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

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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 sensor board, which both charges the pen and tracks its movements; (b) the sensor controller board, which provides the “brains” for the sensor’s charging and tracking, and connects it all to the computer base system; and of course (c) the pen. …read more »


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Modbook R&D Labs – The Inside Track, Issue No.16

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The team is heading into a short break over the New Year’s weekend, but we wanted to show you a few quick photos first.

Here’s a new peek at the Pro X, this time with fully anodized parts and with its crystal clear Retina display that’s been fired up and running OS X Yosemite! …read more »


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Modbook R&D Labs – The Inside Track, Issue No.15

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There’s been a lot of activity the last two weeks as we finalize our pre-production builds and ramp up for production of the Modbook Pro X.

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We’re excited to be able to give you a first look at the near-final Modbook Pro X (Revision C), fully assembled with integrated UI Panel (some components are still in their raw, non-anodized form)… …read more »


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Modbook R&D Labs – The Inside Track, Issue No.14

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Backers of the Modbook Pro X will be able to have their machine customized before shipment. Let’s get into these options in a little more detail.

One of these custom options is custom laser engraving on the back of the device!

Shown below is the back cover of the Pro X with the standard logo and the base product markings. …read more »


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