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News ModBook Mac tablet now shipping

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 2 Jan 2008.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    When they invent see-though hands I may be interested, until then I'll stick to my wacom.
     
  3. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    That is rather cool, but rather out of my price range.

    Where can you get a 13" Macbook Pro from? that would be sweet! (having an 8600GT in a 13" laptop :))
     
  4. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    My mistake - it's a modified MacBook, not a MacBook Pro.
     
  5. <A88>

    <A88> Trust the Computer

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    You can argue as to the pros and cons of Vista vs Leopard, but when it comes to tablet functionality, Vista rules the roost. The handwriting recognition is beyond anything I've tried and whilst the Modbook might be a nice piece of hardware, it doesn't compete with something similar like a Motion tablet.

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  6. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    I expect most people going for this kind of thing are doing it as graphics designers, not people who want $2000 notepads.

    Still, I'll be interested to see if Apple releases an official one at Macworld 08 in two weeks, and I'll be laughing my arse off if it's cheaper than this thing. Doubt it would happen, but you never know.
     
  7. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    maybe they will make a tablet pc like the normal ones from HP.....
     
  8. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    There are better (and cheaper) alternatives for that, such as the Wacom Cintiq.
     
  9. sam.g.taylor

    sam.g.taylor Apparently I'm Greg Kinnear

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    Hey - you can disguise it any way you want; when you cut to brass tax it's a Mac, not a PC.
     
  10. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Actually, the new ones use intel hardware so they become PC ;)
     
  11. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    Well yeah, but a Cintiq isn't exactly portable, even if you glued a Mac mini or something to the back. And the 20" Cintiq runs abotu $2k - hardly cheaper as that's just the screen. Of course, you have to compare things to the $1000 12" screen, but it's still hardly comparable. If you could rig up the 12" with a battery you'd be getting there, but it still completely lacks the integration.

    I just figure that the tablet PC would be largely desired by graphics designers, and that it has fairly limited market appeal outside that demographic.


    Re: Mac/PC. They're both personal computers. How would you classify a linux box running on the PPC architecture? What do you think the PC in PPC stands for? Could we drop this nonsense? It's just a different OS. If OS X is Mac and Windows is PC, does Linux quality as TD (torture device)? *ducks*
     
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