OWC Booth Draws Record Crowd with Axiotron ModBook, the One and Only Mac Tablet

Other World Computing and Axiotron, Inc. debut first ever Mac Tablet solution

Jan 10, 2007 | San Francisco, CA


Following Steve Jobs’ announcement of the AppleTV and iPhone from the Macworld Conference and Expo in San Francisco January 9, Other World Computing and strategic-partner Axiotron™ drew a record-setting crowd at the OWC booth for the public unveiling of the ModBook™, the first ever Mac OS® X tablet computer solution.

“Macworld is known for being the stage for the very best Mac technology advances. Other World Computing is excited by the response to our Axiotron ModBook announcement and unveiling at the show,” said Larry O’Connor, CEO of Other World Computing. “The long awaited Tablet Mac solution is here – and exclusively from Other World Computing.”

The Axiotron 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 an optional Global Positioning System in a tough, satin-finish, chrome-plated magnesium top shell, while keeping all the powerful features of the MacBook base system. With the award winning Mac OS™ X and its built-in Inkwell handwriting recognition, up to 2GHz fast Intel Core 2 Duo processors, the integrated iSight™ camera and the CD/DVD combo drive, the slate-style Axiotron ModBook is the ultimate companion for applications and situations where a keyboard only gets in the way.

The public unveiling of the ModBook drew a crowd of hundreds completely encircling the Other World Computing display booth. It is believed to be the largest Macworld exhibitor draw for a non Apple, Inc. announcement.

The Axiotron ModBook is immediately available for pre-orders in the US and Canada through an exclusive strategic-partnership arrangement between Axiotron and Other World Computing – all through The Axiotron ModBook features WACOM Penabled® hardware for true pen input and is fully compatible with Apple’s Inkwell, a Mac OS X Tiger feature that provides system level handwriting and gesture recognition to all Mac applications. Drawing and writing directly on the screen provides for a uniquely intuitive user experience and its slim, slate-style form factor makes the ModBook the ultimate companion for mobile users, artists, professionals, and students.

The ModBook is also the only portable Mac solution that features an optional built-in Global Positioning System (GPS). The Axiotron ModBook GPS Module was developed in cooperation with GlobalSat Technologies Corporation utilizing the industry leading SiRFstar™ III chipset for shorter first location fix times and improved tracking capabilities.

Axiotron engineers and OWC product specialists will be displaying the Axiotron ModBook for hands-on trials at the Other World Computing booth #S2218 throughout the Macworld Conference & Expo. During Macworld and until January 31st, Other World Computing is offering the complete ModBook base configuration plus the built-in Axiotron GPS Module at a Special Introductory Pre-Reserve Price of $2,199. Visit:

About Axiotron, Inc.
A high-tech solution hardware manufacturing company, Axiotron, Inc. ( is the maker of the ModBook, the one and only tablet Mac solution. Following its unique vision of Customizing Your World, Axiotron is dedicated to the conception and development of intriguing digital lifestyle products, and aspires to become a leading innovator in the high-tech industry. In addition to developing, manufacturing and marketing products for selected markets, Axiotron is offering its product development expertise to those in need of a truly custom product. Founded in January 2005 and privately held, Axiotron is headquartered in El Segundo, California.


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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