...And Hackintosh for All

Posted by Aharon Etengoff

Hey now! Axon Logic is touting an $800 tablet slate. Yes, that does seem a tad expensive, right? But what if you could run OS X on it?

Well, we suspect that just might change everything.

Sure, Club Cupertino's stringent EULA prohibits the unauthorized installation of OS X on a non-Apple-branded computer.

...And Hackintosh for AllFortunately, the unfazed Axon offers users the choice of loading a number of operating systems on its versatile Haptic tablet, including Linux, Windows, Pure Darwin and yes, the ever elusive Snow Leopard.

"We've installed Darwin (kernel and specific kexts) and a hidden EFI partition. That means you can effortlessly install your favorite Darwin OS, such as Pure Darwin," the company explained on its website.

"Just plug in the DVD or Flash drive, install then reboot. [Yes], Apple's Snow Leopard is a Darwin OS, however the EULA specifically prohibits the installation on a non-Apple-branded computer."



Now, how's that for an OS tease?

But wait, there is more - a lot more. Just check out these sweet hardware specs:

  • A 1.6Ghz Atom N270 
processor
  • 10.1" 1024x600 LED-backlit LCD
  • Resistive touchscreen with stylus 

  • 2GB SO-DIMM RAM slots 

  • 320 GB HDD 

  • 1.3 MP webcam 

  • Wi-Fi and 3G CDMA-Verizon SIM slot
  • 3X USB
  • Integrated speaker, headphone, mic
  • Ethernet
  • VGA ports
  • Card reader
  • 3000mah removable battery
  • Bluetooth 
Weight - 2lbs