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    a little laptop help.............

    I have a laptop that I was thinking of using in my car, is there a way to hook it to my indash HU thru the video input ?

    or can I use the lcd screen from the laptop for a monitor by using it thru the laptop ?

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    if u gonna use esisting in dash screen then u will also nmeed to add touch screen layer over it
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    Quote Originally Posted by tempgp View Post
    if u gonna use esisting in dash screen then u will also nmeed to add touch screen layer over it
    Only if you want touchscreen functionality. That's not a necessity.

    YIMPALAYNOT read the FAQs on screens: http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/advfaq.php
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
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    true but whats a poin having keyboard and mouse sitting in the car? hm
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    Quote Originally Posted by tempgp View Post
    true but whats a poin having keyboard and mouse sitting in the car? hm
    Typing on an OSK is a pain on the best of days. I send email and IRC from the PC in my truck, and an OSK is pointless for a guy with big hands & fingers like myself.
    The keyboard has an integrated trackpad and works rather nicely for me.


    Remember that everyone's needs/wants from a vehicle PC project are different. Not everyone is going to do it your way.
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    well then its the same as having laptop in car dokingstation =)
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    You can't shove a laptop & docking station under your seat.
    Or if you're using a wireless keyboard and mouse, in your center console or glove box.

    Some have taken great lengths to put a keyboard into their sun visor.
    Please tell me how that's like having a laptop in a docking station in your car.
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    look at the police cars
    every police car (at least in NYC) has Ridgit Panasonic laptop that docked in steal arm, and when u put it in dock it automatically connects to GPRS and charges itself,same applies to ambulances... one pity, they dont run CF or RR
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