It’s been a long time since I’ve heard the name AxioTron. Back in 2007, the company created a unique modified MacBook called the ModBook – a full OS X based tablet computer (several years before the iPad!). Well, I’ve got two words for you: They’re back!
The company this morning announced a new ModBook Pro conversion kit, using the new 13-inch MacBook Pro as its base. From the website (via The Verge):
Built from a unique enclosure conversion kit, the Modbook Pro incorporates and completely encases the original hardware of a new Apple® MacBook® Pro 13.3-inch base system. Its Wacom® digitizer delivers 512 levels of pen pressure sensitivity — more than any other tablet computer on the market. And its ForceGlass™ screen provides an etched, paper-emulating drawing surface.
The result is a sleek tablet computer run by a powerful Mac base system, with a highly sensitive pen interface and a natural drawing surface, all fused into one device you can take with you and use anywhere.
The custom tablet is expected to get 7 hours of battery life, and will be available early this fall. No word has been given on pricing so far – but if the previous ModBooks are any indication, you can expect to pay a pretty penny to get your hands on one!
For more information, check out the official press release, or the new ModBook Pro website!