Have you ever looked at your iPad and wished it ran OS X, Apple’s desktop operating system? I have — like when I attempted to use WordPress in mobile Safari. But a Mac-powered tablet is no longer just a dream, thanks to the Modbook Pro. The Modbook Pro comes with all the benefits you get with an iPad, such as a touchscreen and excellent portability, but it runs Mountain Lion. And you can pre-order yours from October 3.
We initially covered the Modbook Pro back in June, when it was first announced. But there have been a few changes to its internals since then.
The 13.3-inch slate is packing all the original hardware from a new MacBook Pro. Basically, the guys behind it tear apart one of Apple’s notebooks, steal its components, and then pack them into a Modbook Pro shell.
That means you can choose between a 2.5GHz Intel Core i5 processor, or a 2.9GHz Intel Core i7 processor, which will be accompanied by up to 2GB of RAM, 64GB of SSD storage (configurable up to 480GB), and an Intel HD Graphics 4000 chipset. It even features a SuperDrive DVD burner, and uses a 60-watt MagSafe power adapter.
Because it’s running OS X, you won’t want to use your fingers to control it all the time. When you need something more precise, you can use the Modbook Pro’s built-in stylus, which uses a “state-of-the-art pen tablet digitizer” from Wacom.
The Modbook Pro looks good, too. Admittedly it’s not quite as pretty as the iPad, but it’s a darn sight sexier than a lot of tablets on today’s market.
If you want to get your hands on one, check out ModbookPro.com on October 3 when pre-orders for the slate go live.