Comps Specs and Screen Size
I just have a few questions that hopefully can be easily answered.
1 - I have a Termulator T-2000 . I'm not sure if you all are familar with this comp, but it's 2nd gen. stuff: AMD 300 Mhz Processor, 64 MB Ram, 4 gig hdd (i paid $150 for it). My question is, do you feel it will be good for a carputer? I only plan on using my carputer mostly for GPS, and to occasionally play CDs. I dont plan on replacing my headunit with this comp. The only reason why i'm concerned if this will be enough, is if i decide to expand the system. As i read more, i realise i might be interested in doing more, for instance, integrating my cellphone into this whole system, using a touch screen, using voice control for the navigation, etc. Now that i think of everything, i'm not so sure that this computer can handle it? What i listed is really everything i'd be interested in doing, so do you think it'll be enough?
2 - For a screen i orginally decided to get a 14" LCD screen. The quality is very good, but mounting it is a bit of an issue. Right now i have it between the passenger and driver seat, but it looks out of place. It doesnt look rediculous, but it is big. So i decided to go with a 10" portable dvd player. I tried that out tonight, and saw that when connecting that screen to a computer, i lost alot of quality and reading the small text was hard. So now I think i might go with a 7" liliput touchscreen. The only reason why im hesistant is because i feel the sreen might be hard to see since it's only 7" ? It seems like these screens are pretty much the standard though, so what im really looking for is what people think of their 7" screens...do you feel it's hard to see and eventually want a bigger screen?
Money is an issue, so getting a 10" VGA LCD screen is too expensive (unless anyone knows where i can get a nice one for $300?). I am considering mounting the 14" screen in the roof, and just having it fold down when i need it......any ideas on that?
I really don't want my install to look bad, yet i want it to be practical and conveinment for me.
Sorry is this post seems to newbish, but i have been searching these fourms and reading as much as i could, but i still felt i needed alittle help to really get started.
Thanks in advance, and sorry for the long post.