OWC Announces Instant Rebates For Modbook, The World's Only Tablet Based Mac, And Macbook To Modbook Modservice Conversion

$100 Instant Rebate Available On Write & Draw Modbook 13.3" $150 Instant Rebate Available On MacBook 13.3" White or Black Modservice “Declassified” video gives rare, behind-the-scenes view of complete assembly process

Feb 27, 2009 | Woodstock, IL


Other World Computing (OWC®), a leading Mac and PC technology company, today announced two instant rebates, on the purchase of an Axiotron Modbook®, the world’s only Mac-based tablet computer that lets users draw and write directly on the screen, and Modservice™, a service that converts an existing Intel® Core Duo based MacBook® computer into a Modbook. With the $100 instant rebate applied, the Modbook 13.3" model is priced at $2,139.00 and the Modservice $150 instant rebate reduces the conversion service cost to $1,149.00.

OWC – The Single Source For Buy New or “Bring Your Own “Book” (BYOB) Options

OWC is the exclusive US-based distributor of the Axiotron Modbook, as well as being an Axiotron Authorized System Manufacturer (AASM), and fully certified to convert existing MacBooks into full-featured Modbooks with all of the same functionality that has earned Modbook numerous awards and accolades.

Custom Configure With Upgrades, Extended Warranty

The Axiotron Modbook solution, starting from $2139 (including instant rebate), is available equipped with up to a Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz processor, Intel X3100 or Nvidia 9400M video chipset, up to 6GB of memory, up to 750GB of internal hard drive capacity, and a 8X Dual-Layer SuperDrive.

For those who already own an Apple MacBook “White” or “Black” Core Duo or Core 2 Duo Model, for $1149 (including instant rebate), OWC provides Modservice which converts the existing MacBook into a full-fledged Modbook solution. Included in the Modservice price from OWC is a protective shipping box for the MacBook and both pickup and return delivery services via Federal Express. In addition to the tablet conversion, OWC customers can further choose to upgrade their solution with options of up to 6GB of memory starting from $39, faster and higher capacity hard drives up to 500GB from $65, and faster DVD and CD burning with an 8X Dual-Layer SuperDrive. Data transfer options are also offered so customer data can be backed-up and reloaded after the Modbook conversion is completed.

Both the new Modbook and Modservice offerings are backed by a One Year Warranty, which can be optionally extended to a full Three-Year Warranty for an additional $349.00. The Extended Warranty covers the original MacBook components; any customer-selected upgrades installed by OWC at the time of modification, and the tablet components.

“Declassified” Video Shows Entire Modservice Assembly Process

Because of the unique status of the Modbook being the only Mac-based tablet computer available and the proprietary process of Modservice, detailed production information wasn’t available to the general public until OWC recently declassified assembly video footage taken in its engineering labs. To learn the previously closely guarded process on how the conversion process is performed, visit:

To order a Modbook or the Modservice to convert an existing MacBook into Modbook, visit:



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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