Dell mini9 tablet

14oct09_dm9mod (Custom)

[Rob928] has done a fantastic job converting his Dell mini9 into a tablet. He has done several updates, such as an SSD hard drive and touchscreen. The final product looks quite nice. From a few feet away, we wouldn’t have noticed that it was a home made one. We’ve seen several tablet conversions before from macbooks to EeePCs.

[via Engadget]


  1. monkeyslayer56 says:

    looks good

  2. Anonymous says:

    A real hack!

  3. IceBrain says:

    Really nice!

    I thought about converting my 12″ laptop into a tablet, but besides having no experience I don’t want to ruin the warranty :|
    Maybe I should pick some cheap old lappy to play with.

  4. BikeHelmet says:

    Nice work!

    @IceBrain: Same here. I’m not that skilled with hardware hacks, so I’d probably just go for a touchbook if I wanted a tablet. :P

  5. ashton30 says:

    How did he turn his thinkpad into a keyboard?

  6. tom61 says:

    @ashton30: That’s an IBM Ultranav keyboard for desktop/server use, not a hacked Thinkpad. It comes in USB and PS/2 versions.

  7. Zymastorik says:

    Nice hack. I have a 12″ Notebook/Tablet convertible rig that I love. This is a sweet conversion but I’m not sure I dig the no-kb thing, I like being able to rotate my LCD and snap it down when I want to use tablet mode, and put it back again when I need a KB.

    Other than that this is awesome. Nice job.

  8. ashton30 says:

    oh. ok.

  9. Sammy says:

    Very Nice
    A REAL Hack
    Good Work

  10. Denholm says:

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