Running Carputer from Mac Laptop?
Hey guys, I'm new to the forums but have been lurking for quite some time. Outstanding information and extremely informative. I have been looking into getting a carputer for some time now, and have been leaning towards purchasing a mac mini. Some features I would like to include are dvd playback, gps, and storage medium through my alpine alpine iva 310 deck. I came across a mac laptop (I currently own a desktop but don't use it nearly as often as the PC) for an affordable price and was wondering if you thought it was powerful enough to handle the things I wanted. Here are some of the specs:
.42 GHz PowerPC G4 processor; 512K level 2 cache
1 GB of DDR SDRAM; supports up to 1.5GB
120 GB Ultra ATA hard drive
DVD±R/CD-RW SuperDrive + Slot-Loading SuperDrive
14.1 inch (diagonal) TFT active-matrix XGA color display
ATI Mobility Radeon 9550 with 32MB of video memory
Built-in 10/100BASE-T Ethernet and
Built-in Airport Extreme wireless networking (802.11g) and
Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
Firewire 400 port
Two high speed USB 2.0 ports
VGA video output; S-Video and composite video output
Lithium-ion battery for up to 6 hours of running time
Let me know what you guys think, thanks in advance.