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Modbook Newsletter – 2018 wk10

MB_Watch-0306_2018wk10For us Mac users there has never been a time with a more vibrant and diverse ecosystem than today. But with nearly 260 million iPhones and iPads shipped last year (vs. 19 million Macs) most of “our” websites are now chock full with iOS content, with the occasional macOS morsel thrown in.

As the only maker of macOS tablet computer solutions, we have constantly an eye out for all things macOS that are interesting, useful or clever, and moving forward, we’ll be sharing a selection with you in our newsletter.
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Modbook R&D Labs – The Inside Track, Issue No.21

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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 issues pop up, and we initially devised procedures to catch and fix them, and later — beginning with the Modbook Pro — to identify them during development and entirely prevent them from manifesting in any shipped system.
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Modbook R&D Labs – The Inside Track, Issue No.20

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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 pre-production iteration has added improvements over the previous version. Sometimes, when you compare versions you can see the changes taking shape. …read more »

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

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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 C (Rev.C) version of the Pro X, we reviewed feedback gathered from Pro X backers and others, as well as feedback on the current Modbook Pro. One thing came up repeatedly: how to quickly and easily prop up the system for use with the pen? …read more »

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

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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 Apple updates to the Retina-display MacBook Pro models, including the 15.4-inch model that forms the base system of the Modbook Pro X.
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