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    New Guy Needing help.

    I am a college kid on a budget but I want the pc in the car. I am green to all this and how to actually run it.

    ~I would like a 7" monitor touch screen
    ~The ability to watch movies
    ~surf the internet though wifi
    ~run a consult interface from my ecu so I can have live engine specs
    ~have am/fm radio and or music though computer or ipod

    My idea was to have a laptop under my seat( I have a few sitting around that I don't use) and have it connected to the monitor. I am just confused on how to do this and how to have the audio though the car speakers.

    I know I need to have a amp or a radio head unit located somewhere else. I thought about having a one din pop out monitor and having the radio below it too.

    Is there a radio/monitor built in one?

    Do I run the vga from the laptop to the monitor or do I run the usb to the monitor and use the vga for the consult interface?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Free6ird View Post
    I am a college kid on a budget but I want the pc in the car. I am green to all this and how to actually run it.

    ~I would like a 7" monitor touch screen
    ~The ability to watch movies
    ~surf the internet though wifi
    ~run a consult interface from my ecu so I can have live engine specs
    ~have am/fm radio and or music though computer or ipod
    First off, you should start by doing l9ots of reading specifically in the FAQs. They are disorganized and it will require sifting through a fair amount of crap, but diligence will pay off with answers to most, if not all of your questions.

    My idea was to have a laptop under my seat( I have a few sitting around that I don't use) and have it connected to the monitor. I am just confused on how to do this and how to have the audio though the car speakers.
    Easily achievable.

    I know I need to have a amp or a radio head unit located somewhere else. I thought about having a one din pop out monitor and having the radio below it too.

    Is there a radio/monitor built in one?
    Not any with enough quality to warrant a recommendation.
    Your best bet is radio through the PC. There are multiple options for this.

    Do I run the vga from the laptop to the monitor or do I run the usb to the monitor and use the vga for the consult interface?
    Both.
    VGA for the video signal.
    USB for the touchscreen control.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Thanks, this is giving me a direction to pursue. I just had a few little confusions. I am headed over to the FAQs now.

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