I stumbled upon this magical thing the other day on the cover of an old magazine, called the ModBook.
I stumbled upon this magical thing the other day on the cover of an old magazine, called the ModBook
. Magical, because it basically takes your MacBook and turns it into a tablet with the parts that are already in your computer. It's hilarious, not because it's ridiculous or seems unreliable — the Modbook actually looks clean and stable — but because the Apple tablet
we've all been waiting for has been sitting under our noses since 2007. 2007!
I had read about it, and put it completely out of my mind since then. Sure, it doesn't have touch-sensitive gestures and a touchscreen keyboard like the Apple tablet is rumored to have, but it comes with the same aesthetics, and more power than we'll be seeing in the real tablet.
The Modbook is perfect for digital artists (like those new Project Runway contestants), or people who live for Photoshop, since it has a sturdy design and tough glass screen. Plus, by modding your MacBook, you'll get GPS (which obviously doesn't come in regular MacBooks), and a digital pen. If you want to mod your own MacBook, you can send it in for a reduced price of $699 (until March 1), or you can get a brand new Modbook (with included 2.13GHz MacBook) for $1,649.