No, this is not a rip off. It is due to emerge on the market mid-fall and actually is a 13.3″ Macbook Pro modded into a fully functional Wacom tablet. If you are unfamiliar with Wacom, they are the leading standard for artists, engineers, and designers who utilize its electronic pen to perform a multitude of techniques from touch-ups to illustrations. So Modbook Inc. grew tired of the wait and decided to grab the crow bar and welder’s kit to fuse the two together in one sick-ass design called the Modbook ($TBA). I am pretty sure this piece will approach the mid to upper $2000 mark, but we will have to wait and see for an official msrp.
What really opens me up to this unit is that it may be amazing for DJs and producers, but I have to see some serious testing done, but can you just imagine the possibility of producing a track on Ableton on a bus or a plane or a train or a boat or on a float …? WOW !