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    VERY VERY affordable hardware

    Just came out car computing becoming plug and play.

    http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/20/v...op-for-diyers/

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    as usual, the responses are more interesting than the article...

    but, per the article, at doesn't include memory, or hard drive, so at $250, i don't really think it is any cheaper than other alternatives (a intel 945 board w/ atom dual core is $80-90), just a different option...

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    Quote Originally Posted by soundman98 View Post
    as usual, the responses are more interesting than the article...

    but, per the article, at doesn't include memory, or hard drive, so at $250, i don't really think it is any cheaper than other alternatives (a intel 945 board w/ atom dual core is $80-90), just a different option...
    i mean yes but memory and a hard drive for this would come out less than 100 plus the form factor hd out put you are good to go.

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    The Acer - AspireRevo Nettop at $199 is a more appealing option to me. It comes with a 1.6 Ghz Atom processor with 1 GB of ram and a 160 GB hard drive. It's a bit larger though at 7.1" square by 1.2" deep while the VIA ARTiGO is 5.7" x 3.9" x 2"

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    It looks like the AspireRevo (going off Newegg reviews) has issues doing 1080p unless you upgrade the RAM and dedicate 512MB to graphics, but for a CarPC it'd work without a hitch I imagine.

    The ARTiGO does kind of lure me in with the size comparison shots next to the glass with a golf ball in it

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    The nano processor is only a small step above the geode.....with good, efficient processors like the atom out its just unacceptable to still be turning out crap like that. zotac worked with nvidia to create a really good nano-itx atom + ion platform and has yet to do anything with it-its a shame-it would kill this for a fraction of the price.

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    You would be better off with a fit-PC:

    http://www.fit-pc.com

    Same size, if not smaller, and has an atom processor on board.

    I'll take that over a Via based system any day...unfortunately Via have a habit of promising the world, and then changing the world to fit.

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    I'm currently reviewing this product that mp3car sells:

    http://store.mp3car.com/Habey_BIS_66..._p/ccc-212.htm

    Fits anywhere, its silent, and has no trouble with 1080p playback.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonicxtacy02 View Post
    I'm currently reviewing this product that mp3car sells:

    http://store.mp3car.com/Habey_BIS_66..._p/ccc-212.htm

    Fits anywhere, its silent, and has no trouble with 1080p playback.
    looks like a nice little box-- and for $50 more, can mount it.. i'll wait to post comments till i see the review

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