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Thread: CarPCs becoming more "plug-and-play"

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    CarPCs becoming more "plug-and-play"

    Over the time of browsing this forum I've seen many people say how a carpc is only for someone willing to do a lot of work. I've also seen the other side of the argument, about how they're slowly becoming something for everyone. I found this while poking around Crutchfield and thought it was something worth sharing: http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Produ...30VMOD&tp=9465

    All aftermarket manufactures need to do now is sell VGA monitors that are designed to fit into our dashes.

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    Looks really good, but there isnt much info on the product. Runs windows xp, but there is no mention about whether there is any type of front end or special features that make it more "plug and play" vs a custom built carpc. Also, there doesnt seem to be a VGA out on the box, only a RCA tv out. Not really worth the $1000 asking price in my opinion.

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    was going to jump in with the "no VGA out", but someone beat me to it :P
    Also, says "play challenging games" with 2 pre-loaded games but the specs seem far from game friendly, unless they're circa 2002.

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    I guess we missed
    Expandability:
    # inputs: 5 USB 2.0 slots, ethernet and ENAMP ports, audio input, keyboard/mouse input
    # outputs: composite and VGA video outputs, audio output
    # navigation and satellite radio add-ons available

    It may not have a frontend, but it seems to be designed to link into your existing stereo, although I could be wrong. I do agree, $1k is quite pricey. But it's just a step closer to something like a CarPC being mass produced.

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