‘Modbook Pro X’ turns your 15-inch Retina MacBook into a powerful tablet

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Folks longing for a more powerful Apple tablet may want to checkout the new Pro X project from long-time MacBook-modifier Modbook. The company has taken to Kickstarter to market its latest creation—a 15.4″ quad-core tablet with Retina display that runs Mac OS X.

The Modbook Pro X will be available in a number of configurations, based on the new Retina MacBook Pros Apple unveiled just this week. Packages can include a processor as fast as Intel’s 2.8GHz Haswell chip, up to 32GB of RAM, and up to 2 terabytes of flash storage…

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Each Modbook features a flush-mounted ForceGlass screen with paper-emulating texture, and a crisp 15.4-inch Retina display with a resolution of 2880 x 1800. It’s built to be extremely accurate with a stylus with 2,048 pen pressure levels, and features like pen tilt and rotate.

Users will get the full OS X experience on the Pro X, which currently ships with Mavericks. It offers tons of connectivity options including Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, two USB 3 ports, one SDXC slot, one HDMI port and two Thunderbolt 2 ports, and even supports external monitors.

If you’re interested in a Modbook, you have a few options. You can send in your late 2013, mid 2014, or newer Retina MacBook and let them transform it starting at $1,999, or you can purchase a complete system starting at $3,999. Stylus and other accessories do cost extra.

As of right now, Modbook’s Kickstarter campaign has only garnered $10,000 of its $150,000 goal, but it’s just the first day. If you’d like to support the project without putting up money for a Modbook, you can chip in $59 for a Stylus, or $139 for a 750GB external hard drive.