It’s no secret that Apple frowns on companies making their own Mac-compatible computers, but that isn’t stopping Axon Logic from building a tablet computer that can run any Darwin-based operating system, including Mac OS X. The Haptic tablet also supports Windows and Linux, and might be just what some users hoping for a device that more than an iPad but not quite a MacBook are looking for.
The Haptic sports a 1024x600 10-inch resistive touch screen, 2GB RAM that’s user upgradable, a 320GB hard drive, a 1.6GHz Atom processor, multiple USB ports, built-in ethernet and Wi-Fi, VGA out, audio ports, a built-in speaker, a built-in Web camera, and even a 3G SIM card slot. Unlike Apple’s current product lineup, the Haptic’s battery is removable, too.
The Haptic Tablet
While the Haptic won’t replace most people’s laptop or desktop computer, it has the advantage of being very portable, capable of running multiple operating systems, and isn’t limited to third-party apps from a single source, such as Apple’s App Store or the Android Market.
The Haptic will cost US$800, and you’ll have to provide your own copy of Mac OS X or Windows. Brave souls interested in getting in on the Haptic beta test phase can pick one up for $750.
[Thanks to CrunchGear for the heads up.]