OWC Announces New Upgrades & Accessories For Modbook - World's Only Tablet Based Mac

Custom configure with up to 6.0GB memory, up to 750GB in HD space, Add a Dual Layer & more New orders for custom Modbook solutions now shipping without delay

Dec 16, 2008 | Woodstock, IL


Other World Computing (OWC®), a leading Mac and PC technology company, announced today the availability of new performance upgrade options and same day to 48 hour shipping for the Axiotron Modbook®, the world’s only Mac-based tablet computer that lets users draw and write directly on the screen. OWC is the exclusive US-based distributor for Modbook, as well as being fully certified to convert existing MacBooks® into full-featured Modbooks via the Modservice program.

Upgrades Offer Additional Performance, Capabilities

• Add up to 6.0GB of performance DDR2 memory.

• Up to 500GB 7200RPM performance Serial ATA (SATA) storage in main hard drive bay.
• Up to 250GB of additional capacity can replace standard optical drive for up to 750GB total storage capacity.


Dual Layer SuperDrive with up to 8X DVD-R burn, 2X DVD-DL burn, 3X DVD-RAM, & 24X CD burn.


Available Three Year Extended Warranty covers the original MacBook components, any customer selected upgrades installed by OWC, and the tablet components.

Get your Custom Configured Modbook FAST – New Orders now built, shipped within 24-48 hours

Since being named a Best of Show Macworld Expo award winning product, the Modbook has been a product in high demand. Having secured a larger and more consistent supply of conversion kit components, OWC is now able to ship Modbook orders as fast as same day received. “We’re very pleased to offer Modbooks and their new upgrades with rapid order fulfillment,” said Jennifer Soule, National Sales Manger, OWC. “Now not only can customers get a unique, high performance tablet based Mac, but also one that comes backed by a commitment to high standards of customer satisfaction.”

Buy New Or “Bring Your Own Book” (BYOB) Options

OWC offers consumers a variety of Modbook purchase options. A new Modbook tablet computer starts at $2,249.00 with a base configuration including a 2.1GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 1.0GB memory, 120GB hard drive, and a CDRW+/DVD-ROM Combo Drive. A second Modbook model priced at $2,479 adds a faster 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor 2.0GB of memory, 160GB hard drive, and a SuperDrive Dual-Layer DVD/CD burner. Both models come with a standard one year limited hardware warranty.

Owners of existing Intel Core 2 Duo white or black MacBook computers can select the “Bring Your Own ‘Book” (BYOB) Modservice option and have OWC fully convert their MacBook into a full-featured Modbook with all of the same functionality that has earned Modbook numerous awards and accolades. Modservice prices start at $1,299.99 for the turnkey service, which includes a protective shipping box and FedEx shipping to and from OWC.

For complete details on configuring and ordering a Modbook, or converting an existing MacBook into a customized Modbook via Modservice, 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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