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Modbook Pro to Launch with All Solid-State Architecture

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#2
Is Apple OK with this? Wasn't there this thing about a company releasing computers with OSX and they were shut down or something?
 

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I feel a lawsuit coming. :)
 

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curious to see if they have apples backing or not
 
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#7
^ agreed. Especially considering this could compete with both their notebooks and their iPad
 

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#8
Axiotron started making these back in 2008 before the iPad was out.
The release of the iPad killed the company, but one of its founders revived it as modbook inc.
Interesting. Apple has had plenty of time to sue them.
 
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The thing is apple can't sue because once the consumer has bought the product they are free to modify it as they wish, this is what axiotron does they buy the laptop first then modify it.
 
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#10
You send them a Macbook and they mod it for you, so no reason to be sued by Apple.

But at that price they should use the new pen with higher sensitivy...
 

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The thing is apple can't sue because once the consumer has bought the product they are free to modify it as they wish, this is what axiotron does they buy the laptop first then modify it.
This is basically why Axiotron went belly up.
Why buy a MB PRo and have it converted to a tablet when you can just buy an iPad (or whatever)?
I'm not bashing the company, I hope they do well.
 

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Why buy a MB PRo and have it converted to a tablet when you can just buy an iPad (or whatever)?
Just wanted to point out this thing is quite different from a normal tablet imo. For starters I can run Windows 7 and play Heroes of Might and Magic on it. ;)
 

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#13
You are right, Frick, and I agree that it has it's advantages.
Given that when the company first produced them they were filling a void in the market (no iPad) they did fairly well, but with all the tablet options these days I wonder how well they will do in their niche.
 
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#15
Yeah...wait...what?

That is both to this story itself and also this terrible use of the Ned Stark meme. Simply Lawsuit Is Coming is what you wanted there.

Oh, and "embrace" means hug.
 
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Apple hardware comes with Intel Thunderbolt. This Modbook better come with Thunderbolt. Generally speaking I think that many of those that buy Apple hardware are loyal to the company and wouldn’t want to buy something like this unless it came directly from Apple.
 
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damn, this should of came out when I bought a MacBook Pro back in late 2010
 
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Yeah...wait...what?

That is both to this story itself and also this terrible use of the Ned Stark meme. Simply Lawsuit Is Coming is what you wanted there.

Oh, and "embrace" means hug.
 
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Why!?!?!?
 
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The name stinks of imitation besides also using OSX.
Modbook Pro.
Macbook Pro.

I'm guessing this company has already made an agreement with Apple since they are using OSX.
Hope they have.
 
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The name stinks of imitation besides also using OSX.
Modbook Pro.
Macbook Pro.

I'm guessing this company has already made an agreement with Apple since they are using OSX.
Hope they have.
I believe it has already been stated that they are modding the product that has already been purchased, which is perfectly fine legally.

Also they have had plenty of time to research legal actions, and they are not frugal with their legal actions.
 
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I believe it has already been stated that they are modding the product that has already been purchased, which is perfectly fine legally.

Also they have had plenty of time to research legal actions, and they are not frugal with their legal actions.
Thought so.
With all Apple has done so far i didn't believe a company would go ahead with this venture unless they had all their bases covered with Apple giving the go ahead.
 
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Anyone know how overpriced this will be?
 
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Anyone know how overpriced this will be?
The macbook is already very overpriced (I could buy 2 very powerful laptops and still be under the price of a macbook, with both of the laptops having better performance than the macbook.)