DIY ASUS Eee PC 900HA touchscreen upgrade tutorial

Feb 4, 2009
DIY ASUS Eee PC 900HA touchscreen upgrade tutorial

Some of our most popular netbook pages here on SlashGear are those describing DIY touchscreen projects, where a touch-sensitive layer is added to the budget ultraportable's display.  There are already kits available on eBay and elsewhere offering straightforward 7- and 8.9-inch panels, but what we've lacked to date is a really simple tutorial - something that takes you from stock Eee PC to touchscreen marvel.  Happily, courtesy of argentum, such a guide is now available.

It's no insult to say that argentum is a beginner - he says so himself - and that makes for a fantastically detailed tutorial as he adds a touchscreen to his ASUS Eee PC 900HA.  The touch-sensitive panel itself cost $56, and other than that you simply need a screwdriver, a thin piece of plastic, some tape, wire, and the confidence to void your netbook warranty.

Of course, the easiest way to get a touchscreen netbook is to wait until ASUS' own Eee PC T91 begins shipping.  That will also have the benefit of a convertible hinge, allowing you to use the netbook in slate-orientation, plus the company's new Touch UI.  But if you'd rather use your existing netbook, and you don't mind taking a little risk, the DIY route could be a whole lot more entertaining.

[via GenerationMP3]

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