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  • #2
    Yep, pictures are a must!!! I just happen to have an old laptop here

    TrOjAn

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    • #3
      Just google kitchen pc or under cabinet pc and you will get lots of hits about a pc for the kitchen. Good luck getting the wife to accept loosing some cabinet space though!

      http://lifehacker.com/5196069/build-...-an-old-laptop

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      • #4
        A few folks on the Asus EEEPC web site have installed touch screens on their netbooks. Here's a website describing step by step installation of a touch screen with an Acer Aspire One. I bought one of the plug n play touchscreen hubs for my netbook. Its very small and has a passthru via the web interface. Think it was only about $10 or so.

        http://www.logicalinsanity.net/?p=214#more-214
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        • #5
          I have an asus T101MT which is a touchscreen netvertable. I've see the lenovo branded ones drop to around $400 from time to time.

          This could easily be done by designing some sort of under the counter mount for this type of netbook, I swivel mine around and use it as a touchscreen controller with a built in stand.
          Joe (zimmer62)

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          • #6
            Pictures and stuff

            Sorry for the delay in pictures I forgot all about it in the excitement (I think that's the word) of getting the Way2Call.

            First - surprise! This invalidates your warranty. So it is all your fault.

            Second - It is reversible but due to the hinge removal it IS obvious that it has happened.

            Third - Haven't got gesture recognition so really is a bit limited as a slate at the moment. I do have a Bluetooth keyboard, mouse (for working on it rather than just using it) and headset too, so isn't much of an issue. You can drive it using the [downloaded] software and the Microsoft on-screen keyboard though. To me it was a better PDA - I hated having to write speical routines for my Pocket PC and then find they didn't work as it needed .NET x.

            Lastly - I'm not going to regurgitate [badly] how to do it, just the differences. The following sites give MUCH better explanations and pictures than mine.


            How to remove the keyboard -
            http://www.sammynetbook.com/plugins/...opic.php?13001

            You can effectively throw this away now (but I wouldn't recommend it). The touch panel is left alone but hidden by the screen.


            How to install the touch screen

            Mine came from Hong Kong (via eBay) - really quick! This is the official site where the drivers can be downloaded and the instructions in RAR format (use 7-Zip to extract) -
            http://www.visualtouchworld.com/guide.htm

            But a good alternative (or just to have a look) is -
            http://netbookmag.com/2009/02/03/tut...-installation/
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            • #7
              Originally posted by zimmer62 View Post
              I have an asus T101MT which is a touchscreen netvertable. I've see the lenovo branded ones drop to around $400 from time to time.

              This could easily be done by designing some sort of under the counter mount for this type of netbook, I swivel mine around and use it as a touchscreen controller with a built in stand.
              How do you like your T101 Joe ? any specific advice, tips ?

              I just took the jump and ordered one. I plan on using it as portable touch panel to control Homeseer and double as a competent windows 7 computer with speaker capabilities.

              I already have a fixed 17 inch LCD touchscreen wired to an asus B202 on the kitchen wall, so that covers the "Permanent" part of the touchpanel installation...
              Last edited by fran_joel; June 29th, 2010, 08:49 AM.

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              • #8
                First things first, add the 2nd gig of memory, and put a real windows 7 on it instead of "starter", starter doesn't support multitouch or really geared towards the touch user. It was a big mistake to ship that thing with this version if that's the version you got.

                I like mine a lot, but don't expect it to be a powerhouse for anything that requires a lot of horsepower.

                I will hook mine up to TV's and play videos at 720p just fine, but above that 1080p seems to make it chop a little (I'm okay with this, it's not why I bought it)
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                • #9
                  Yeah it does come with the starter version only. I will look to get it upgraded to the full fledged version.

                  I got it today acually and I'm using it to post this reply...
                  It works pretty smoothly.

                  I dont need a powerhouse either, just a reliable touchscreen full fledged computer whixh will mostly run my homemade touchscreen interface software.

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