This is both.
Rating: 12 Votes
22 months ago
I would love one of these if it was a bit more affordable.
Rating: 11 Votes
22 months ago

why? i like my ipad but its not a macbook replacement for me. This is both.


"You can converge a toaster and a refrigerator, but it won't please anyone" - Tim Cook
Rating: 8 Votes
22 months ago
so expensive! i could buy an ipad and mpbr for that price
Rating: 7 Votes
22 months ago

Not really sure why they even bother. It never took off even before the iPad and now with the iPad out, there is little that it can do better. At that price they're going to have a very hard time getting buyers. Might be time to just call it quits.


This is a niche product that already has an established customer base. This company probably measures success as hundreds of units sold.
Rating: 6 Votes
22 months ago

"You can converge a toaster and a refrigerator, but it won't please anyone" - Tim Cook


it wont please EVERYONE would be more accurate
Rating: 6 Votes
22 months ago
That's the dumbest idea ever.
Rating: 6 Votes
22 months ago

so expensive! i could buy an ipad and mpbr for that price


But you can't buy an iPad with the power of MacBook Pro for any price... well not from Apple. :p
Rating: 5 Votes

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