An anonymous reader writes: Not everyone can afford an iPad, even the $200 Kindle Fire is going to be out of reach for many cash-strapped individuals. But one student in China has demonstrated you only need $125 and a bit of DIY to create your very own device.
Wei Xinlong wanted to get his girlfriend Sun Shasha a tablet for her birthday, but the cost put everything that was available pre-built out of reach. So Wei decided to see what he could create with his own two hands.
The end result was a Windows 7 touchscreen tablet that apparently has roughly the same measurements as the iPad, but created from a used laptop, touchscreen and battery he sourced online.