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Modbook Tablet Wins Macworld Best of Show

OWC and Axiotron debut first ever Mac-based tablet solution, win Macworld Best of Show Award

Highlighting the stage presentation of the Best of Show Awards at the Macworld Conference and Expo, strategic partners Other World Computing and Axiotron, Inc. were awarded Best of Show for the ModBook, the first ever Mac OS X tablet computer solution.

The Best of Show award for the ModBook was accepted by Lawrence O’Connor, CEO of Other World Computing, and Andreas Haas, President of Axiotron. The Best of Show award for the revolutionary ModBook solution from Axiotron and Other World Computing was presented by Macworld Editorial Director Jason Snell and News Director Jim Dalrymple.

The Axiotron/OWC ModBook solution is an after-market hardware modification solution of the Apple MacBook notebook computer, adding true pen input, a new 13.3″ wide screen LCD and an optional Global Positioning System in a tough, satin chrome plated magnesium top shell, while keeping all the powerful features of the MacBook base system. With the award winning Mac OS X and its built-in Inkwell handwriting recognition, up to 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, the integrated iSight camera and the CD/DVD combo drive or optional DVD SuperDrive, the slate-style ModBook is the ultimate companion for applications and situations where a keyboard only gets in the way.

Other winners at the Macworld awards ceremony include Adobe, Apple, Aspyr Media, Chestnut Hill Sound, IntelliScanner, Parallels, and NEC, before the event concluded with the Best of Show honors for Other World Computing and Axiotron for the ModBook solution.

On Tuesday, the public unveiling of the ModBook solution drew a crowd of hundreds completely encircling the Other World Computing display booth. It is believed to be the largest Macworld exhibitor draw for a non-Apple, Inc. announcement.

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The Axiotron/OWC ModBook solution is immediately available for pre-orders through an exclusive strategic-partnership arrangement between Axiotron and Other World Computing – all through www.macsales.com/modbook.

Axiotron engineers and OWC product specialists will be displaying the Axiotron ModBook solution for hands-on trials at the Other World Computing booth #S2218 throughout the Macworld Conference & Expo. During Macworld and until January 31st, Other World Computing is offering the complete ModBook solution base configuration plus the built-in Axiotron GPS Module at a Special Introductory Pre-Reserve Price of $2,199. Visit: www.macsales.com/modbook

About Other World Computing
Other World Computing (OWC) has been providing quality hardware products and support to the computer universe since 1988. The Illinois-based company had revenues exceeding $40 million USD in 2006. OWC operates the popular www.macsales.com e-commerce portal which features one of the largest online catalogs of computer and iPod enhancement products including Mercury, Neptune, and NewerTech acceleration and FireWire product lines. OWC is a Premiere Level Apple Developer Connection member and provides extensive technical support for Macintosh users around the world. The company management umbrella includes leading Internet Service Providers FasterMac.net and OWC.ne t, and is the area’s leading technology employer as ranked by McHenry County Business Journal.

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