( Mobilemag ) - Turns out that you can have a Apple-powered tablet PC sooner than you think, because the Modbook revealed at MacWorld should be ready to ship starting as soon as next month. The product isn't officially endorsed by the crew in Cupertino, but this is as close to a real Apple tablet PC as you're going to get for a while.
The Other World Computing took a regular Apple MacBook, removed the keyboard and reworked some components to produce this touch-tastic machine. The specs and features can be customized to your liking, including the ability to rock up to 3GB of RAM, a speedy 7200rpm hard drive, and even the possibility of discarding the optical drive in favor of a secondary HDD.
You should know, though, that the Modbook won't come cheap with prices starting at $2,279. A similarly equipped MacBook (without the touchscreen, of course) can be had for probably half that much.