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News Touchscreen Eee addon revealed

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 3 Jun 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    £40 doesn't seem to steep at all. I could see this selling quite well.
     
  3. liratheal

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    Hell, even I'd buy one of those.
     
  4. antiHero

    antiHero ReliXmas time!

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    Seems like a cheap way to get a touchscreen out of a cheap 7" display
     
  5. The Jambo

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    How long before there is another clone of the Eee with one of these pre-installed?
     
  6. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    So is this a proper tablet screen or a PDA style touch screen?
     
  7. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Hm - I'm just not convinced that a touchscreen would be all that useful on something as diminutive and function orientated as the 701. I'd love one for the bragging rights but I just can't see where i'd use it in day to day life. Doodles maybe?
     
  8. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    I saw these for sale on ebay. Seems like it would be a pain to use unless the screen rotated and folded flat like a real tablet. On the other hand, for the price, they may well be worth it.
     
  9. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    ^^ I can't agree more about the tablet idea


    I would consider buying one if they make a touch-screen tablet Eee
     
  10. CardJoe

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    Yeah - it'd have to be tablet. I really wish the EEE had piano hinges.
     
  11. 1st time modder

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    now i might consider an EEC for an in car computer..touchscreen.. especially with bluetooth.... hands-free answering and even recording of phone conversations!..... all easily tucked into the dash, and maybe if a cd player is needed.... usb one is an option...
     
  12. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    That's kind of what I was thinking, except as a navigation system. I'd like to get a GPS, but I want one with a big screen and no talking. the eee isn't a big screen, until you compare it to a GPS!
     
  13. 1st time modder

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    that would definitely add to it for sure.... all for about 100-125$. looks like im buying an eec and building a custom enclosure box so it can slide into the dash and or screen to glove-box, which houses the board. The low power requirements, mean for instance....running without the alternator/engine on for a period of time, like a normal stereo should if you want it TOO! :naughty:
     
  14. mattthegamer463

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    I did the solder-full kit from eBay, anyone who has ever soldered at all could pull this off no sweat. I even added a little DIP switch in the modem port to allow me to turn the touchscreen on and off to save power when I don't need it. The ability to further mod the mod is great, so if you have any skill at all these kits probably aren't for you, but if you are a total n00b this is really your only option.
     
  15. 78th

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    hmmm... promising upgrade... but still, something that small is still a toy for me. i'd rather lug around a macbook pro any day.
     
  16. sixfootsideburns

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    alright so now i'm really going to sound like a rookie, lol

    could someone tell me if i could fairly easily use one of the touch screen kits for an EEE PC as a small desktop touch screen? Or would i run into that nearly unbreakable laptop-->desktop wall known as "the holy grail" lol
     
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