Acer Aspire One retooled as a tablet-style UMPC
While Eee PC users wait to see whether the Aeeeris Tablet kit which will let them turn an Eee PC 701 into a tablet style computer ever materializes, it looks like at least one Acer Aspire One User has figured out how to build a cheap tablet PC out of his netbook.
There’s not much in the way of information at the moment, but there are a series of photos of the homemade UMPC over at the TodoUMPC forums. It looks like a full article with instructions could be coming soon.
It looks like the designer basically took an Acer Aspire One, swapped out the display for a cheap 8.9 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel touchscreen and somehow flipped the screen so that it lives where you’d normally expect to see a keyboard. That means you won’t be able to type on this machine. But it shouldn’t be that hard to install an on-screen keyboard, or even a custom Linux distro (like Ubuntu Mobile) which comes with one preloaded. For now it looks like the builder is running Ubuntu Netbook Remix.
via Mobility Site