We love Microsoft’s Courier device, which the firm showed couple of months ago. But the sad thing about this device is that its still in the conceptual stage. A modder who couldn’t wait for an official Courier decided to make one all by himself using his very own Dell Inspiron Mini 9 netbook! And guess what, the result is quite impressive. The Harlequin (that’s what he dubbed this machine) is a dual screen Courier-like tablet built on an Inspiron Mini 9 netbook.
How he did it?
Well, he removed the keyboard of the netbook and inserted a USB powered touchscreen display. The standard Mini display is used for reading purpose while the USB touchscreen panel is used for writing.
And thanks to in-built support for hand writing and voice recognition in the Windows 7 the whole experience is pretty good!
One more thing, the mod ain’t complete yet. Due to a make-shift touchscreen display the machine looks anything but a sleek tablet.
P.S. A wonderful mod indeed!