I am thinking of selling my in car computer and putting the money towards a laptop since my new job keeps me on the road so often. I would put a port replicator/docking station in the trunk and be able to slip the laptop in and out with ease but my main concern is whether the laptop's DVD-ROM drive would skip a lot. My current setup doesn't skip at all (Pioneer 104-S) but at the same time it isn't portable like a laptop and cranking the engine causes the DC-DC PS to reboot the computer. A laptop would stay powered (even if it switched to battery power momentarily if the car battery's voltage drop was significant) but I am concerned that it would be more susceptible to shock than my current setup. Anybody have any experience with notebooks mounted/docked in a car? I am torn whether to sell the computer and put those funds towards a notebook that I must have or keep the computer and raise the money for the notebook some other way.
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