OWC Transforms Existing Apple Macbooks Into World’S Only Tablet Based Mac With New Modservice

Turnkey Service Provided By OWC Allows Customers To Convert Existing MacBook Into A Modbook Plus Add Additional Performance Upgrades Options

Oct 31, 2008 | Woodstock, IL


Other World Computing (OWC®), a leading Mac and PC technology company, announced today the availability of Modservice, a new service that converts an existing Intel® Core 2 Duo based MacBook® computer into an Axiotron Modbook®, the world’s only Mac-based tablet computer that lets users draw and write directly on the screen. Modservice pre-ordering is available immediately from OWC, with prices starting at $1,299.99 for the turnkey service, which includes a protective shipping box and FedEx air shipping to and from OWC.

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

With the unveiling of Modservice, consumers now have the choice of either buying a new Modbook starting at $2,199.00 directly from OWC -- the exclusive US-based distributor for Modbook, or choosing the “Bring Your Own ‘Book” (BYOB) option and sending OWC their own existing Intel Core 2 Duo MacBook for OWC’s Modservice, starting at $1,299.99. As an Axiotron Authorized System Manufacturer (AASM), OWC is fully certified to convert existing MacBooks into full-featured Modbooks, with all of the same functionality that has earned Modbook numerous awards and accolades.

Add Upgrades for Additional Performance, Capabilities

MacBook owners that want to have their computer converted into a Modbook can also have OWC upgrade the base features of their MacBook for greater performance and capabilities and just pay for the upgrade and no additional service cost. Memory upgrades up to 4.0GB start at $60.00; higher capacity and/or faster internal hard drives up to 500GB start at $99; faster DVD and CD burning can be acquired with a new SuperDrive; and a Hard Drive Data Transfer option is offered so customer data can be backed-up and reloaded after the Modbook conversion is completed. MacBook owners who do not want the Modbook conversion can also send their computer to OWC to have these same performance upgrades installed.

Three Year Extended Warranty Available

Further enhancing the customer-centric focus of Modservice, OWC is offering a full three year warranty option that extends the Modservice conversion one year warranty term. Priced at $349, OWC covers the original MacBook components, any customer selected upgrades installed by OWC at the time of modification, and the tablet components.

For complete details on converting a MacBook into a customized Modbook and to pre-order the 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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