1) Kudos to a well-formatted and clear post.Originally Posted by boltz
2) You sound like one of the kids telling Xzibit 'Please MTV, pimp my ride!'
Seriously, everything you've mentioned has been rehashed here over and over again.
Any monitor you get is going to have some issues in direct sunlight. Build an anti-glare screen and/or tint your windows.3) I want a nice touch screen display.
-Has to be quality
-I would like something that isnt useless when the sun is out, so if there are screens that accept glare better than others Id like to hear about it.
-I heard that lilliput arent as good as the xenarc?
The smaller motherboard is more important.4) A small cpu would be best so it isnt lunking around and so it is lightweight.
EPIA-series motherboards are good for small spaces.
You know you asked for it.Some things I dont know enough about, or am hazy on...
-How do I set it up so that it doesnt turn off when I turn the key from on postition to crank up the motor? (basically Im worried about the computer starting to F*** up because of being turned off without using shutdown
-How do I make sure that when cranking the motor, the computer wont get messed with?
-What should I do for power? I read that most people here arent fans of power inverters?
There are various schemes that people use to allow the computer to survive cranking and to shutdown properly.
The Opus DC-DC power supply is the favored option. It simply turns on the PC by shorting the motherboard pins (same one your desktop power switch is conencted to) 5sec after crank. This doesn't allow you to use the PC with the car off, however.
People have build tank circuits and all sorts of stuff.
Inverters work, but they aren't efficient. The Opus (and equivilants) are DC-DC. Simple. An inverter must convert the car's DC to AC, then the computer power supply converts it back to DC for the computer.
They also generate heat. There's also a lot of them that aren't as good quality, causing problems for some.