Tablet for the Kitchen?
February 3, 2010 10:31 AM Subscribe
Use a tablet as a kitchen computer? I want to use a touch screen computer primarily in the kitchen. I have some thoughts and ideas, but I want MeFi's take on it.
posted by medarby to computers & internet (10 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
These are my thoughts so far:
- computer: ASUS Eee PC T91MT - good reviews overall, nice size for the area in the kitchen, all-in-one bundle instead of a computer and separate touch screen, and wireless N for tv and music streaming from the media server. I'd also upgrade the ram to 2Gb. I'm not very interested at this point in the iPad.
- mounting: I want something that I can slip the tablet in and out easily as needed, thus preserving the tablet for non-kitchen use. I'd also like it to be non-ugly, that looks nice with the tablet attached AND when it's not. My thought is to get a the custom-frame shop close by to build a shadowbox for the tablet, but has the top open and a spot for the power cord to attach.
- software: Here's where I really need help. Are there any kitchen-centric software that would be useful, especially if used on a touch-screen? Any other software that's good for non-kitchen tablet usage?
Any advice, thoughts or critiques are appreciated.