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alebar14
Dec 26, 2007, 10:15 PM
http://jkontherun.blogs.com/jkontherun/2007/12/modbook--soon-t.html

kajitox
Dec 26, 2007, 10:15 PM
http://jkontherun.blogs.com/jkontherun/2007/12/modbook--soon-t.html

Pity that they're finally releasing them right when people start to get serious about the ultra-thin rumors.

psychofreak
Dec 26, 2007, 10:16 PM
They'll be very unfortunate if a multitouch Mac comes at MWSF...if only they had released this months ago...

MacBytes
Dec 27, 2007, 11:30 PM
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Category: 3rd Party Hardware
Link: OWC: ModBook will ship Jan 8 (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20071228003011)
Description:: OWC offers some details on product availability

Posted on MacBytes.com (http://www.macbytes.com)
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Mudbug
Dec 27, 2007, 11:31 PM
Yeah. Right. MmmmmHmmmmm.

/will believe it when I see it

chubad
Dec 28, 2007, 08:47 PM
What a joke. Can you imagine being one of the people who placed an order at the last Macworld?! Now that apple is coming out with an ultra-portable tablet this thing is toast. Cancel your order if you can.:(

jnc
Dec 28, 2007, 09:08 PM
What a joke. Can you imagine being one of the people who placed an order at the last Macworld?! Now that apple is coming out with an ultra-portable tablet this thing is toast. Cancel your order if you can.:(

Ultra... portable... tablet??? :confused: Guess that 13" MBP rumour mutated into this with the aid of fanboy mouth-froth...

If Apple has the balls to release such a pointless device after JUST introducing the iPhone and iPt, then I have the balls to eat my own hands to make sure I never use it even accidentally.

Quote me on that one! I'll let you film.

taylorwilsdon
Dec 28, 2007, 11:06 PM
I can't believe anyone would actually wait this long. OWC dicked everyone around, floating ship dates for months. I would have charged back the order months ago...

chatin
Dec 29, 2007, 10:17 PM
I remember when the Mac Pro hit, these guys were charging double what everyone else was for memory. They seem to be trying to fill a fanboi niche what doesn't need fillin. :p

solvs
Dec 30, 2007, 02:30 AM
It looked neat when they showed it off, but the price and the stylus killed it for me. That, and it wasn't shipping til April or so. Here it is already almost MW 08 and they still haven't shipped it. I have an iPhone and a MBP now. I don't need one of these anymore.

It's too bad, I like OWC otherwise. Axitron screwed them. Or they screwed themselves. If Apple does release a new, smaller MBP, this is pretty much done.

awmazz
Jan 4, 2008, 06:10 AM
I don't understand the comparison to an ultra-thin laptop or a tablet Mac.

Pen input and 512 level Wacom pressure sensitivity places the Modbook into a totally different category. For artists.

Being able to tap or scroll on the screen with your fingers doesn't even compare.

iRabbit
Jan 10, 2008, 12:28 PM
I don't understand the comparison to an ultra-thin laptop or a tablet Mac.

Pen input and 512 level Wacom pressure sensitivity places the Modbook into a totally different category. For artists.

Being able to tap or scroll on the screen with your fingers doesn't even compare.

I completely agree. Having an iPhone myself, I could never use the finger-pointing multi-touch method to draw something. But you have to understand why pressure sensitivity and resolution are important on a touch device before you see the true benefits of the Modbook.

To me, and ultra-portable touch-driven laptop is useful for a whole different purpose... and the release of one wouldn't make me cancel my Modbook order ;)

waterskier2007
Jan 10, 2008, 02:44 PM
one way i know this is bs

"**WAAS Enabled GPS (formally a $99 option) now STANDARD Built-In!**"

should be formerly*

iRabbit
Jan 10, 2008, 05:18 PM
one way i know this is bs

"**WAAS Enabled GPS (formally a $99 option) now STANDARD Built-In!**"

should be formerly*

LOL... I've seen CEO's make much worse typos than that.
It's not BS. It's a real product. Do a search on "Modbook" at youtube and you can see demo videos (http://youtube.com/watch?v=YN_e_Y1oIp8) from last years Macworld. They just started shipping this month.

waterskier2007
Jan 10, 2008, 05:28 PM
LOL... I've seen CEO's make much worse typos than that.
It's not BS. It's a real product. Do a search on "Modbook" at youtube and you can see demo videos (http://youtube.com/watch?v=YN_e_Y1oIp8) from last years Macworld. They just started shipping this month.

yeah i know it was kind of a joke, people make mistakes

thechidz
Jan 13, 2008, 11:34 PM
the more I think about it the more I can really see the use of a modbook for me as a musician and music teacher. It would be sooo hany to just be able to make notes to music scores and such with a pen on a modbook and I think it would be great for composing. It would be really cool to intergrate it with sibellious or finale:cool:

awmazz
Jan 15, 2008, 06:28 PM
12" laptops, 17" laptops, white laptops, silver laptops, fat laptops, thin laptops...

Don't want a laptop.

I'm disappointed with MacWorld 08. Apple dropped the ball that was thrown to them which drew the most crowds at MW07.

Ironically, the only way I can get what I want now is to actually buy a laptop defacto from Apple anyway and have it modded. So add another 'successful' laptop sale to Apple's laptop figures. Except it won't be a laptop. I'm giving my several thousand dollars to OWC and Axiotron for a Modbook as soon as I see a confirmed shipped example in action next week.

iRabbit
Jan 21, 2008, 01:29 AM
Ironically, the only way I can get what I want now is to actually buy a laptop defacto from Apple anyway and have it modded. So add another 'successful' laptop sale to Apple's laptop figures. Except it won't be a laptop. I'm giving my several thousand dollars to OWC and Axiotron for a Modbook as soon as I see a confirmed shipped example in action next week.

I ordered one on the 8th... in my desperate search to find more info I did find someone who has received their order, and who is posting about it on TabletPCReview.com. I posted about it in my blog (http://www.modbookart.com) if you're interested. He sent me a picture of his modbook and he also posted pictures of it on TabletPCReview... pictures with his son holding it, pictures of accessories he bought, his first drawing, etc. Links are all in my blog.

Looks like there's light at the end of the tunnel for those of us waiting to get our hands on a ModBook!