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Thread: Asus $400 UMPC..perfect laptop install?

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    Quote Originally Posted by anik321
    screen man .. screen.

    its all in the daylight readable screen
    what's your point?

    you can use whatever screen you want. :/

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    eee pc is too expensive for carpc
    I just bought intel BLKD201GLY2 board and all the stuff (mem, hd, etc) except the screen for about $320

    definitely better then eee (auto on-off with the psu, smaller)

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    they are not expensive... don't forget this thread is a few months old now. at the time, the $399 4G was the only one available. now you can get other models brand new for $250.

    I can't see how your setup could be any smaller than the eeePC. your motherboard alone will be about the same size if not bigger. add the HDD, PSU, etc and its much fatter/thicker.

    also, the eeePC is self-contained and fully assembled. your time is worth money too

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    Quote Originally Posted by ComputerGeek View Post
    $60 is pretty good for a 16gb SSD (unless it's a useless expresscard SSD).. who sells them for that price?
    Sorry, when I said "flash drive", I mean't a USB thumb drive - I wouldn't go so far as to classify it as an SSD, since it's certianly not in the same class as far as the high-endurance SSD's.

    But in case you're still interested, I saw it here:

    http://www.supermediastore.com/adata...y_080124InactA

    CarPC v2.5 up and running - all hardware installed, skin configured, and iG tweaked like crazy. Now for OBD-II, and voice control, and camera plugin, and... :nutz: - it never ends!

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    ASus EEE doesn't come with touch screen does it?

    and so, how do u expect to use it as a carputer

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    there are plenty of people who use carputers without touchscreens. you can mount tactile buttons for your primary features like song changing, volume, gps, ect.. with a serial port connector and girder.

    my touchscreen died and mp3car refuses to help without me spending hundreds of dollars for their 'repair' services, when i can just get a whole new lilliput for $260. the screen still works, but when it won't calibrate and when i touch it, the curser goes to the corner. nevertheless, i am now using a $12 touchpad from ebay.... not the safest thing when driving, but i dont interact with my carpc a lot while im driving anyway. im considering making tacticle buttons and soldering a serial connector to do my common features.
    2003 Nissan Xterra Worklog

    Total amount spent so far: $1196.64

    You will probably spend AT LEAST 2x what you initially budget for your CarPC Project!

    2003 Nissan Xterra - Modifications

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigergibb View Post
    there are plenty of people who use carputers without touchscreens. you can mount tactile buttons for your primary features like song changing, volume, gps, ect.. with a serial port connector and girder.

    my touchscreen died and mp3car refuses to help without me spending hundreds of dollars for their 'repair' services, when i can just get a whole new lilliput for $260. the screen still works, but when it won't calibrate and when i touch it, the curser goes to the corner. nevertheless, i am now using a $12 touchpad from ebay.... not the safest thing when driving, but i dont interact with my carpc a lot while im driving anyway. im considering making tacticle buttons and soldering a serial connector to do my common features.
    Uh, why not just buy a new touchscreen for $40 or so and install it yourself...it's not complicated, and it would be quite a bit faster than fabbing buttons.


    ...and with regard to the eeePC, one could simply buy a usb touchscreen touch panel (again, for $40 or so) of the appropriate size and mount it over the existing screen. Problem solved!

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    whats a 40$ touchscreen?
    the cheapest i see is a lilliput 7" for about 200 on ebay

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    he means touchscreen controller + overlay, which is probally around 70 not 40... but still a lot cheaper.

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    if the cursor moves itself into the corner then the touchpanel is pressing against the screen bezel. this is very easy to fix and won't cost you anything!... you may be able to fix it just by pushing that corner in so that it's not pressing against the screen bezel. if that doesn't work then you'll have to open it up and loosen the screw that holds the screen in that corner.


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