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Thread: $399 Intel Car computer?

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    $399 Intel Car computer?

    Would you buy one?

    We are thinking about launching a product based off of the Intel Little Valley Motherboard

    Features:
    1.33 Ghz Intel Celeron Processor
    1gb Memory
    80GB Hard drive
    6-24 volt input with regulated power supply
    SIS Graphics cards supporting a wide range of resolutions including 800x480
    90 day warranty

    Pros:
    Cost effective, Fast, 800x480.
    Big bang for the buck
    Rock solid Intel motherboard

    Cons:
    2 external USB ports
    No StreetDeck support
    No PCI/PCMCIA Slots
    No internal optical drive


    The following upgrades might be available:
    HD upgrades
    Wifi
    USB Hub
    Express build and test options
    Windows XP home or PRO
    Install Windows and Windows updates
    Add option for CD player w/ enclosure (~25$)
    90 day warranty w/ upgrade to 1yr 2yr 3 year
    Linksys Bluetooth module
    5 AMP Bench power supply
    USB Sound Card

    Sorry for the bad pictures but this should get the idea across.
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    No Streetdeck support meaning you can install the software but if any problems arise tuff... Isn't that the policy on streetdeck already unless you buy it preinstalled with hardware.

    Seems like a good deal for the starter outer....
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    The video drivers on this board are not compatable with StreetDeck at this time. That's why it's not supported.

    We are currently working on a solution for it, but at this time it's not avaliable.
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    I would think that mp3cars best interests would be to sell hardware that worked with streetdeck. But if theres good profit in this anyone I am sure people not willing to pay the money for streetdeck will buy it.
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    I would be more interested in the MB, CPU and RAM. That is a nice small MB with USB 2.0 and is a reasonable price.

    But I already have all that (other than the usb 2.0)
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    1.33 Ghz Intel Celeron Processor
    No. Now maybe it if it had a Pentium.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ODYSSEY View Post
    No. Now maybe it if it had a Pentium.
    Ah, embrace the power of the hamster.... that would be several architecture generations of improvement for me in addition to about a 4 times improvement in clock speed
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbkowns View Post
    I would think that mp3cars best interests would be to sell hardware that worked with streetdeck. But if theres good profit in this anyone I am sure people not willing to pay the money for streetdeck will buy it.
    While I can understand where you're coming from, I'd like to add that we don't want to limit our customer base to product that ONLY runs on StreetDeck. If they could have a much less expensive solution to their CarPC, I feel it's our job to provide that as an option to them, StreetDeck support or not. There's no reason we should limit our users to StreetDeck. Competition makes for a healthy market and better products. Of course, we would rather our customers purchase StreetDeck and a StreetDeck compatable system, but providing other options is also (I feel) necessary.
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    i'd be hesitant to buy one only because of the 1.3 celly... i mean thats gonna run about the same speed as a m10000 in real world situations.
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    hmm...seems like a fairly good option for people looking to do the basics though.

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