I am not trying to ruffle feathers or anything, or run anything down, just a bit of constructive criticism is all. I just personally have not found some of the video's all that informative... Sorry. :peep:
Again, it is just a personal and honest statement, it would certainly be easier to praise the video. but again, sorry, I just found it lacking. That setup looks AMAZING, and I would have just like to learn more about it. (And the one in the DeLorean) Maybe these videos should be a trailer to watch for the above mentioned "90 second crowd", and if you are interested, then watch a more detailed video.
The only thing really mentioned other than the batteries is "Here we have a PDA, that is controlled also by a 10" touchscreen, and there is also a CarPC".
I would think that the CarPC should be the focal point, no just "Oh and there is also a CarPC" :)
I know Rob and the team work very hard to do the videos and such at CES, the AKfest and such, it would just be nice to see a little more information in some of the videos is all. Heck Goce spent 3 times as much time showing us the various places where we could stick the iPad mount, than was spent on the CarPC in this video. :D
Yeah, the idea of trailers + more detailed videos is good.
i watched the ipad mount video all the way through a couple of times... though trying to read the writing on the whiteboard helped contribute to that...:lol:
but i have always watched the video all the way through-- because the good stuff that i am interested in is usually after everyone else stops watching it :)
What will make a huge difference in the sleep state you are using. I is if you are using S2 (CPU, Fans, USB and motherboard are still powered for the most part) or S3 where just the memory is given enough power to sustain a sleep mode. Of course your power supply will eat a little juice in either case.
Download Sleeper and run it on your machine. (Very small and free piece of software). It will report what sleep modes your motherboard supports. If you do not see S3, then go into the BIOS and check for an option to enable S3. I have found with a couple motherboards here that they default to S2 in the BIOS, and you have to set it to S3.
For hibernate, that really depends on your graphics card drivers, strange as it may be, as well as enabling it in system properties.
I have instant on on my dual core carPC and a SMALL power cell(Kinetik HC600). Depending on the specs of your system, it shouldnt be THAT difficult to get instant on in your setup.
And for what its worth, these days the yellow top is no better than the red top in terms of floor voltage. The Red/Yellow are now essentially the same in that regard (Optima went cheap). Save your money and go red, or go even cheaper and get a kinetik power cell.