Search Term: BoseSo far from what I've read, I'm still gonna need a HU or an amp to power the Bose speakers. Is that right?
There might be some info in there to help you learn what you need to do.
http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/lcd-display/Do any of you guys know what size screen will fit my vehicle?
There are stickies in there that provide the monitor dimensions. I'd recommend taking your own measurements so you know for sure.
Read in the laptop forum...there are specific products that exist where you don't need an inverter.I'm also gonna need an inverter (at least 350 watts) to power the laptop?
Read up on the screens....I'd also recommend starting here since it appears you're not familiar with computer monitors and the different video technologies.I'm assuming I'll be connecting the laptop to the touch screen via s-video?
That's not that much in all honesty. ESPECIALLY if you're removing your factory head unit and replacing it with a CarPC. Even still....a CarPC runs about 10-20 amps...hardly anything to worry about.Do you think I need another battery for more power since I'm running so much, or will what I have now suffice?
I'd really recommend actually LOOKING at some of the screens to see what connections they have. I wouldn't go off of what other people say when spending this kind of money. It's best to do your own research so that you're absolutely sure about what you're buying and what you are getting into.Do touch screens have usb and mini jack inputs so other things like iPods can be connected?
You won't be able to connect your IPOD direct to your screen. You should read up on the different front-ends avaliable: http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/front-ends/
I know I'm telling you to read a LOT on your own, but with this kind of project, you really should know 100% what you're getting into. This isn't exactly something you just jump into and get done in a weekend, unfortunately.