Modbook launches Kickstarter campaign for Modbook Pro X

On July 31, 2014


Modbook the company that mods Macbooks into tablets have just started a new Kickstarter campaign with the announcement of a 15-inch ModBook tablet that uses the new Retina MacBooks parts as its guts.

As far back as 2007 the compnay has been tearing apart Apple laptops and converting them into tablets by adding pen input capabilities.

An innovative computer modification product, the Modbook Pro X incorporates the original hardware of a Retina-display Apple MacBook Pro 15.4-inch base system running the OS X 10.10 Yosemite operating system. The expansive drawing and writing surface of the Modbook Pro X has a scratch-resistant ForceGlass screen with paper-emulating texture that covers a crisp, clear 15.4-inch Retina display with a resolution of 2,880 by 1,800 pixels. Users get highly sensitive pen input with 2,048 pen pressure levels and pen tilt and rotate functionality for producing pro-quality creative deliverables.

Check out the video below for more information:

looking at the price though I must say the Modbook Pro X is targeted at a very small population. For most people it will simply be too expensive, however for those who are interested in an OS X-based iPad, it’s a neat idea for future inspiration.