You might have thought that the Modbook, a converted Macbook to touchsreen computer, was dead but it’s now back and better than ever, as we reported in June. The new Modbook Pro is based off the 2012 Macbook Pro and packs an i5 processor as well as much more. Even better, we now know that it’s available in November, with the official presentation on October 3.
Pricing and ordering details will remain unclear until October 3, when more will be revealed, but it’s good to see that Modbook Inc (formerly Axiotoron) is back to track and on the attack.
From the description:
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.
In addition to the hardware, the Modbook Pro is the first tablet capable of running both Mac and Windows through Bootcamp which is included on the fully featured Mountain Lion system that it runs.
For those unfamiliar with Modbook, the touch screen functionality is added to the screen using Wacom’s technology, which is pen based (so unfortunately, no multitouch!).
The specs meanwhile are indetical to those you would find on a standard Macbook Pro.
If you’re interested in ordering, you can sign up to be alerted when they become available here.