If you’re not one of Apple’s devoted following the iPad means little more than new hardware you won’t use. Tired of being left out in the cold, [Slampana] built himself a Windows 7 tablet. He grabbed the motherboard and 13.4″ screen from an MSI X320, added a resistive touch screen, USB hub, internal WiFi and Bluetooth, then wrapped it up in a custom-built carbon case. It’s small, sleek, and comes in at around $600-$700. Start your drooling as you watch the demo after the break.
[Thanks Rich via Gizmag]
17 thoughts on “Windows 7 Tablet In A Carbon Fiber Case”
Video is broken.
I’d like to see more info about the carbon fiber case. Looks like he used a kit available for $89.
Video can be found on youtube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7W_AuspKls
It needs a R-type sticker, a fart can and a skyhook wing…
Maybe a “Fast and Furious sticker” as well.
Carbon-fiber is ricer.
Just curious how much does it weigh?
Fartface knows nothing about cars obviously, carbon fiber has forever changed Formula 1,and all the way to Nascar.
That being said..
VERY well put together Tablet, i want to see how the accelerometer was integrated…
All in all, very crafty sir!!!!
any chance of capacitive touch being added?
Eeeeeeeeeeeew, resistive touch screen. I’d have much preferred to embed a Wacom tablet behind the LCD, with all of the challenges that naturally entails.
Other than that, roughly what I was planning on doing until I found out that the HP Touchsmart tablets have real graphics cards and can be had for less cash and effort than I would have needed to expend to build it myself.
I think my favorite tablet build is the guy who stuffed a Macbook and laptop screen inside of a Wacom Intuos, though.
3.3 pounds? Ouch. Also, what is the battery life?
Meh, he use an arduino.
I KID! I KID!
Nice work! Carbon fiber FTW!
http://search.digikey.com/scripts/DkSearch/dksus.dll?Detail&name=3M9127-ND Behold –capacitive. Or am I misunderstanding? I thought digikey’s a go-to for this kind of stuff
Awesome build, though I cringe a bit at the carbon, since it looks like it was made with a positive mold, and no pressure/vacuum. If carbon’s done right, it looks really good, and if it’s done wrong, it looks quite mediocre.
I’m all for commercial alternatives but, really? HP touchsmart = 4.72 lbs and 1.03″ thick
I’m impressed with the clean appearance, and for being homebrew that’s really nicely done. I would much rather something fully featured like this to have laying around, rather than an ipad… anybody have more information on that case he used?
@victor: RDP doesn’t count, in that case I could say I currently run windows7 on my cellphone.
Only thing i noticed that seemed to be annoying is the chugging noise whenever the video had sound. almost seemed like it was noise coming from the harddrive.
I always wanted a computer that I had to hold in one hand and type with the other two hands. Must be difficult using porn sites.
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