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    What do you think of this?

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    Looks like someone's trying to rival the iPad with an "everything else" option. But seriously, I'd have to reserve judgment till I could get one in my hands to play with it. For in-car use, I'd say its way underpowered.

    One day someone's gonna come up with one of these with WIN7, an OLEG screen, plenty of power and a dock designed for a double din slot and 8 USBs (6 rear, 2 front).
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    do you mean "OLED"? The ipad isn't the first, nor will be the last tablet PC. Statements like this amaze me how powerful the Apple Marketing Machine really is. The MSI tablet announced at CES is more powerful and has better features (software and hardware), but got completely ignored by the masses. Apple pops out with a product that's almost exactly as innovative as an iphone (which this point is meh), and people can't stop going goo goo all over it.

    As for this device, I question the quality and reading the description makes me question it even more.

    As for any ARM device not being powerful enough, check your sources. ARM processors, even at 600MHz are plenty fast enough for the car. The problem is software being too slow and not efficient enough. Granted, such a device is *way* too underpowered to run something like Windows 7. But Windows CE should run fine as well as pick-your-flavor of Linux.
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    I call BS....winCE and linux preloaded? Using what bootloader?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kev000 View Post
    do you mean "OLED"? The ipad isn't the first, nor will be the last tablet PC. Statements like this amaze me how powerful the Apple Marketing Machine really is. The MSI tablet announced at CES is more powerful and has better features (software and hardware), but got completely ignored by the masses. Apple pops out with a product that's almost exactly as innovative as an iphone (which this point is meh), and people can't stop going goo goo all over it.

    As for this device, I question the quality and reading the description makes me question it even more.

    As for any ARM device not being powerful enough, check your sources. ARM processors, even at 600MHz are plenty fast enough for the car. The problem is software being too slow and not efficient enough. Granted, such a device is *way* too underpowered to run something like Windows 7. But Windows CE should run fine as well as pick-your-flavor of Linux.
    OOPS,I thought I put OLED. (That's what happens when posting from the tablet in the car - - - even while parked )

    I can't imagine ARM being able to multiprocess half what I got running right now even with streamlined software and being useful.

    And yes there are more and more great PCTablets out there getting no recognition. And what's truly unfortunate is they're all moving away from where WE (CarPCs) need them to go.
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    Ya, its another Mobile Internet Device. They have been another before the iPad.
    i search MID on google shopping http://www.google.com/products?hl=en...=next&start=10

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    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.31523 here it is for $275

    Seems pretty cool. BTW the screen resolution is 800x480 no HD. But it has an output HDMI.

    They will need to be imported from China. The company's website is here:
    http://en.smartdevices.com.cn/



    My opinion is that they seems really cool and have the functionality of a netbook (kind of). Also Ubuntu now has Ubuntu MID Edition.

    Very interesting,
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    On further research
    look at this:
    http://www.amazon.com/Clarion-MiND-I...5160508&sr=1-2

    Clarion MiND it is $150 with an Intel Atom processor (custom os though, blah) 512 RAM, 4 GB of flash storage +sdcard slot. Built-In Wifi , Bluetooth, GPS Antenna/Receiver

    small 4.6 inch screen with 800x480 resolution. but they claim HDMI output.

    I would like to hear some reviews of these MIDs. They are quite interesting,
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    I'd be really interested to see one of these in the carpc setting... what kind of software support is out there for these things... particularly, besides LinuxICE, what frontends exist for Windows CE, Andriod?? What kind of GPS software is out there?? Will they work with a USB GPS??

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    Quote Originally Posted by firstorbit84 View Post
    I'd be really interested to see one of these in the carpc setting... what kind of software support is out there for these things... particularly, besides LinuxICE, what frontends exist for Windows CE, Andriod?? What kind of GPS software is out there?? Will they work with a USB GPS??
    Atom processor means it could run a full version of windows or linux. Although with its terribly slow Atom Z500 processor you will probably be at your destination before the OS even finishes loading.

    There are really no front-ends for winCE or android at the moment however linux (including linuxICE) can run on the arm processors that are usually found in these embedded devices. Therefore linuxICE with nGhost, openMobile or revFE are possible on these devices.

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    Sorry, by "these" I meant the original poster's link to the SmartQ V7 device with the ARM processor. Do you think you could get a decent GPS to run on one?

    The Clarion Mind's 4.8" Screen and 1.3 hour battery life are really deal-breakers for me, even if it is cheaper with a built-in GPS.

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