Reflective Fujitsu tablet as a daytime monitor
So I'm in the planning stage for a carputer system for my 2008 Sequoia.
I want something big up front, but I plan to keep the headunit. So it's not going to be an integrated solution.
I want a big transflective screen, but I'm not willing to pay for those currently in the market. They're small and over priced. I'd rather buy TWO screens, a cheap 7" regular one in the overhead console for night time viewing and a big transflective/reflective one for day time use (I mostly do my driving during daytime). The screens would be mirrored and as one becomes invisible, I start using the other.
So for the second screen I'm thinking of using a Fujitsu slate tablet PC with a reflective screen (which I suppose gets brighter the more light it gets, and it's completely invisible during nighttime.
So I'm thinking of a Fujitisu ST 5011D or something even cheaper. I would adapt a touchscreen to it, and probably wouldn't use the digitizer (as Turbocad did on his FX, I think). The Tablet does not have VGA input, but I thought about using RealVNC, MaxVista or the free ZoneScreen.
So do you think the cheap Fujitsu has the horsepower to play DVD, Visualizations, with the above software? There's also the ST5031D, or the 4121? The 5011D is a Pentium Mobile 1GHz with 512MB RAM for instance.
All the processing is done via Core2duo in a miniITX case, it's just a matter of displaying what is being sent to it? Anybody ever tried that?
I'll think about mounting options later, but I'm thinking of a tray coming from the huge console between the front seats, that can be hidden from view when not in use, and that can slide and tilt up to the OEM screen if need be, hovering above the cupholders...
Of course, I'd have to power both computers at the same time, I have a M4ATX, not sure what else I'd need for this to work, and I'd probably would connected them via wired network for speed, but I'd test wi-fi too (it would work as a wireless monitor, how cool is that?).