Does Anyone Want a 13-inch Macbook Pro Tablet for $3500 Any More?

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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?

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Dr.Nemmo and his time-travelling submarine

I already have a Galaxy Note 10.1. It costs $499.

Microsoft Surface should be around the same price.

So, no Apple. I think I'll pass.