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

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    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.

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    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.
    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.

    Article Link: Modbook Pro Gains Pen, SSD, and RAM Upgrades Ahead of Launch
     
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    so expensive! i could buy an ipad and mpbr for that price
     
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    Hmm.... Yea.... I'll just take 2 macbook pro's for the sam price instead.
     
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    $3500? Really? I was wondering when Apple was going to do this "mod" themselves.
     
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    If u had the money its pretty cool tho, might be a tad heavy for a tablet thats what id be more worried about.
     
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    I stopped reading after $3,500. Da f! And people complain about a $329 price...! 3,500 is ridiculous!
     
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    why? i like my ipad but its not a macbook replacement for me. This is both.
     
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    I would love one of these if it was a bit more affordable.
     
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    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. :)
     
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    "You can converge a toaster and a refrigerator, but it won't please anyone" - Tim Cook
     
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    I look at this product as a cintiq on the go with an os that can do anything. For that its the best device. Its not supposed to replace your ipad or mbp.
     
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    i dont agree with that. my wacom digitiser in my phone isnt just for artists
     
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    I think if the Microsoft Surface Pro does well, Apple will go down this path as well...some people like the full OS for what they want
     
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    it wont please EVERYONE would be more accurate
     
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    Except that it's really neither. Too big to be a great tablet, too small to be a great laptop.

    This is for the very narrow segment of the market that needs a digitizer built into a powerful OSx tablet.
     
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    I wasn't aware I'm not allowed to comment on products that interests you. Sorry.
     
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    But you can't buy an iPad with the power of MacBook Pro for any price... well not from Apple. :p
     
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    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.
     

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