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Re: tablet kit?

Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:31 pm

I am planning on getting a Pi - but also want a tablet.  Can I kill two birds with one stone? Is there a way of getting a small hdmi touch monitor to work with a Pi  and a battery?

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Re: tablet kit?

Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:56 pm

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Re: tablet kit?

Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:05 pm

Short answer, no.

Long answer not in any practical way. You could, but you wouldn't like the result.

Get a super cheap tablet, and It'd probably be a lot better and cheaper than any kind of touchscreen with hdmi.

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Re: tablet kit?

Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:10 am

Most HDMI touch screens I have looked into recently are in the $300+ range, and generally they do not even have the best feature set.  They are still too costly for what they are.  If someone finds a nice touch screen for under $100 let me know, but last I checked they were still overpriced.

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Re: tablet kit?

Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:37 pm

There are USB touch screen monitors available.  NewIT, who supply the Sheevaplug range in the UK, supply Mimo touch screens for their GUI plug – they use a USB interface. Take a look – it might help to avoid reinvention of this wheel (note I have no affiliation with either company – I was just trying to help solve a popular question ):

Forgot to mention - a couple of them are sub £100.

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Re: tablet kit?

Wed Dec 28, 2011 3:21 pm

linux is unsupported os. i wonder how badly/well they work with displaylink drivers

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Re: tablet kit?

Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:19 am

under 100$ and working with linux,

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Re: tablet kit?

Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:14 am

For $199, the Kindle Fire looks like a great deal if it's a tablet you want.  Start tacking on screens, battery & casing to a RPi and you'll quickly exceed that price point and most likely not have the build quality of an actual produced tablet.

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