Axon Logic has launched Haptic tablet that will let you run a range of different operating systems, which include, Linux, Windows 7 and even Apple’s Mac OS X. Axon Haptic tablet is apparently designed to be suitable for hackintosh Mac OS X installations.
It comes as an empty, OS-less shell, waiting for you to install your choice of operating-system. The Axon Haptic tablet does in fact have the ability to run Mac OS X, but considering that is a breach of contract and adding Mac OS X by default to non-Apple hardware has been the demise of many a company, Axon “strongly suggests” that you not install the Mac OS wink, wink, nudge, nudge. The hardware inside the tablet sounds like a netbook.
Axon Haptic powered with an Intel Atom N270 processor running at 1.6 GHz, a 10-inch 1024 x 600 screen with resistive touch and a stylus, supports up to 2 GB of RAM, a 1.3 megapixel front-facing webcam for video chat, a 320GB 2.5″ HDD, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Ethernet networking. The unit also sports three USB 2.0 ports, VGA output, a headphone, microphone port, and a memory card reader; folks who want mobile broadband will be pleased to see an option for a 3G CDMA SIM slot that can be used with Verizon’s 3G network.
Other options on this Haptic tablet include external USB DVD drive, a USB Bluetooth dongle, along with a Bluetooth GPS unit, a Bluetooth silicone keyboard for typing and “3G CDMA Verizon SIM slot”, which is odd because CDMA doesn’t use SIMS. The Axon Logic Haptic tablet is available to pre-order for price $750 from Axon Logic.
Specifications Haptic tablet
• 1.6GHz Atom N270
• 10″ 1024×600 LED-backlit LCD
• Resistive touchscreen w/ built-in stylus
• 2 200-pin SO-DIMM slots (2GB standard)
• 2.5″ HDD bay (320GB standard)
• 1.3MP webcam
• Wi-Fi (A/B/G/N)
• 3G SIM slot (AT&T or Verizon)
• Built-in speaker
• 3x USB, Headphone, mic, ethernet, VGA ports, card reader
• On-screen keyboard and handwriting recognition
• Removable battery (3000mAh, ~3hrs)
• 0.9kg (just under 2lb)