View Full Version : Windows 7 on Modbook
12-13-2009, 12:32 PM
I have searched far and wide for a pure slate, keyboardless Tablet PC with enough hardware for power users and it turns out that the best candidate was the Modbook.
* up to 640GB hdd
* 12" 1280x800 screen
* Nvidia 9400GM chipset
* 2Ghz+ Core 2 Duo
I want a slate tablet but don't want the overpriced, piddling ULV-powered tablets, tiny HDD capacity machines from Motion Computing and the Modbook was the ONLY choice.
It turns out Windows 7 works great on this machine even though it is not explicitly supported by Boot Camp. While OS X is very nice, I rarely find myself using it, because I'm way too comfortable with my Windows apps.
This bunch of blog articles talk about how to deal with Windows 7 on a Modbook:
12-14-2009, 07:11 PM
The Modbook is the real deal it seems. You can find a good price on it at Gainsaver. Buy and review it for us!
01-28-2010, 04:34 PM
lmao at paying a PREMIUM for Apple hardware and a premium for modifying it, and then running windows 7 on it.
The hardware is nice though
04-05-2010, 04:02 PM
lmao at paying a PREMIUM for Apple hardware and a premium for modifying it, and then running windows 7 on it.Indeed, with a modbook you DO pay a premium for Apple hardware and *then* a premium for modifying it.
But guess what? It's unbelievably still the cheapest(!!!) slate device out there with decent specs! (Last time I checked, the only slates you could get beside the modbook all have lame and slow ULV versions of the Intel chips and with pricing similar to the modbook... #$!#%!@#$!!)
It just goes to show how ridiculously overpriced slates are. Strangely enough, if you get a convertible (e.g. with a keyboard), things are *much* cheaper. Coming from a pretty nice convertible though (HP's tc4200), I have to say I do not miss the added thickness and bulk of the keyboard. It's great being able to use a wireless kb with the slate form factor.
04-05-2010, 04:41 PM
Nice Looking unit too
What's the screen like ?
[You Tube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIPkWaR7jDw [/You Tube]
08-11-2010, 02:18 PM
Did anyone finally tried Modbook? And did anyone had success with Windows on it?
08-11-2010, 11:02 PM
There is an old 3-part video review of the Modbook on Gottabemobile.com. He successfully dual booted Windows Vista on it. Probably no reason Windows 7 wouldn't work also.
01-10-2011, 10:11 AM
The modbook is an absolute beast, and has the capacity of a midrange-high end laptop, although the price is on the expensive side, it's#'s the best option out there for tablet pc users who want high performance and connectivity.
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