Axon Haptic Tablet Ready for Pre-order; Designed for Mac OS X Installation

August 13, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Axon Logic has lined up its new tablet PC christened Axon Haptic, and it runs Mac OS. The device, designed for ‘hackintosh’ Mac OS X installation, is is expected to be compatible with any Darwin-based OS, such as PureDarwin and Apple OS X, in addition to Windows and Linux. But the company warns about licensing restrictions, in case you are planning to install OS X in anything other than Apple products. The tablet, which is based on an Intel platform, stands out in a crowd by boasting of a hidden EFI partition just waiting to have OS X installed on it.

The device comes with 1.6GHz Atom N270 CPU and 2GB of RAM. It features a 10 inch LED-backlit LCD having a 1024 x 600 resolution. The tablet comes with resistive touchscreen and a 320GB hard drive. It comes equipped with a 1.3 megapixel webcam and a removable 3000mAh battery. Weighing less than 2lb, it has built-in WiFi (802.11 b/g/n) and speaker. It also provides several USB ports, headphone, mic, Ethernet jack, VGA ports and a card reader. It also has On-screen keyboard and handwriting recognition.

The tablet is available for pre-orders and costs $750. But operating systems such as Mac OS X or Windows must be bought separately. Accessories like a CDMA 3G card, USB Bluetooth dongle, and Bluetooth GPS receiver, is also available from Axon.

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