The Axon Haptic is a tabula rasa of a tablet. It comes as an empty, OS-less shell, waiting for you to install your choice of operating-system. The hardware of this ten-inch tablet is designed to work with almost any OS, from various Linux flavors through Windows to OS X. Yes, this little baby is hackintosh-ready.
The trick is the EFI bootloader, which is what lets the machine boot into a Darwin OS (of which OS X is the best known example). This is the tricky part of any hackintosh installation, and it essentially tricks the Mac OS into thinking it is running on Apple hardware.
The machine itself is pretty much a stock netbook, only with a resistive touch-screen and in a tablet form-factor. It packs a 1.6-GHz Atom N270 processor, the ten-inch screen, a 320GB hard drive, 2GB RAM, 802.11n Wi-Fi, a webcam, optional Bluetooth and – yes – a stylus. The is also an optional “3G CDMA Verizon SIM slot”, which is odd because CDMA doesn’t use SIMS.
It’s an interesting take, and will presumably fall outside of Apple’s legal reaches if it actually makes it into stores. Then again, maybe there’s no market for this kind of thing. Remember the Psystar “Mac”? That was hardly a runaway success.
The Haptic is available for pre-order now, for an optimistic $750.
Axon Haptic [Axon Logic via CrunchGear]
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