Yup, I'm a novice, but I rather quickly surmised that whatever car pc I would end up buying did in fact exist somewhere in this world and it was in fact not draining my car from is box on the shelf . I just need to decide and get it a little closer to the car then I'll figure out where the switch goes to circumvent that draining problem.
Ya, I just have to get "edjamacated" in the new language of these new (to me) chipsets and video options.
Anyone have a link to a good site that explains the tech behind some of the more common solutions ?
(i.e. a 500 Mhz celeron and a 500 Mhz P4 run at the same "speed" but they are not equal in performance. I guess you could reduce it to "what are the newer proscessors and motherboards" (assuming that they are more powerful at a given speed than their predecessors), but that hasnt always been the case.)