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Need a 5-6" touch screen to mount on a case...

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My mom was reading a recent issue of some PC magazine and it talked about a computer made specifically for the kitchen. She was all liek "I want it!" and I was all liek "It costs $1,800!". But, her birthday is coming up, and I figure with a mini-atx case with a touch screen mounted on it I could build a reasonable facsimile cheaper.

 

I tried searching for touch screens but I only found POS (point of sale) monitors and CRTs. Any thoughts?

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Viewsonic Viewpad 1000? Not exactly what your looking for, but you can get a docking station for it and hook it up to your network. Im guessing she'll be using it mostly for recipes and a little web surfing, maybe e-mail? The specs are more than enough to handle that type of work.

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I'm not sure of prices or compatability, but I know there's alot of smallish touchscreens in the car audio applications.

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Touchscreen can mean different things.

Many models simply allow adjust of color, tint, pictire, volume etc.

others will require drivers and application specific software,

 

many of the smaller 6-8" sizes will require some type of stylus device for navigation and be extremely difficult to use in windows.

They are generally designed for a limited number and larger sized icons for use in car navigation systems.

Whatever you decide, it will not be inexpensive.

I'd personally be hesitant to wire money to Hong Kong.

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where are u mountin it ?

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Uh, that costs more than the PC featured in the magazine article. $2000? Wtf.

 

You can get the Viewpad 1000 for around $1k, the Viewpad 100 for around $300.

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use a touch screen for pos and a mini keyboard the touch screen will need a serial cable and software get a small form pc and put in the cuboard/out of sight thats what i use for my mpc in the sitting room

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