OWC Transforms Apple MacBooks into World's Only Tablet Based Mac with New Modservice

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Turnkey Service Provided By OWC Allows Customers To Convert Existing MacBook Into A Modbook Plus Add Additional Performance Upgrades Options

October 31, 2008, Woodstock, IL -- Other World Computing (OWC®) www.macsales.com, a leading Mac and PC technology company, announced today the availability of Modservice, a new service that converts an existing Intel® Core 2 Duo based MacBook® computer into an Axiotron Modbook®, the world’s only Mac-based tablet computer that lets users draw and write directly on the screen. Modservice pre-ordering is available immediately from OWC, with prices starting at $1,299.99 for the turnkey service, which includes a protective shipping box and FedEx air shipping to and from OWC.

“Bring Your Own ‘Book” (BYOB) or Buy New Options

With the unveiling of Modservice, consumers now have the choice of either buying a new Modbook starting at $2,199.00 directly from OWC -- the exclusive US-based distributor for Modbook, or choosing the “Bring Your Own ‘Book” (BYOB) option and sending OWC their own existing Intel Core 2 Duo MacBook for OWC’s Modservice, starting at $1,299.99. As an Axiotron Authorized System Manufacturer (AASM), OWC is fully certified to convert existing MacBooks into full-featured Modbooks, with all of the same functionality that has earned Modbook numerous awards and accolades.

Add Upgrades for Additional Performance, Capabilities

MacBook owners that want to have their computer converted into a Modbook can also have OWC upgrade the base features of their MacBook for greater performance and capabilities and just pay for the upgrade and no additional service cost. Memory upgrades up to 4.0GB start at $60.00; higher capacity and/or faster internal hard drives up to 500GB start at $99; faster DVD and CD burning can be acquired with a new SuperDrive; and a Hard Drive Data Transfer option is offered so customer data can be backed-up and reloaded after the Modbook conversion is completed. MacBook owners who do not want the Modbook conversion can also send their computer to OWC to have these same performance upgrades installed.

Three Year Extended Warranty Available

Further enhancing the customer-centric focus of Modservice, OWC is offering a full three year warranty option that extends the Modservice conversion one year warranty term. Priced at $349, OWC covers the original MacBook components, any customer selected upgrades installed by OWC at the time of modification, and the tablet components.

For complete details on converting a MacBook into a customized Modbook and to pre-order the Modservice, visit: www.macsales.com/modbook

About Other World Computing (OWC)

Other World Computing (OWC) has been providing quality hardware products and support to the computer industry since 1988. The Illinois based company operates the popular e-commerce portal www.MacSales.com, which features one of the largest online catalogs of computer and iPod enhancement products, including Mercury, Neptune, and NewerTech® acceleration, storage, and FireWire® product lines.

OWC is a Premiere Level Apple Developer Connection member and provides extensive US-based technical support for Macintosh users around the world. OWC is also a strategic partner with Axiotron and exclusive US distributor of the award winning Axiotron Modbook.

OWC is the winner of numerous awards, including Computerworld Magazine’s Top Green-IT Companies for 2008, BizRate’s Gold Circle of Excellence for 2008, and the 2008 “Business Champion Award” from McHenry County Economic Development Corporation. The company’s management umbrella includes leading Internet Service Providers www.fastermac.net and www.owc.net and is the leading technology employer as ranked by the McHenry County Business Journal. For more information, see www.otherworldcomputing.com or www.macsales.com.
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