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OWC/Axiotron TabletMac - Got an image of it!!!!!
Posted by: dekealer
Date: January 05, 2007 12:04PM
Please don't e-mail me...

This is the most I can offer right now and do so with some risk. This is an early rendering of the OWC/Axiotron 'ModBook' Tablet Mac built off of an Apple MacBook.



A rendering that doesn't do it justice - but it's the only image was able to dig out....

Say what you want. It is not a fake. And it's a pretty darn good renedering of what's under the red.
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Re: OWC/Axiotron TabletMac - Got an image of it!!!!!
Posted by: papercup
Date: January 05, 2007 12:20PM
That appears to be a quick Photoshop comp of the bottom half of a Macbook with a monitor slapped over the keyboard.

Not saying thats not a close approximation of the product, but if I had to create a mock-up quickly, that would be it.
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Re: OWC/Axiotron TabletMac - Got an image of it!!!!!
Posted by: evilrobot
Date: January 05, 2007 12:31PM
Here is a rendering of the PieBook.



It is not a fake either.
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Re: OWC/Axiotron TabletMac - Got an image of it!!!!!
Posted by: Seacrest
Date: January 05, 2007 12:41PM
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evilrobot
Here is a rendering of the PieBook.


I want it.
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Re: OWC/Axiotron TabletMac - Got an image of it!!!!!
Posted by: Rain
Date: January 05, 2007 12:50PM
can i get that ala'mode?



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Re: OWC/Axiotron TabletMac - Got an image of it!!!!!
Posted by: lafinfil
Date: January 05, 2007 12:50PM
and here is Microsofts answer to it



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Re: OWC/Axiotron TabletMac - Got an image of it!!!!!
Posted by: evilrobot
Date: January 05, 2007 12:55PM
lafinfil - that steampunk laptop is freakin' cool.
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Re: OWC/Axiotron TabletMac - Got an image of it!!!!!
Posted by: jdc
Date: January 05, 2007 01:09PM
shouldnt the subject read

Got a (really super fake, looks like a 16 year old did it for macosxrumors) image of it!!!!!

what a joke. id put my money on the pie book rendering looking more realisitc



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Re: OWC/Axiotron TabletMac - Got an image of it!!!!!
Posted by: olnacl
Date: January 05, 2007 01:18PM
Whatever it looks like, I hope it does better than the ill-fated ThinkPad a couple years back.
From: [en.wikipedia.org]
Another effort was Go's tablet computer using Go's Penpoint operating system and manufactured by various hardware makers such as NCR and IBM. IBM's Thinkpad tablet computer was based on Penpoint operating system and used IBM's handwriting recognition. This recognition system was later ported to Microsoft Windows for Pen, and IBM's Pen for OS/2. None of these were commercially successful.



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Re: OWC/Axiotron TabletMac - Got an image of it!!!!!
Posted by: OWC Larry
Date: January 05, 2007 01:42PM
First off, that image being there is of an entirely different conversation. But as the cat is well out of the bag - so be it.

Without confirming or denying any authenticity of the aforementioned and trustingly well intentioned post - i can say it's pretty accurate to what's to be introduced next week.

No picture and certainly not any rendition does the real product justice though. smiling smiley

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Concerning some ill fated tablets of the past.... The reason Apple has not done a purely tablet Mac type product to this point is likely related to the market demand for such an item. When you look at the overall demand for Tablet PCs and then look at the current market share the Mac OS has (which is now really starting to grow - love that!), it's not a product that makes sense for Apple to support just by the unit numbers they could expect to sell.

Having said that - it's the perfect type of niche for OWC and Axiotron to support. There are several very specific target user types for this product who've been waiting years for it too. smiling smiley



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Re: OWC/Axiotron TabletMac - Got an image of it!!!!!
Posted by: Silencio
Date: January 05, 2007 01:52PM
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OWC Larry
Concerning some ill fated tablets of the past.... The reason Apple has not done a purely tablet Mac type product to this point is likely related to the market demand for such an item. When you look at the overall demand for Tablet PCs and then look at the current market share the Mac OS has (which is now really starting to grow - love that!), it's not a product that makes sense for Apple to support just by the unit numbers they could expect to sell.

Steve Jobs said exactly as much back in 2002, according to that one story published yesterday by the ApplePeels guy: [technology.guardian.co.uk]

And yes, it makes sense for a niche market to be served by a niche company. Don't be surprised if Apple moves in after the concept takes off, of course! But by then, hopefully you've made your nice chunk of change.
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Re: OWC/Axiotron TabletMac - Got an image of it!!!!!
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: January 05, 2007 02:41PM
Maybe I can get a pick of Mrs. OWC holding the ModBook, next week.




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Re: OWC/Axiotron TabletMac - Got an image of it!!!!!
Posted by: billb
Date: January 05, 2007 03:28PM
Make sure you get a pic of the modbook. winking smiley
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Re: OWC/Axiotron TabletMac - Got an image of it!!!!!
Posted by: Panopticon
Date: January 05, 2007 05:46PM
Wait a minute. How is that image HOSTED on the forum's server??
source file="[forums.macresource.com];

And check out the user profile:


A leak disguised as a photoshop spoof??
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Re: OWC/Axiotron TabletMac - Got an image of it!!!!!
Posted by: evilrobot
Date: January 05, 2007 06:55PM
good catch, panopticon.

albeit, the piebook would be a surprise. i can't really imagine what other configuration options there realistically are.

the "super-secret-don't-ask-how-i-got-this-photo" game seems a little silly.
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Re: OWC/Axiotron TabletMac - Got an image of it!!!!!
Posted by: OWC Larry
Date: January 05, 2007 11:15PM
We had that checked too - was setup as a signature file. And happy with the MR 'credit' as it certainly helped in any decision to leave it live. win win I guess.



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Re: OWC/Axiotron TabletMac - Got an image of it!!!!!
Posted by: ArtP
Date: January 06, 2007 02:02AM
Wow look at the view count of this thread: 3007.

I am interested in seeing it up close at Macworld next week.

I am still wondering what the price point will be. Probably double that of the current Macbook.
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Re: OWC/Axiotron TabletMac - Got an image of it!!!!!
Posted by: Racer X
Date: January 06, 2007 02:41AM
but to a medical office, if it prevents just a few errors vs doing it old school with paper and pen, and maybe transcribing later, well worth it.
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