Is it possible to build your own tablet?

Discussion in 'Android' started by smileyhead, Nov 27, 2016.

  1. smileyhead
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    smileyhead Press Start whenever!

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    Tablets seem way overpriced. Is it possible to build your own, like you would a PC?
     
  2. 4ur0r

    4ur0r GBAtemp Fan

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    You could make one on your own with a Raspberry Pi but to me it's not worth, you end paying more in pieces (LCD, battery, 3D printed case etc.) than a tablet. Ultimately, tablet are useless and you very much likely already have a smartphone. If you use a tablet as a pc then you're wrong.
     
  3. Lukeoftheaura

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    With a raspberry pi or CHIP or other singleboard computer you could, but as 4ur0r said it wouldn't be worth it, it's not worth having a tablet at all imo
     
  4. Seriel

    Seriel Always watching, always waiting..

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    You could, but tablets are so cheap these days that there is no point.
     
  5. Pleng

    Pleng GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    They do?
     
  6. DirtySprite

    DirtySprite Member

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    You could snatch a tablet for cheap now in the holidays :3
     
  7. Prans

    Prans Geek, gamer, human

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    There itself.
  8. Mikemk

    Mikemk GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    You could design your own pcb (done it), print it (not done it), solder everything together, and 3D-print a case. It'll only cost you $5-15,000, and will run about half as well as a low-end tablet.
     
  9. RevPokemon

    RevPokemon GBATemp's 3rd Favorite Transgirl

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    Honestly it is not worth it as low end tablets are much better for the price
     
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