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    iPad Mini - CarPC

    Only hours after going on sale.... someone has done it!

    http://www.macrumors.com/2012/11/02/...car-dashboard/

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    Very cool. Buttons are still too small after you open an app, and the mini has no GPS. I'd use Android 7 or 7.7 with a reliable GPS.

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    The 4g model has gps. $130 more tho

    Quote Originally Posted by RipplingHurst View Post
    Very cool. Buttons are still too small after you open an app, and the mini has no GPS. I'd use Android 7 or 7.7 with a reliable GPS.

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    still a dumb idea, they arent anywhere near an actual PC feature wise

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    Please elaborate

    Quote Originally Posted by bmw_car_pc View Post
    still a dumb idea, they arent anywhere near an actual PC feature wise

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    Quote Originally Posted by optikalefx View Post
    Please elaborate
    An analogy: It's the difference between cooking the meal myself, and ordering from a buffet. No matter how great the selection, it's still cooked the way they like it, not the way I like it.

    I think a Windows 8 PC provides the better compromise: I have Metro apps for Netflix, TuneIn, ESPN, etc etc with more coming all the time. With a click of the button, I'm in Centrafuse (or RR or Driveline if you prefer) and I have the full carPC experience. I was hesitant about that concept of operation before, but like PhilG and others, I find myself using it more and more often. And I think this is WHY Win8 is built the way it is: for those that want something a little more than what iOS or Android has to offer at this point.

    Just my 2 cents.

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    Vagasguy,

    I agree, plus when I do get my "Surface Pro" I can go from vehicle to vehicle and instead of rebuilds, updates etc. with four rides. I only have to do this once. And bring it in my home to do this and not worry about scumbag thieves.

    I think I may be selling all
    my 4 carpc builds once I get my tablet/PC.

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