Back in June we told you that the OS X based Mac tablet dubbed “Modbook” would be making a return almost 5 years after the launch of the original device in 2007. The company recently revealed that the new Modbook Pro will include all SSD storage starting at 64GB, but today preorders for the 13.3-inch Mac tablet officially go live. If you want to get your hands on the device, it’s going to cost you $3,499 for the base 2.5GHz Intel Core i5 configuration. Pricing increases from there for upgrades to a 2.9 Core i7, up to 16GB of RAM, and up to a 480GB SSD. Since the device utilizes a new MacBook Pro for most of its internals, we weren’t expecting tablet competitive pricing. The company will be taking preorders exclusively through its online store and is offering custom configurations and the option to preinstall Windows 7:
Upgrade to 16GB of RAM, a 2.9GHz Intel Core i7, and a 480GB SSD and the price comes to $4,819. That’s without the optional Logitech keyboards, single or dual head display solution, or external storage options.
The company said it expects to ship preorders in mid-November. Unfortunately, it is only making the Modbook Pro available to customers in the U.S. currently. You’ll also have to put down a $500 deposit when you preorder.
Custom configuration options include:
the choice between a 2.5GHz Intel Core i5 or 2.9GHz Intel Core i7 dual-core processor, increased memory up to 16GB and select solid-state drive options with up to 480GB of internal storage. As the only OS X tablet computer of its kind, the Modbook Pro can be ordered to come preinstalled (via OS X’s Boot Camp® utility) with Windows 7 as a secondary operating system, or even to boot natively into Windows 7 right out of the box. The dynamic product configurator also allows customers to build out a full desktop setup with up to two standard or Wacom® penenabled large-screen displays, adding a maximum of 5020 by 1600 pixels (two 2560-by-1600-pixel external displays) to the Modbook Pro’s built-in 1280 by 800 pixel screen.