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Modbook Pro Gets Double the Pen Pressure, Solid-State Drive and Memory

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Creative technologies developer Modbook Inc. today announced it is doubling the pen pressure sensitivity levels on the Modbook Pro, the company's one-of-a-kind Mac-based pen tablet computer for the creative community. The solid-state drive (SSD) capacity and random-access memory (RAM) in the base configuration of the Modbook Pro are also being doubled. This substantial improvement in the Modbook Pro's specifications comes at no additional cost to customers — the manufacturer's suggested retail price of the Modbook Pro remains unchanged at $3,499.

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another great product that apple will undoubtedly try and kill.
 
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That PR is clearly written for people who don't know sh*t about hardware.

Seems right...
 
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another great product that apple will undoubtedly try and kill.
Lol, it's a $3500 tablet and you're going to blame Apple for trying to remove it from the market? Third party makes it and you hate on Apple. Apple makes it and guess what, you'd probably hate on Apple.
 
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$3500 and HD4000 graphics!

If I wanted to waste money, I would buy a high-end laptop with a GTX 670, and light the rest of the $2500 on fire.
 
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$3500 and HD4000 graphics!

If I wanted to waste money, I would buy a high-end laptop with a GTX 670, and light the rest of the $2500 on fire.
But Apple didn't make it so it's okay. Price is good, product is good, support is good, etc.
 

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So what is this? a tablet with notebook grade hardware running iOS?
 
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damn, $3500 just for that?
 

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So what is this? a tablet with notebook grade hardware running iOS?
And a proper display for drawing. That alone adds tons of money to an already expensive platform, plus they rebuild the entire thing.

I like the Modbooks. They're not for me though.. I want to hear what Mailman thinks.
 
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And a proper display for drawing. That alone adds tons of money to an already expensive platform, plus they rebuild the entire thing.

I like the Modbooks. They're not for me though.. I want to hear what Mailman thinks.
The sensitivity is super nice given what they are doing. I could work off that if needed. My current Wacom comes in at 2048 so this thing is getting close to professional grade. I wouldn't want to work TONS off of it as I'm used to 2048 now. lol

However this line right here is BS....

With 1,024 pen pressure levels, the Modbook Pro offers four times the sensitivity of the industry standard of 256 levels employed by the other tablet computers on the market.
That was industry standard YEARS ago. Not anymore. Like 10 years ago.....maybe even longer? :laugh:
 
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I thought 512 and even 1,024 levels were widely available 4-5 years ago?
The $75 Wacom Bamboo Fun I was given around that time has 512 levels, and even their budget tablets now come with 1,024 at least.
 
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We should get a round up review of all these variants of slate notebook tablets. I'd like to see this compared with Fujitsu's offerings along with others. (I can only think of Fujitsu off the top of my head for making slate notebook tablets like the modbook.)

IMO it would be more attractive at $2500-$2800 not $3500, but I suppose there aren't too many competitors which probably explains the high price.
 
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My Galaxy Note 10.1 has also a 1,024 presure point pen and costs $550. For $3,500 that thing should teleport you wherever you like. Well I'm not a designer so I don't appreciate that kind of stuff nor I know the real value.
 
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3500$?!? You kidding me? You can easily buy a 5 years old car with that money!!!!!!
 

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I thought 512 and even 1,024 levels were widely available 4-5 years ago?
The $75 Wacom Bamboo Fun I was given around that time has 512 levels, and even their budget tablets now come with 1,024 at least.
I assume there's more difference between them than pressure levels. I assume, as the costs are different.

3500$?!? You kidding me? You can easily buy a 5 years old car with that money!!!!!!
So?
 

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This is expensive because they have to buy the Macbook before modding it.

Yeah, it's too expensive for my blood, but it's the only way to get OS X on a tablet straight out of the box without using a hacked version.

I'd like to see them with the new Retina displays. 2560x1600 in a 13" tablet? Yes please.
 
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This is expensive because they have to buy the Macbook before modding it.

Yeah, it's too expensive for my blood, but it's the only way to get OS X on a tablet straight out of the box without using a hacked version.

I'd like to see them with the new Retina displays. 2560x1600 in a 13" tablet? Yes please.
Now that would be awesome, and well worth the price imo. Nothing, as far as I know, would be close to it in competition.