There are lots of laptops that meet that criteria.
What do you mean by "native power"?
I'm thinking of going Ebay diving for an old laptop with a broken screen that I can use for my carputer.
What's everyone had the best luck with for a carputer?
No great amount of CPU power is needed, I think RAM is much more important. (around 1Ghz seems ok)
I'm thinking these are the priorities:
1. MUST have USB (USB 2 if possible)
2. has to go above 384 Meg RAM (1gig would be nice)
3. should have one serial port native
4. native power would be nice (but been a long while since I've seen a laptop want 12-13V)
5. line-in would be nice
6. being able to do a 7" screen's native res would be a bonus
Anyone have a laptop that fit most of these?
Many laptops these days have car adapters available, and there are 3rd party models available too.
For a serial port can't you use a USB to serial adapter? I'm sure you can pick one up on eBay.
Look for something less than 3 years and it should meet you criteria.
I'd prefer a real serial port, always had better luck with them. (except for having to remember to disable the serial mouse detect with XP)
So noone's had any problems with any laptops a few years old?
(esp trying to do 800x480 video?)
800X480 is tricky & hit or miss, especially on an older laptop built in video. if that's important then try to search for a sucessful laptop install at that resolution & try to get the same one, cause more than likely, I wouldn't count on it running 800x480 without adding like a villagetronics video card or something. 800X600 doesn't look too bad as reasonable comprimise I guess ...
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