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OWC lowers ModBook, Quickview pricing

updated 01:10 pm EST, Fri January 26, 2007

OWC drops ModBook price

Other World Computing (OWC) has lowered the prices on its new Axiotron ModBook Mac OS X tablet solution, as well as its Maxtor Quickview 500GB SATA I/II 3.0G hard drive and its Mercury On-The-Go portable solutions. OWC is offering the Mac tablet at $2,200 for a limited time until February 1st with a free GPS (Global Positioning Satellite) receiver, a one-year OWC warranty, and free delivery in the U.S. The company's Maxtor Quickview 500 GB SATA I/II 3.0G Hard Drive is available for $135 boasting a 7200RPM A/V class drive with a 16MB buffer and a five-year warranty. Additionally, OWC is offering its Mercury On-The-Go portable FireWire 400/USB 2.0 hard drives with up to 200GB of storage space at discounted rates. Mercury On-The-Go drives are priced at $115 (40GB), $125 (60GB 5400RPM), $130 (80GB 5400RPM), $150 (60GB 7200RPM), $150 (100GB 5400RPM), $150 (120GB 5400RPM), $170 (80GB 7200RPM), $200 (100GB 7200RPM), and $220 (160GB 5400RPM). [corrected]

by MacNN Staff





  1. GORDYmac

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Lowering the price, and it hasn't even shipped yet?

    I guess Apple knew what they were doing after all.

  1. FastAMX79

    Joined: Dec 1969


    lower price...

    means no one wants it (i highly doubt manufactures cost already went down on it). I know a lot of people say that want a tablet pc, but in reality, it seems like it is more of a novelty than anything else. Maybe there are a few who 'need' one but the demand is not great.

    I'm sure apple did a lot of research on that idea and found it's not worth it. The modbook will soon prove it.

  1. boazh

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Not lower....

    "...OWC has lowered the prices on its new Axiotron ModBook Mac OS X tablet solution" Their website doesn't reflect a change. I preorder mine when it came out...I'm still waiting for the email as promised to select the model I want. Is this real??

  1. ibugv4

    Joined: Dec 1969


    I can list a few

    Uses for a tablet:

    Field data collection (Medical, Construction, Food Prep/Testing/Inspection, etc) Art (graphic design, etc) GPS (in car nav most likely) College notebook (take notes, write reports and sketch in one device)

    A tablet should be smaller. the size of a sheet of paper or less, if Apple does give us a tablet (OS X on a Chip in iPhone and the talk of flash based HDDs means it's possible we'll see one) it will be tiny, thing and need a host Mac or PC to likely get software sent to it, unless you connect up a USB CD drive to it. I can see it, and I think there is a larger market for it than many give credit.

  1. hayesk

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: i can list a few

    It should be smaller? Like the the size of a VCR tape, for example?

    That is called the Newton. I think they're still available on eBay. ;-)

  1. misterdna

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Great Deal...

    This is a very good value for people WHO CAN BENEFIT from a table (see ibugv4's list). I recently paid $2500 for Wacom's 21" monitor/tablet, and it isn't portable, nor does it include a computer. There are trade-offs, but in some ways I wish I would have waited and purchased this instead.

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