98 Mustang Laptop Carputer install set to begin
Hey all. I am new to this forum, new to car PCs, but not new to audio or computers in general. I have been doing a lot of reading lately and are about ready to start my first project. I want to install a MTS12000 VGA montior in one of the two DIN slots in the dash. I would like to have my laptop mounted to the back of the rear passanger seat. This would allow me access inside the car, if need be, as the seats fold down. I have funding for the project, but would like to learn a little more before I begin the installation process. I am assuming I will need to run a VGA and USB to the monitor, audio to the Mach 460 through the amps in the trunk.
The system will be used primarily for Mp3s, DVD, and TV, but most likely wireless internet and GPS in the future. I have done a lot of reading throughout the forums. I have also searched for info on Mustang-specific models.
What is the easiest way to get the DC power to the laptop? Is there anything else I am missing? What are the benefits and downfalls of having a laptop based setup as opposed to a desktop, besides cost. I am most concerned about portability and ease of use. All help is appreciated.