Quote Originally Posted by justchat_1 View Post
It depends on what you want your setup to do.....try posting that and we can point you in the right direction.
This.

For the lighter user (which it sounds like you are), both traditional carputer and iPad will provide the functionality you're looking for. If you want to get into data logging and video capture and other projects that people have done, you're looking exclusively at a carputer.

Quote Originally Posted by soundman98 View Post
but being that you are considering not going with a car computer, i would say to go the easy route with a ipad install-- i am not convinced that you are ready for the upkeep and setup of a carputer.
So so so true.

Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert View Post
And with an iPad, you're limited to what you can do with it. Examples:

Case and point: A real PC in your ride can have an internet connection for hands-free Skype calls and your GPS navigation software can still provide directions.

Multitasking on an iPad? Is there an app for that?
Wow. Ignore him.

"An iPad in your ride can have an internet connection for hands-free Skype calls and your GPS navigation software can still provide directions.

Multitasking on an iPad... it was announced months ago and will be here with OS4.0. There are even apps that do it now."

That's how it should have read.



OP, check some of the build threads, both in/out of the iPad/Mac forum and see what your needs/wants are. As much as you hate windows, macs are behind the curve in terms of front end solutions. You wouldnt' be seeing the traditional "windows," you'd be seeing the front end software.