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Gear Lust: Modbook
I was just telling a friend that this is the first time in ages there hasn’t been a piece of shiny that I was lusting after. And then Al came over with his shiny new Modbook and I fell hard.
Al came over with his Modbook last week and I’m absolutely sold on it. Might need a small bluetooth keyboard for some of the work before I got used to using Inkwell, but here’s what I love about it:A really solid screen made of Forceglass, Built-in GPS, Built-in tablet, Optional second and third harddrives (in place of an optical drive). I never use my optical drive, but two more harddrives? That would be amazing. Automated bootable backups to a second internal drive? Who couldn’t love that? A GPS? (Drool…)
Truly sexy. It’s about half a pound heavier than the Macbook, and apart from the fact that the warranty is now covered by Axiotron and not Apple, that’s the one downside I see. And the additional cost – they start at $2,300. But for people who do alot of Photoshop and graphics work, or folks who are already Wacom addicts, this is just exceptionally lust-worthy (in a good way.) With Lightroom 2.0 making use of pen tablet functionality, this has become even more appealing to me.