Sure, Apple, Archos, HP, Dell, and even Google are getting into the tablet PC space. But that’s old hat for netbook hackers. These fine folks have been converting 7, 9, and 10 inch netbooks into tablets pretty much since day one. All you have to do is rip out the keyboard, add a touchscreen display, maybe build a custom case… wait, did I say “all” you have to do?
Anyway, the latest project to come along appears to be a rather nifty Samsung N110 netbook-to-tablet conversion. This tablet hack is still a work in progress, but I’m pretty impressed with the work that’s going into designing a custom case made of bamboo and aluminum.
The easy stuff involved upgrading the operating system to Windows 7 Home Premium and throwing in a touchscreen display. The tough part involves disassembling the netbook and putting the important bits back together in the new case. The guy behind the project is also thinking about adding a trackball or pointing stick and some extra buttons to make navigation easier.
via Sammy Netbook