If you’d like to take Windows 8 for a preview spin on an actual tablet, this hack converts an old (but suitably spec’d) laptop into a touch screen tablet for Windows 8 Preview.
Instructables user HackItBuildIt shares his guide to converting an old laptop into a Windows 8 tablet. You’ll need an old laptop with specs high enough to run Windows 8 and that you’re willing to do a little franken-hacking on–you’ll need to remove the screen, rotate it, add a touch screen panel, and reframe it over the laptop body. When you’re done it won’t exactly be a slender iPad, but it will run Windows 8 with a native touch screen.
Watch the video above to see it in action then hit up the link below to check out the full guide build at the link below.
Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on Google+ if you'd like.
- Published 02/6/12