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    Hi,

    My latest attempt for a carpc is to use a cloudbook (japanese version) it already has the touch screen built in.

    but i want 3 things in my mount.

    1) When not in use the laptop must be completely hidden wneh not in use.
    B) resonable easily removeable.
    iii) Its not meant o be a dedicated carpc, hopefully have dual OS's for carpc (default) and normal XP.

    The only way i can work this out is fo rthe laptop to fold the rotate and go side first into a spare din slot.

    The Laptop will also be help to the slide rails via simple clamps/clips and or velcro or other material like that.

    Now does anyone hae any idea of how to design the rails

    I've got a few which i'm drawing up at the moment, will post soon

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    Sounds cool. I don't want a dedicated carpc either. The cloudbook is by Everex, right? Too bad the U.S. version isn't touchscreen capable.

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    • #3
      yeah its a Everex in the states (but with 1gb ram, built in BT), Astone in Australia,

      The houseing i want will be able to hold any 7" laptop though eeepc or other.

      Drawing pics is harder than i thought!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by thebranded View Post
        yeah its a Everex in the states (but with 1gb ram, built in BT), Astone in Australia,

        The houseing i want will be able to hold any 7" laptop though eeepc or other.

        Drawing pics is harder than i thought!
        I think the ultraportable laptops are wider than DIN. Get specs on the one you want beforehand.
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        • #5
          actually i already got the cloudbook.

          yes it is Wider than a DIN, but thats why i want to rotate the laptop then slide it in the din space.

          The aspire did not have a touch screen so i did'nt look into it and i dont want to mod a touch screen.

          boot times are not too much of an issue currenlty its about 1min on a full Winxp tablet install. I'm sure i can get that lower, but even at 1min its ok for me.

          i already have a via m10k m2-atx carpc, but i broke the touch screen (dropped it while open...) so i've decided to make that my Bittorrent machine and get a laptop instead of buying a new screen. The cloud i got was cheaper than a new screen.

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