Newbie asks ? Laptop based carputer vs desktop pc based carputer
I am busy planning my carputer for install in my impreza.
And I need to know your view point on using either a laptop as a base for the carputer or a desktop pc ? (apart from the obvious upgradeability and ease of fault finding issues)
What are the advantages and disadvantages ?
I intend to mount the laptop based one under the passenger seat, and run USB and VGA to the centre console, if a desktop pc, it will live in an old CD shuttle case in the boot. My concern with the boot is my system will have two 12inch sub woofers installed as well, how do hard drives hold up to that ?
What other issues are there ?
The basic specs will be, lots of USB2 ports, liliputt screen, 256MB ram or better, 32MB VGA or better, 2GHZ speed or better, at least two hdd and a slot load dvd to mount in the dash below the screen all these peripherals will work on either the desktop or laptop, I need to make sure my foundation is "firm" the laptop will be one that has a faulty screen or damaged external case, the desktop will be a new one.
Apps will be delta dash, MP3, windvd, garmin gps, d link usb radio, external usb sound, 802.x networking, maybe some cell phone blue tooth integration, and media car or media engine
Sorry if the answer is obvious, I am a "newbie"