Crunch gear recently reported on the release of the new Axon Haptic, a 10-inch touch screen tablet device priced approximately at $750 to $800 and capable of running not only both Windows and Linux, but also any Darwin-based operating system, including Mac OS X.
We had some rumors back in April regarding an affordable hackintosh tablet called the Axon Haptic, but now we know that it’s real, you’ll be able to pre-order it this week, and yes, it runs OS X. But installing OS X on anything other than Apple hardware is a breach of the license agreement. So Axon Logic (the company that makes the Haptic) strongly urges you not to do it, though of course they are not responsible for how you use the open-source software available, but everybody thinks it’s a great idea and many would go for doing it.
The approximate weight of the Axon Haptic is said to be around two-pounds, supporting both stylus and finger input, and is powered by a 1.6 GHz Atom processor with 2 GB of RAM and a 320 GB hard drive. The Haptic also includes a 1.3-megapixel webcam, Wi-Fi, and a series of USB, Ethernet, and VGA ports, as well as a card reader. Upgrades like 3G data SIM card and Bluetooth to support Verizon is also said to be available.
Ultimately, of course, it’s up to the user whether this is something for them. However many believe that the OS X runs best on iDevices, and so go for an iPad if its enough, or a MacBook Pro if you need more power.