How To Build Your Own Windows 8 Tablet
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Any of you who followed CES this year will know that there was a whole load of new Windows 8 tablets announced that we can expect to see once Windows 8 itself is actually released later on this year. Of course there is a few tablets out there that people have installed the Windows 8 developer preview on already. However I’m sure that many of you have got the Windows 8 developer preview up and running on your laptop which doesn’t have a touchscreen.
While you can still use Windows 8 without a touchscreen, the whole Metro UI experience isn’t as good navigating with a mouse and keyboard. So it would be nice to have a touchscreen tablet to try it out and get a real feel for Windows 8.
Well you can actually build your very own Windows 8 tablet if you like, all you’ll need is a touchscreen and an old laptop that you don’t mind taking apart!
Over at instructables some fella has posted about how he went about making his very own tablet so he could try out the Windows 8 developer preview.
Now it’s not exactly a work of art, and it’s a bit bulkier than traditional tablets, but hey it works! The process is quite straightforward really as you’ll see from the video below. But essentially all you do is disconnect your existing screen, attach a new touchscreen and sit it on top of the keyboard. Add a few nice bits of trim to hold everything together and you’ve got yourself a tablet!
Of course you’ll have to go get yourself a touchscreen and then take apart one of your laptops. Performance will also depend on the machine that you’re using but as we know, Windows 8 doesn’t require specs that are too high.
So are you willing to convert your laptop into a tablet to try out Windows 8?
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