ModBook – First Fully Functional Mac Tablet Solution Wins Macworld
Magazine, Macsimum News, & PowerPage Awards
January 19, 2007, Woodstock, IL — Other World Computing (OWC)
http://www.macsales.com, a leading Mac and PC technology company,
announced today that it has won 3 Best of Show Awards at Macworld
Expo 2007, held last week in San Francisco. OWC won the awards for
its newly introduced ModBook, the first fully functional,
consumer-ready OS X Mac-based tablet solution.
ModBook Wins Best of Show Awards
Macworld Expo judges and Macworld Magazine editors selected ModBook
from hundreds of exhibitors at Macworld for a Macworld “Best of Show”
Award because they felt the product highlighted the commitment
Macintosh developers have for the platform. “Using a standard version
of OS X and its included Inkwell handwriting recognition software,
the ModBook is an impressive piece of engineering,” said Rob
Griffiths, Senior Editor, Macworld Magazine.
ModBook was also awarded with the 2007 Macsimum Best of Show Award by
Macsimum News, a top-rated Apple, Mac, and iPod online news site. OWC
won the award for having one of the most interesting, coolest
hardware products shown at Macworld 2007.
OWC was also awarded the PowerPage “Best of Show Award” for ModBook
by mobile technology site PowerPage.org, who called the ModBook, “The
Coolest Piece of Hardware at the show.”
About Modbook – The Ultimate On-the-Go Companion
Announced at Macworld January 2007, ModBook is an after-market
enhancement of the Apple MacBook notebook computer, adding true pen
input, a new “anyview” 13.3″ wide screen LCD and an optional Global
Positioning System in a rugged, satin chrome plated magnesium top
shell, while keeping all the powerful features of the MacBook base
system. The ultimate on-the-go companion, the ModBook is perfect for
sales professionals, road warriors, artists, students, and mobile
With the award winning Mac OS X and its built-in Inkwell handwriting
recognition, up to 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, the integrated
iSight camera and the CD/DVD combo drive or optional DVD SuperDrive,
the slate-style ModBook solution is the perfect companion for
applications and situations where a keyboard only gets in the way.
The ModBook solution has special pre-reserve pricing for a limited
time starting at $2,199, which includes the cost of the Apple
MacBook, and is available for pre-order at www.macsales.com/ModBook.
About Macworld Expo & Macworld Magazine
Macworld Conference & Expo is the technology industry’s largest
annual tradeshow dedicated to Apple-related Macintosh computer and
iPod products and accessories. See www.macworldexpo.com for more info.
Twenty years as the Mac product experts make Macworld Magazine the
ultimate resource for Mac professionals and savvy Mac users. Each
issue is packed with practical how-tos, in-depth features, the latest
troubleshooting tips and tricks, industry news, future trends, and
more. For more information, see www.macworld.com.
About Macsimum News
Macsimum News “Your leading Apple News Alternative,” is an online
newspaper about all things Mac, with news, features, reviews,
cartoons, polls and more. The site is the brainchild of Founder and
Chief Macsimizer Dennis Sellers, a newspaper/editor reporter with
over 3,000 magazine, newspaper and online articles to his credit. For
more information, see: http://www.macsimumnews.com.
The PowerPage was founded in December 1995, while owner Jason O’Grady
was troubleshooting a problem with his Apple PowerBook 5300ce and a
Global Village PC card modem. When he found the solution after
several hours of technical support escalation, he decided to post the
solution on a Web site, called “O’Grady’s 5300 Power Page.” The
PowerPage celebrated its 11th anniversary in December 2006. For more
information, see www.powerpage.org.
About Other World Computing (OWC)
Other World Computing (OWC) has been providing quality hardware
products and support to the computer industry since 1988. The
Illinois-based company had revenues exceeding $40 million in 2006.
OWC operates the popular www.MacSales.com e-commerce portal which
features one of the largest online catalogs of computer and iPod
enhancement products, including Mercury, Neptune, and NewerTech
acceleration, storage, and FireWire product lines.
OWC is a Premiere Level Apple Developer Connection member and
provides extensive technical support for Macintosh users around the
world. The company’s management umbrella includes leading Internet
Service Providers www.fastermac.net and www.owc.net and is Chicago’s
leading technology employer as ranked by McHenry County Business
Journal. For more information, see www.otherworldcomputing.com or