Maybe 5 years ago—or at least before the iPad—the unicorn, double rainbow desire for all Mac users was a touchscreen MacBook Pro Tablet. The power of a MacBook Pro combined with OS X, on a touchscreen device. Nice, right? But can you imagine buying one of those 'ModBook Pros' for $3500 now?
It's a pretty powerful system—up to a 2.9 GHz processor, 16GB RAM, all-SSD storage and a 512 pen pressure levels—but that can get even pricier, nearly 5 grand for the maxed out options. The ModBook Pro will ship in mid-November but requires a $500 deposit. Here's what the ModBook Pro folks say about it:
As the only OS X tablet computer of its kind, the Modbook Pro can be ordered to come preinstalled (via OS X's Boot Camp® utility) with Windows 7 as a secondary operating system, or even to boot natively into Windows 7 right out of the box. The dynamic product configurator also allows customers to build out a full desktop setup with up to two standard or Wacom® penenabled large-screen displays, adding a maximum of 5020 by 1600 pixels (two 2560-by-1600-pixel external displays) to the Modbook Pro's built-in 1280 by 800 pixel screen.
I mean, sure it sounds great but does anyone want this anymore?