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    laptop or a mobo and touch screen solution?!

    hi!
    I wonder what is better to use a separate mobo and lcd touchscreen or a laptop.whatīs the good things about the laptop and whatīs whit the mobo and touchscreen.I think that itīs easyier to upgrade the separate mobo,a laptop must bee replaysed when you going to upgrade,the power solution is easier whit the laptop tought.come whit your opinions?!exuce my bad english hope you understand does anyone know where i can by a 12v ATX power supply to finland,are there any stores i germany prehaps?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enforcer
    ATX in germany, do a search for ACE 916V.

    laptops are limited, go for seperates.
    I disagree...

    Laptops are shock resistant, they have everything you need already built in, and if you get a port replicator, you can take it out very easily without worrying about unplugging everything.

    I'm still very much considering this route.

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    I am going to have to disagree with your disagreement...laptops are more limited than conventional component pc's...the only exception is a port replicator that has someplace to sit, and even then you have power, shutdown/startup, and space issues. At the moment, a mini-itx/opus/lilliput is a nice flexible $500-600 touchscreen solution for an in-car pc. This of course assumes you are starting from scratch...if you need to use stuff you already have (ie, laptop) that changes the game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by telekineticfool
    I am going to have to disagree with your disagreement...laptops are more limited than conventional component pc's...the only exception is a port replicator that has someplace to sit, and even then you have power, shutdown/startup, and space issues. At the moment, a mini-itx/opus/lilliput is a nice flexible $500-600 touchscreen solution for an in-car pc. This of course assumes you are starting from scratch...if you need to use stuff you already have (ie, laptop) that changes the game.
    I think it's a great idea to start with a laptop if you have one. I know the issues of startup/shutdown but i'm using one in the car at the moment for testing and only have to press the power button on once at the start of the day (leave the DC adaptor on when not in the car) and shutdown with the touchscreen. With this my laptop is always on and just the screen turns on/off with ignition meaning it is ready straight away, no delay.

    They are limited but if you can pick up a cheap one (busted screen?) with all the bits on it you need then they are a good buy to start you carputer project.

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    At first I was going to put a laptop in, but had issues with it, most was the speed of the processor, and I didn't really want to use an expensive laptop for the job.

    also I knew the project would outgrow what ever I started with and a Desktop style is far more flexible to upgrade and the suchlike than a laptop.

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    ...it all depends on what you want, and how much you want to pay...and how reliable you would like your setup.

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    ...and finally, what you already have on hand to work with.
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    Yup

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    Quote Originally Posted by telekineticfool
    ...and finally, what you already have on hand to work with.

    surely that's between him and his hand?

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