The Apple, Inc. Keynote at Macworld Expo left a number of users less than thrilled. While many users salivated at the thought of an Apple phone, it seems that the two-product focused Keynote speech left many users wanting. Snippets of discussions overheard included comments that devout Mac users wanted to see some new Macintosh product announcements. The name change from Apple Computer to Apple, combined with the lack of Mac product announcements, to some, is seen as writing on the wall for the company formerly known as a computer company. Time will tell.
While thousands of people roamed the product aisles, I spent most of my first day in press conferences. My pre-floor assessment of the best of show product goes to OWC’s ModBook. I saw this amazing tablet in action, and it is everything I could have hoped to see.
The short story is that they take a MacBook and remove the screen and replace it with a robust glass 13.3″ wide screen tablet top, and you interact with it using a Wacom pen that hs 256 levels of pressure, including a hover feature. It has an optional GPS system and it just looks amazing. It weighs 5.2 pounds and is only 1.16″ thick. They expect to start shipping in April and prices range from $2279 to $2849.
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