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Modbook R&D Labs – The Inside Track, Issue No.21

Hello my fellow Töpferlgucker (?). In recent weeks we encountered a sporadically occurring intermittent technical issue involving the integration of the UIPanel assembly (which includes the pen sensor) with some versions of the most recent MacBook Pro base systems. (The UIPanel assembly has been discussed in previous updates.) Over the years, we have seen similar […]

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Modbook R&D Labs – The Inside Track, Issue No.20

Hello my fellow Töpferlgucker (?). The team is still putting finishing touches on the system’s electronics, cabling, and integration of the pen tablet system. There is also work going on for the rear-mounted Keybars and Keyboard Stand. Examples: adjustments and changes to system Over time as we’ve developed the Pro X, each subsequent prototype or […]

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Modbook R&D Labs – The Inside Track, Issue No.19

Hello my fellow Töpferlgucker (?). Here’s a look at a new accessory for the Pro X, with a feature never before seen on any tablet computer: an integrated industry-standard 1/4-20 UNC screw thread like the ones found on camera tripods. “How do I prop it up?” During the redesign that led to the current Revision […]

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Modbook R&D Labs – The Inside Track, Issue No.18

Hello my fellow Töpferlgucker (?). Work continues on the Modbook Pro X. This includes testing and finalizing parts (e.g., the pen sensor boards discussed in the last update) as well as internal preparations so that we’re able to ramp up quickly once production begins. Potential new base systems We’re keeping a close eye on potential […]

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Modbook R&D Labs – The Inside Track, Issue No.17

Hello my fellow Töpferlgucker (?). As mentioned a few weeks back, there are a series of tests and adjustments we make before we can go full bore into production mode. Making the pen tablet work Here’s a quick behind-the-scenes look at a few of the most critical components of the Pro X: (a) the pen […]

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