Just around five years ago a firm named Axiotron revealed the Modbook, a MacBook which had been converted directly into a tablet that is pen-based by taking the internals from a MacBook that was then converted into a tablet by taking those internals and placing them into a new casing to then yield the one-piece tablet form factor which then became a masterpiece. Then two years later, Axiotron started introducing the Modbook Pro that was based on the concept that was very similar, though many delays in it’s products basically made Axiotron fade away very quickly.
Though, just earlier this year one of the founders of Axiotron had came back with a new company that came along with the same name of Modbook, and today the company has announced the newest generation of Modbook Pro products respectively.
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 components of the Modbook Pro connect through the obvious original MacBook Pro though it’s through one of it’s own two USB 3.0 ports, while the entire assembly is being enclosed in a whole new casing for an OS X-like based tablet solution that is integrated, which also supports Windows 7 of course.
The Modbook Pro is being scheduled to be released in the “earlier fall 2012″ area, while the pricing and the retail partners have yet to be announced of course.