Want a 13-inch MacBook Pro modded into a touch-screen slate? It'll only cost you $3,499.
Start-up Axiotron shows off its Modbook, a keyboard-free tablet computer that began its life as an Apple MacBook. And yes, it's authorized by Apple.
French multitouch technology company Stantum started with a stock Dell Mini 10 Netbook, removed the screen and keyboard, and rebuilt it with a resistive touch screen--all to demo its touch-display know-how.
The still hypothetical device will be a 10-or-so-inch tablet PC with a full Mac OS X operating system; or it will merely be a larger-screen version of the current iPod Touch.
We're impressed with the engineering behind Axiotron's rebuilt, tabletized MacBook, but the target audience is likely very small, especially since Windows-based convertible tablets do so much more.
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Tablet PCs have been around for years, and there are several touch-screen laptops currently on the market that could easily satisfy your finger-tapping needs.
We're down with the new SD card slots and lower prices, but there are still a few items on our MacBook wish list.
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