THIS WEEK'S SPONSOR:

Kolide

Endpoint Security for Teams That Slack - Try Kolide for Free Today!


Axon Haptic Tablet Can Boot Snow Leopard for $800

The Axon Logic Haptic might be the iPad alternative you’re looking for if you’d like to run any flavor of the Darwin OS, which includes OS X.

Axon Logic Hackintosh

Axon Logic Hackintosh

Axon Logic with Snow Leopard

Axon Logic with Snow Leopard

Unfortunately, the capacitive touchscreen is an immediate deal-breaker for me; decent specs and PC quality hardware doesn’t get a rise out of me either. Think of hacking a netbook in half with a battle axe, ripping out the keyboard, then replacing it with a rather shoddy touchscreen. It’s a pretty frankenstein like device, but those who appreciate function over form could still be turned away from the 1.6 GHz Atom N270 processor, or terrible three hour battery (I assume this thing would only last two and half hours of use at most). Maybe I’m being picky, especially when this tablet boasts 2GB of RAM, a 1.3 MP webcam for those video iChats (until FaceTime arrives), all flavors of Wi-Fi, 3 USB ports bundled with an ethernet jack (why!?), headphone and mic connections, and a card reader. It’s even fleshed out with a VGA port, but despite all these miraculous add-ons, I’m still not impressed. You could buy it for $750 to $800, but I’d suggest you actually buy a net-book for $300 at this point.

[Axon Logic via CrunchGear]

Unlock More with Club MacStories

Founded in 2015, Club MacStories has delivered exclusive content every week for over six years.

In that time, members have enjoyed nearly 400 weekly and monthly newsletters packed with more of your favorite MacStories writing as well as Club-only podcasts, eBooks, discounts on apps, icons, and services. Join today, and you’ll get everything new that we publish every week, plus access to our entire archive of back issues and downloadable perks.

The Club expanded in 2021 with Club MacStories+ and Club Premier. Club MacStories+ members enjoy even more exclusive stories, a vibrant Discord community, a rotating roster of app discounts, and more. And, with Club Premier, you get everything we offer at every Club level plus an extended, ad-free version of our podcast AppStories that is delivered early each week in high-bitrate audio.

Choose the Club plan that’s right for you:

  • Club MacStories: Weekly and monthly newsletters via email and the web that are brimming with app collections, tips, automation workflows, longform writing, a Club-only podcast, periodic giveaways, and more;
  • Club MacStories+: Everything that Club MacStories offers, plus exclusive content like Federico’s Automation Academy and John’s Macintosh Desktop Experience, a powerful web app for searching and exploring over 6 years of content and creating custom RSS feeds of Club content, an active Discord community, and a rotating collection of discounts, and more;
  • Club Premier: Everything in from our other plans and AppStories+, an extended version of our flagship podcast that’s delivered early, ad-free, and in high-bitrate audio.