Portable Touchscreen Mac Mini

Posted by: kickassimacg5

Portable Touchscreen Mac Mini - 09/29/06 07:44 PM

Can someone tell me if it's possible to make a UMPC out of a Mac mini, what battery to use, how to get the screen in etc?
Posted by: zenstate

Re: Portable Touchscreen Mac Mini - 09/29/06 08:15 PM

this will help you get started:  http://www.macmod.com/content/view/166/2/
Posted by: manhackman

Re: Portable Touchscreen Mac Mini - 09/30/06 11:28 AM

This will also help you get started...
http://homepage.mac.com/peter_green/MMP_MkII/index.html
Posted by: kickassimacg5

Re: Portable Touchscreen Mac Mini - 10/01/06 02:53 AM

That's basically what I'm looking for but I want a cross between both with a battery from a laptop. Also, can I put a Merom (Core 2) chip to replace the old Yonah (Core Solo/Duo) one inside for more power?
Posted by: Waragainstsleep

Re: Portable Touchscreen Mac Mini - 10/01/06 03:35 AM

Yes you can.
Posted by: manhackman

Re: Portable Touchscreen Mac Mini - 10/01/06 05:40 PM

as far as batteries go, I would probably choose something like this external laptop batt.  A lot more versatile, and you may be able to find somthing with the right voltage... and the charger is built in.
http://www.batteryspace.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=1529
Posted by: kickassimacg5

Re: Portable Touchscreen Mac Mini - 10/03/06 11:32 PM

Now who sells Merom Core 2 chips? I know companies sell Conroe Core 2s and Yonah Core Solo/Duos but not Meroms.
Posted by: addison_dup1

Re: Portable Touchscreen Mac Mini - 11/04/06 12:07 AM

Hi there, does anyone know where i can get a Pen based LCD? I've been sourcing all night for it

Thanks
Posted by: TCPMeta

Re: Portable Touchscreen Mac Mini - 11/05/06 03:57 PM

Ebay sells a lot of 7 to 14 inch touch screen LCDs. They're made for cars but they work just as well for diffrent applications.
Posted by: Waragainstsleep

Re: Portable Touchscreen Mac Mini - 11/06/06 01:09 AM

Does OS X have built in drivers for these touch screens? I have never used one with a Mac.
Posted by: TCPMeta

Re: Portable Touchscreen Mac Mini - 11/06/06 04:20 AM

Well I know with Windows half of them use default USB mouse drivers. Some need special drivers so it's 50/50 on that.

When you find one just go to the manufacturers we3bsite and see if it supports os x or at lest get a idea on the drivers it needs.
Posted by: kickassimacg5

Re: Portable Touchscreen Mac Mini - 11/10/06 12:42 AM

How can I build an OQO/Sidekick style display with keyboard/pointing stick underneath? I want a keyboard in case I need to do something with it like type an essay and use expose