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    Variable Bitrate Grimey's Avatar
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    Moody, ME

    Mac vs. PC

    Just something I made up to help me justify why I can get the mac mini and not worry about it.

    Just as a side note, none of the prices include shipping, they are also all in US dollars so for all you crazy europeans you may need to do some converting .

    I built both the systems as close as possible, if one had a DVD burner so did the other, if one had 512 ram, so did the other. The only thing that is obviously different is the source of power (since I was unable to find any CarNetix adapters for the Mini) and the speed of the CPU (1.25Ghz vs 1.0Ghz) but in Mac world that's not really a big deal.

    If you're looking for the Excel sheet that I made you can find it here:

    Just download the file and hack it up as much as you'd like.

    The system is based of a system that will fit in my 2000 Dodge Dakota Club Cab with using the motorized 7" touch screen from digitalww (assuming it ever gets there). Just so you have a little background the plan for the mini install would be to mount it in my glove box with the power inverter at the front of the car. As far as the PC, it would go under my passenger seat and be wired straight to the battery with the DVD burner placed inside my arm rest and mounted.

    I'm currently weighing the pros and cons of both systems but I'm pretty sure I will be going with the Mini setup and not getting the superdrive and just getting the combo and another external HDD for cheap and using the drive in the Mini for the time being.

    Hope you enjoy .

    Feel free to post any questions, comments or concerns about what I did. Hope this helps as a building block for your carpc.
    Dak TruckPuter:

    Mac: - Researching and Awaiting Funds

    Changed to planning for a Mac Mini Trukputer...w3rd.

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    Variable Bitrate BiohazrD's Avatar
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    You forgot to add to the mac:
    "Device that adds right click functionality, oh wait, there isn't one" + $9999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999 9
    Quick! To the Popemobile!

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