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bobsbarricades
Jan 29, 2008, 02:25 PM
mass moding to be created into a tablet?

I am wanting something like the OWC ModBook

http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/ModBook

but.... well don't have that kind of dough :)

does anybody do this?



skyrider007
Jan 29, 2008, 02:29 PM
i doubt it even if it's possible the cost will be too high. just get a modbook if that's something you're after.

bobsbarricades
Jan 29, 2008, 02:31 PM
well I have my problems with the modbook - I would like something that could do portrait view instead of ONLY landscape. And I think I would rather get a 500 dollar PC tablet for what I need it for - that's why it would be nice if I could pay for a mod to this guy, ya know?

I know about the itab going under... anyone else?

computergeek
Jan 29, 2008, 02:42 PM
what is a modbook?

skyrider007
Jan 29, 2008, 02:46 PM
what is a modbook?

http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/ModBook

http://www.powerpage.org/images/modbook_love.jpg/modbook_love.jpg

computergeek
Jan 29, 2008, 02:48 PM
oh wow that is sweet

bobsbarricades
Jan 29, 2008, 03:03 PM
ya know - I'm assuming that it can't do portrait because I haven't seen any shots of it in portrait - am I wrong? does anybody know?

skyrider007
Jan 29, 2008, 03:53 PM
ya know - I'm assuming that it can't do portrait because I haven't seen any shots of it in portrait - am I wrong? does anybody know?

just call the modbook guys and ask them. i'm sure all you need is a software tweak to enable the portrait mode.

bobsbarricades
Jan 29, 2008, 05:59 PM
anbody else have any touchscreen iBook experiences?

iRabbit
Jan 29, 2008, 06:43 PM
ya know - I'm assuming that it can't do portrait because I haven't seen any shots of it in portrait - am I wrong? does anybody know?

It doesn't do portrait right now... but Axiotron (the manufacturer) is trying to resolve the issue along with Apple.

bobsbarricades
Jan 29, 2008, 08:08 PM
ya know - ideally i would be able to afford a modbook and a mac pro... but it doesn't seem to be working out that way :P

bobsbarricades
Jan 30, 2008, 07:01 PM
edited - rather what are the waiting times usually for ordering?

iRabbit
Jan 30, 2008, 10:41 PM
edited - rather what are the waiting times usually for ordering?

That a bit of the mystery question right now. I ordered January 8th 2008 and was told it would ship on or before February 5th. It says on OWC's website that new orders will be fulfilled on or before February 22nd.

Problem is, there are still people who pre-ordered LAST YEAR that haven't gotten theirs yet. A guy just posted on my blog that he ordered Jan 7 2007 and it just shipped today. Another guy on the ModBook Google Group ordered in February 2007 and just got his today.

We're trying to establish some kind of timeline, but it's been impossible and both the reseller (OWC) and the manufacturer (Axiotron) are being all hush hush about it. It's very discouraging.

Feel free to check out these links, and the ones in my signature.

http://groups.google.com/group/modbook
http://forum.tabletpcreview.com/forumdisplay.php?f=1033

bobsbarricades
Jan 31, 2008, 08:30 PM
mmmm i can't wait untill there is some sort of standard shipping estimate. I am making my first foray into tablet computing on a cheap pc tablet so that i can decide if I can effectively work in max/msp and logic (i know I'll have to infer on the logic part)

geez I'm so excited about modbook's

iRabbit
Feb 2, 2008, 08:49 PM
mmmm i can't wait untill there is some sort of standard shipping estimate. I am making my first foray into tablet computing on a cheap pc tablet so that i can decide if I can effectively work in max/msp and logic (i know I'll have to infer on the logic part)

geez I'm so excited about modbook's

It's hard to know for sure but OWC is saying they'll be caught up for sure by the end of February. I'll be interested to see if I get mine this week (or at least it ships) as that was the original estimate.

We started a new forum just for ModBooks, so feel free to come by if you like. Address is in my signature...