OK, ive decided to use my old laptop with a broken screen as my carputer, and of course i have a few questions:
I saw a inverter in a camping magazine which said it converts the PC's power so it is able to run from a car, will this do? it is only $50.
I want the laptop to power on as soon as the car is started, and to power off when i tell it to, not when the cars ignition is turned off.
In the settings of my laptop it says "Avance AC'97 Audio", and when i click advanced it lets me choose between a list of speaker set-ups which include 5.1 surround sound speakers, 7.1 wide configuration speakers, now in my car i want one sub and front and rear speakers, does this mean i dont need a usb audio card? and if so then how do i use the attachment diagram with my laptop?
Stuff like GPS dongle, usb touchscreen, usb hub, do i need to power these seperatly or can they run off the laptop? and also a usb hub turns one usb input into many? or does it just act as a extension for distance?
Since I'm using a laptop what options do I have in this department? I cannot buy a PCI wifi card, so do i purchase a PCMCIA Wireless Card? What ones do you recommend, and do any PCMCIA Wireless Cards have optional antenna output?
Thanks for your help, i appriaciate it!