Quantcast

Maximum PC

It is currently Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:16 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Building a gaming tablet
PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:35 am 
8086
8086

Joined: Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:00 am
Posts: 2
With the recently announced Intel nano mobos, and a 3d printer, it appears it may be possible to build a reasonable gaming tablet. I am thinking an custom built asetniop keyboard, Xbox gaming controllers, HD 5000 graphics, but the display is a problem. I am thinking maybe an Adurino or lucidtronics kit for the keyboard.
Does anyone think this is plausible?
Any ideas on components or services for the custom case?
It seems that 40 watts would push the weight to over two pounds, so keeping wattage down is key.
Thanks.


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Building a gaming tablet
PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:45 pm 
Smithfield
Smithfield

Joined: Sun Jun 18, 2006 7:37 pm
Posts: 5253
Well there's just one problem, desktop processors are way too hot for tablet. And that's pretty much all you can buy on regular PC hardware stores. You could get lower power laptop chips off eBay probably, but then you may as well buy a convertible laptop.


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Building a gaming tablet
PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 1:55 pm 
8086
8086

Joined: Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:00 am
Posts: 2
I mistyped: Intel new unit of computing (nuc) motherboards. These seem to have the laptop processors (soldered onto the motherboard). To guote: " The next i5 NUC out the door (currently planned for late September/early October) will include Intel HD Graphics 5000. The processors, which are soldered in are reported to be Haswell ultra book chips: boards VR-Zone shows off feature a 15W ultrabook-class Haswell. Current NUCs seem to run on 17W Celeron, Core i3 and Core i5 parts"
the nuc motherboard is 4 by 4 inches by 1.5.
Another quote: "There will be two versions: one with a Core i3-4010U CPU, and another with a more powerful Core i5-4250U. Both of the units have new Haswell chips and will thus be able to run a lot more efficiently. The Core i3-4010U CPU will carry an HD Graphics 4400 part; the Core i5-4250U will carry a more powerful HD Graphics 5000 part."
the 4x4 size would fit nicely in the middle of a case and the Xbox type controller, with a ten key keyboard could fold in back giving a size of roughly 10 by 8 inches by (maybe) 2 inches with the batteries below the nuc motherboard (and the stock nuc cooler.). Playing with the cooler could get back down to a thinner width.


Top
  Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group