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Very nice, interesting device. I like it.
The screen looks bad though (glossy, not very bright anyway, terrible viewing angles). Not sure how can they solve this now, unless they just replace it.
Here's a review of the Vliiv x70
And running windows 7:
Ok ok... first off, anything with a USB in and an OS can run a GPS. So that issue is solved.
Mounting harware is a non-issue for people like us. Fairly easy to create, and they can be a fairly small footprint in the dash. Here is one already being made for the iPad:
As for a replacement for a carPC... it IS a carPC. Designed well, and with the support of some software junkies (i know there are some here) I think a modestly powered slate could do everything and more that most users would ever want.
And finally, as for screen size... I'd probably hook up a 42" plasma to my windshield if it wouldn't get in the way of my reverse camera. Bigger can be better.
I'd like some of those lights in my truck like on that taxi cab quiz show that lights up like an inverted 70's disco floor on my roof.
True.Mounting harware is a non-issue for people like us.
True.As for a replacement for a carPC... it IS a carPC.
And true!And finally, as for screen size... I'd probably hook up a 42" plasma to my windshield if it wouldn't get in the way of my reverse camera. Bigger can be better.
You mean a $455.00 Plasma like this one? It's amazing how far prices have come down for plasma and lcd...Oh wait: there's this $569.00 12.1 Xenarc...(Maybe it's the touchpanel that makes a difference).
I bought myself a used 12.1 Tablet for $700.00. 12.1 transflective screen, with core2duo computer attached in the back as a bonus. Once you see Visualizations/NAV/Traffic/Google Earth on a 12.1", you don't want to go small, unless you have to. For a truck, it's the way to go.
With the idea of having a tablet you can take with you as well as run your car entertainment through, what are the options for GPS software under windows? Is there much at all?
Also would it be possible to run a capacitive touchscreen permanently mounted to the dash, which also USB connects as a second monitor to the tablet?Or would something along the lines of an atom processor not handle two touch inputs well enough?
HARDWARE: Fujitsu Stylistic ST5111w/WiFi and dock, internal Hitachi 500G HD, external 1TB HD, Sierra Wireless Aircard 550, DVD-RW, BoomzBox HD radio, XM Commander, Delorme GPS, Saitek X-52 Pro joystick, BluSoleil Bluetooth, TPMS, FB, Elm327
If you're talking about the Vliiv, it looks pretty slow and I wouldn't consider it.
However the ExoPC looks pretty smooth to me, might be an advantage of me holding onto my old ****ty slow machines for far too long that anything current tech looks fast though haha.