Still no sign of the new color options for the ASUS Eee PC 1000HE that were leaked late last month, but if you want a somewhat more usable upgrade option for your netbook then how about a touchscreen? ASUS are yet to launch their T91 touchscreen convertible netbook, so until then dust off your screwdrivers, thoroughly ground yourself and check out this three-part video tutorial to fitting a touch-panel to the 1000HE.
Tutorial videos after the cut
The tutorial has been put together using a Hoda Technology touchscreen kit, and as we’ve seen in similar guides it involves opening the netbook bezel, slotting in the resistive touch panel and connecting it up to a USB header inside. The typical connection is made using the webcam USB socket, with a second USB header for the camera to reconnect to.
You can find the Hoda Touchscreen kit on eBay for around $99 (with varying shipping costs; this auction would set you back $124 altogether) giving you everything from the touch panel, USB harnesses and all cabling, and even the stylus. You’ll also get three more internal USB ports for future hacks.