Other World Computing , Exclusive U.s. Distributor For The Modbook, Now Shipping First Modbooks

OWC ships first units of the one and only tablet Mac solution to customers on January 11th

Jan 14, 2008 | San Francisco, CA


Other World Computing (OWC), a leading Mac technology company, announced today that the first Axiotron Modbook™ solutions began shipping to customers Jan. 11.

Modbook, the one and only tablet Mac solution, was named best of Macworld 2007 following the joint OWC/Axiotron introduction of the product on January 9th, 2007. The Modbook is better than ever today, benefiting from the latest, higher performance Apple MacBook base platform - Apple Leopard 10.5 OS - and new Axiotron Modbook Tablet features including standard inclusion of built in GPS.

The Modbook is an after-market hardware modification solution of the Apple® MacBook™ notebook computer, adding true pen input, a new 13.3" wide screen LCD and Global Positioning System in a tough, satin chrome-plated magnesium top shell, while keeping all the powerful features of the MacBook base system. With the award winning Mac OS™ X , built-in Inkwell handwriting recognition, up to 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processors, integrated iSight™ camera, Bluetooth, 802.11n/g/b Wireless, and the CD/DVD combo or Superdrive, the slate-style Axiotron Modbook is the ultimate companion for applications and situations where a keyboard only gets in the way. Perfect for mobile users, artists, students, medical practitioners and other professionals, the Modbook is the perfect fit for on-the-go situations where a desktop computer option is not available or practical.

OWC offers Modbook solutions starting from $2,279 in a base configuration which includes 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 1.0GB Memory, 80GB Hard Drive, CDRW+DVD Combo Drive Apple MacBook with full Modbook tablet conversion, all backed by a 1 year OWC warranty. For $200 More, $2479, customers can move up to the 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor model with SuperDrive Dual-Layer DVD/CD burner and 120GB Hard Drive standard. All systems may be custom configured with up to 4.0GB of DDR2 memory and up to 570GB of internal hard disk space. A standard OWC 1 Year limited warranty is included, with the option of being extended to 3 years.

Axiotron is offering full, hands-on demonstrations of the Modbook in the Axiotron Booth #S-408.Although the product is now shipping, this product has been highly anticipated, with the first orders placed following the product’s announcement at Macworld Expo in January, 2007, and there is a significant pre-order queue now being fulfilled. New orders are being accepted with an estimated ship dates expected around mid-February.

To configure a Modbook customized solution and place an order, visit: . Reseller inquires from Apple Authorized Resellers are welcome. Send inquiries to:


About OWC

Other World Computing (OWC), founded in 1988, is dedicated to helping Mac and PC enthusiasts do more and reach higher. We believe in sustainability – OWC solutions are genuinely built to last, go the distance, and enable users to maximize the technology investment they have already made. OWC's operation provides leadership in business sustainability, with its headquarters among the first in the world awarded LEED Platinum certification. OWC features an award-winning technical support team and an unparalleled library of step-by-step DIY and informational videos. From the home desktop to the enterprise rack, the corporate backup to secure medical data, the recording studio to the motion picture set, and beyond, there should be no compromise. That is why OWC is here.

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