23 Nov '11, 3am

Chinese student builds $165 'iPad' out of secondhand laptop for girlfriend

Chinese student builds $165 'iPad' out of secondhand laptop for girlfriend

A senior college student has built a tablet PC from a 500-yuan (S$102.70) secondhand laptop for his girlfriend. -- PHOTO: CHINA DAILY/ASIA NEWS NETWORK (CHINA DAILY/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A senior college student has built a tablet PC from a 500-yuan (S$102.70) secondhand laptop for his girlfriend. Wei Xinlong and his girlfriend Sun Shasha, both from rural areas, are seniors in the Art & Design Department at Northeast Normal University in Changchun, capital of Jilin province. The weight and thickness of the gadget, which resembles an iPad and took Mr Wei 10 days and 800 yuan, is like a 400-colour-page book. 'One can read, download, watch movies, play games by just touching the screen,' Mr Wei explained. Mr Wei said he did not have enough money to buy Sun a new computer, so he started building one by studying Internet video programs on how to make tablet PCs. 'The main board,...

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