Hello: I'm thinking to volunteer my 12 inch Mac Powerbook G4 for an experiment in converting it to a Tablet, similarly to that done by Joseph and reported in http://www.macmod.com some time back.
I am trying to figure out what I need (besides the courage or recklessness). I think if I get one of the add-on touchscreen from http://www.magictouch.com, this should be do-able. Or maybe from Troll Touch.
Any advice on where to go for help/encouragement on this? Has anyone else pulled this off, or am I going into unchartered territory? Thanks in advance for any advice. Fernando
you can get plenty of advice here on macmod. However, I don't think anyone else here has done that. As far as support, you won't find any better support for the project, macmod's members would love to see a mod like this.
Go for it, the most rewarding mod is one that you have accomplished that no one else has.
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The only comment that I have to make is that I didn't like the fact that the iTablet used a regular touch screen. I can see it getting annoying because it would be difficult to, say, rest your arm across the tablet and write. I'd really like to see one that uses a graphics tablet style pad.
Hey people No I'm still around Yes Yes Yes !! A Wacom would have been great but very tuff to do easily I'm working on it, but nothing is fast, cheap or easy. No the touch screen is not such a problem, and don't forget for a lot of folder manipulation, or editing and viewing photos which is what I do, I can get by using my finger. As far as writing if I keep the inkwell input window at the bottom of the screen my arm resting on the screen is not a problem.
Sorry I forgot No I don't like convertibles If you're going to do it, go with a straight Slate design. If you really need a keyboard there're are a couple of foldable Bluetooth models out there that you could use.
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