It’s been pretty easy to snag a touchscreen display that you can slap in a 9 or 10 inch netbook for the past few years, thanks to eBay. But these touch panels have tended to be inexpensive resistive touchscreens, requiring a stylus or fingertip for input and typically recognizing only one input at a time.
Now the folks at Netbook News have found an eBay seller that is shipping 8.9 inch and 10.1 inch capacitive multitouch display. The seller claims that they designed to work with a number of netbooks, including pretty much any netbook from Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, or other companies. Of course, there are some older netbooks out there with 10.2 inch displays, so the 10.1 inch touch panel might not be a perfect fit for those models.
The touchscreens recognize up to two fingers at a time. Clearly, they’re not state of the art, as there are other touch panels which recognize up to 10 different inputs. But the price is right. You can pick up the 10.1 inch touch panel for $99.99, while the 8.9 inch model sells for $89.99. Shipping is kind of steep at $16, but that’s likely because the product is coming from Hong Kong.
You’ll need a bit of technical know-how to install the screens, as they do require some soldering.