updated 06:30 pm EST, Tue January 6, 2009
Modbook Pro unveiled
Demonstrating at its Macworld booth, Axiotron has launched the Modbook Pro, a new tablet conversion option. The computer is based off of the 15.4-inch unibody MacBook Pro, and thus represents the first Modbook not to be converted from a 13-inch basic MacBook. It uses an aluminum frame with a black luster finish, and is said to support simultaneous pen and finger input.
Internal specifications include a GeForce 9600M GT graphics card, and a Core 2 Duo processor scalable up to 2.8GHz. Storage comes in the form of a 320GB hard disk or a 128GB SSD, and a camera as well as a GPS receiver are built in. Some connections available include Bluetooth, Ethernet, ExpressCard, FireWire 800, Mini DisplayPort and two USB ports.
Other highlights include Quickscript handwriting recognition, and the option of a partitioned Windows Vista install. Prices for the Modbook Pro typically start at $5,000, but a $500 discount is being made during Macworld, and shoppers can have existing MacBook Pros converted for $3,050.