Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 21
  1. #1
    ModBook worth it?
    Leet Sher's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 07, 2009
    Location
    Watching your every move...
    Posts
    21
    Specs:
    MacBook5,2;2.0 Ghz Core 2 Duo;120 GB HDD;2 GB RAM
    Question ModBook worth it?
    Hey, I have a MacBook5,2 with the polycarbonate model. I was thinking about sending it in when I can afford it and getting it turned into a ModBook. Is this a good idea or a bad idea?

  2. #2
    ModBook worth it?
    pigoo3's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 20, 2008
    Location
    U.S.
    Posts
    31,466
    Specs:
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.7.5
    Quote Originally Posted by Leet Sher View Post
    Hey, I have a MacBook5,2 with the polycarbonate model. I was thinking about sending it in when I can afford it and getting it turned into a ModBook. Is this a good idea or a bad idea?
    Seems pretty expensive!

    Modbook - The first and only tablet Mac computer solution! - Other World Computing

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

  3. #3
    ModBook worth it?
    Sur3Mac's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 03, 2009
    Location
    The Netherlands
    Posts
    1,563
    Specs:
    Late 2011 MBP 13" i5/16GB RAM,Early 2007 MB white 13", 2x TV 3rd Gen, ᣦ
    Just curious, guys.

    But, what is it that makes this better than what you already have, except for the screen, not much hardware changes, are there?

    (not being sarcastic, I'm really asking)

  4. #4
    ModBook worth it?

    Member Since
    Jul 09, 2009
    Posts
    240
    Specs:
    13 Inch Apple MacBook Pro; 2.40 GHZ, 4GB Ram, 250GB HDD
    I agree with Sur3Mac, but to answer your question, there are a few more options in hardware. But I personally wouldn't get it because it is a non-Apple merchandise.

  5. #5
    ModBook worth it?
    Leet Sher's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 07, 2009
    Location
    Watching your every move...
    Posts
    21
    Specs:
    MacBook5,2;2.0 Ghz Core 2 Duo;120 GB HDD;2 GB RAM
    Cool
    Quote Originally Posted by Sur3Mac View Post
    Just curious, guys.

    But, what is it that makes this better than what you already have, except for the screen, not much hardware changes, are there?

    (not being sarcastic, I'm really asking)
    I think that it is mostly for people focused on digital arts. I thought it would be neat but the only bad thing is that they remove the keyboard. It's too bad it's not a convertible tablet otherwise I would definitely buy it.

  6. #6
    ModBook worth it?

    Member Since
    Jul 10, 2009
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    118
    Specs:
    MacBook core 2 duo, 2 GHz, 2GB, 320GB HDD
    Quote Originally Posted by Ballr24 View Post
    I agree with Sur3Mac, but to answer your question, there are a few more options in hardware. But I personally wouldn't get it because it is a non-Apple merchandise.
    "non-apple merchandise" what does that have to do with anything?, incase you did not know, apple's hardware break like everything else out there, just saying..

  7. #7
    ModBook worth it?
    Sur3Mac's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 03, 2009
    Location
    The Netherlands
    Posts
    1,563
    Specs:
    Late 2011 MBP 13" i5/16GB RAM,Early 2007 MB white 13", 2x TV 3rd Gen, ᣦ
    Quote Originally Posted by Leet Sher View Post
    I think that it is mostly for people focused on digital arts. I thought it would be neat but the only bad thing is that they remove the keyboard. It's too bad it's not a convertible tablet otherwise I would definitely buy it.
    Oh, so it's not something you can flip back, and have a laptop again...
    Who the heck would pay top dollar for that...

    I'd rather keep it real.

  8. #8
    ModBook worth it?
    mikey.b@gmx.com's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 05, 2008
    Location
    Guildford, near London, UK
    Posts
    128
    Specs:
    MacBook4,1 2.4Ghz C2D 4GB RAM 160GB HD OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard | iPod Touch 16gb 2G
    Have to agree with Sur3Mac. I really can't see the point in this when you have a perfectly good and functional notebook.

  9. #9
    ModBook worth it?
    CrimsonRequiem's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 24, 2008
    Posts
    6,004
    Specs:
    MBP 2.3 Ghz 4GB RAM 860 GB SSD, iMac 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 32GB RAM, Fusion Drive 1TB
    Isn't that a subjective question?

    Even if this product is aimed at digital artist, not having a keyboard is kind of a hassle.

    I'm sticking to my wacom tablet.

  10. #10
    ModBook worth it?
    Leet Sher's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 07, 2009
    Location
    Watching your every move...
    Posts
    21
    Specs:
    MacBook5,2;2.0 Ghz Core 2 Duo;120 GB HDD;2 GB RAM
    Smile
    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonRequiem View Post
    Isn't that a subjective question?

    Even if this product is aimed at digital artist, not having a keyboard is kind of a hassle.

    I'm sticking to my wacom tablet.
    I was thinking about that.

  11. #11
    ModBook worth it?

    Member Since
    Oct 30, 2008
    Location
    Burgess Hill/UK
    Posts
    664
    Specs:
    MBP/2.53GHz i5/4GB RAM/500GB HDD/15" LED Screen/Intel HD Graphics & NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonRequiem View Post
    Isn't that a subjective question?
    I'll second that...

    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonRequiem View Post
    I'm sticking to my wacom tablet.
    and that too =]

  12. #12
    ModBook worth it?
    Sur3Mac's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 03, 2009
    Location
    The Netherlands
    Posts
    1,563
    Specs:
    Late 2011 MBP 13" i5/16GB RAM,Early 2007 MB white 13", 2x TV 3rd Gen, ᣦ
    So what you would be using is an.... on screen keyboard?

  13. #13
    ModBook worth it?
    CrimsonRequiem's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 24, 2008
    Posts
    6,004
    Specs:
    MBP 2.3 Ghz 4GB RAM 860 GB SSD, iMac 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 32GB RAM, Fusion Drive 1TB
    Quote Originally Posted by Sur3Mac View Post
    So what you would be using is an.... on screen keyboard?
    Yes and no. For "typing" it would use some kind of handwriting recognition software, combined with an on board keyboard.

  14. #14
    ModBook worth it?
    Sur3Mac's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 03, 2009
    Location
    The Netherlands
    Posts
    1,563
    Specs:
    Late 2011 MBP 13" i5/16GB RAM,Early 2007 MB white 13", 2x TV 3rd Gen, ᣦ
    But it would be an option to use an external keyboard, wouldn't it?

  15. #15
    ModBook worth it?
    Stretch's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 13, 2007
    Location
    Central New York
    Posts
    4,773
    Specs:
    15in i7 MacBook Pro, 8GB RAM, 120GB SSD, 500GB HD
    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonRequiem View Post
    Isn't that a subjective question?

    Even if this product is aimed at digital artist, not having a keyboard is kind of a hassle.

    I'm sticking to my wacom tablet.
    Because using a Bluetooth or even a USB keyboard is soo hard. And using an external keyboard would actually be better because then you can set the modbook up at a better height and angle to see.
    Blog and Photo Gallery: http://philolin.me/

    Currently running OS X 10.10

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Modbook for graphics/lineart?
    By psychodork in forum Images, Graphic Design, and Digital Photography
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-06-2010, 05:25 AM
  2. Axiotron ModBook
    By s6nculve in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-15-2010, 11:44 AM
  3. Mac computer into a Modbook?
    By parspencer in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 04-30-2009, 03:52 AM
  4. Modbook-good Investment?
    By ibookmobile007 in forum Other Hardware and Peripherals
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-02-2008, 09:44 AM
  5. Apple ModBook?
    By MacHeadCase in forum Apple Rumors and Reports
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 01-03-2008, 04:51 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •