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Modbook introduces the Modbook Pro

Modbook introduces the Modbook ProWho remembers the Modbook? We looked at an early iteration back in 2008, and today the company has introduced the Modbook Pro.

It is a tablet, but the Modbook Pro does not run iOS. It's essentially the hardware of a 13" MacBook Pro inside a tablet case with a touch screen, running OS X. The company notes that the screen uses a Wacom digitizer for "512 levels of pen pressure sensitivity," which it claims is more than any other tablet. As for the screen itself (1280 x 800 pixel resolution), the Modbook says it's "etched" for a paper-like feel.

So what's inside this beast? You'll find a 2.5GHz dual core Intel i5 processor ( 2.9GHz dual core i7), up to 16GB of RAM, a 2.5–inch SATA drive (up to 1TB HDD or up to 960GB SSD), DVD burner, an Intel HD Graphics 4000 chipset, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. On the outside you'll find a Gigabit Ethernet port, one FireWire 800 port, one USB 3.0 port, one Thunderbolt port, one SDXC card slot and one audio line in/out.

The device ships with a digitizer pen, which can be tucked away inside a magnetic "pen garage" when not in use.

The company hopes to ship the Modbook Pro in "fall of 2012," and has promised sales info within the next few weeks.

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