Can I send my iBook away for...

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by bobsbarricades, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

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    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?
     
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    skyrider007

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    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.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    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?
     
  4. macrumors member

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    what is a modbook?
     
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    skyrider007

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    oh wow that is sweet
     
  7. thread starter macrumors regular

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    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?
     
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    skyrider007

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

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    anbody else have any touchscreen iBook experiences?
     
  10. macrumors 6502

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

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    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
     
  12. thread starter macrumors regular

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    edited - rather what are the waiting times usually for ordering?
     
  13. macrumors 6502

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    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
     
  14. thread starter macrumors regular

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    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
     
  15. macrumors 6502

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    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...
     

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