Have any of you tinkered with the idea of installing a touch screen into your kitchen wall? It's primary use would be recipes, grocery list, family calendars, maybe some facebook browsing or audio/video streaming while meddling around in the kitchen.http://www.instructables.com/id/Ever...-a-Kitchen-PC/
This article is inspiring me to do it...I wouldn't be able to attempt it for 2 months or so, but I am eager to get some ideas/opinions if you have attempted it. The PC in the article is running Windows XP/7 with the Omnimo skin...which is basically the Windows 8 Phone skin.
As the author explains, the reason for a PC instead of a tablet is the customization available for the OS, unlimited upgrades in software and hardware, as well as a larger touchscreen (17" in his case).
As for his specs, I don't know if you could run WMC or XBMC and stream to it from another PC, but who knows!?
The article is a few years old, not sure if it's updated recently though the author has recent posts. These are the items listed in his build. Personally, I didn't even know you could get a motherboard with a CPU that doesn't require a heatsink fan!
Mainboard: Intel D945GSEJT Half-Height ITX (Intel Atom N270 1.6Ghz, GMA950)
HDD: 2,5 WD Scorpio Black 120 Gb
RAM: 2Gb SODIMM Kingston 533 Mhz
PC Case: Half-height ITX case available here: http://www.cartft.com/catalog/il/1081
60W external power supply (12V out)
17 used DELL Monitor with DVI connector
17 Touchscreen USB Kit (from E-bay, single-touch, resistive)
Generic PC Microphone