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    Laptop or Desktop or Mini or none?

    I am new. Sorry for posting before searching... but my plan (been working on for a month) of putting a Pioneer screen/dvd/gps fail thru. My dash sticks out to far and wont fit it.

    I want something small and dont want to put too much time into building the computer... because I know the install will probably take me forever.

    Anyway, my goals are:

    external dvd
    mp3
    satellite radio
    GPS
    7" touch screen in dash

    I'm also only looking to spend about 2-300 on the screen and 3-400 on everything else. I might go without the gps for the time being if it is too expensive. Is it possible to spend this little, or should I not waste my time?

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    Search, Search and Search Again.

    If your intrested in the Mini, check out... http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/maccar/,

    or check out Bugbytes project, he's done an awesome job working with a Mini-mac, he's good when it comes to explaining things, check out the FAQ sections too, gives a great Laptop vs Desktop topic.
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    I guess what I am really searching for is the most cost effective solution to get everything I want. What if I found a cheap laptop w/ a broken screen and hooked up an external screen and power supply? like this
    I think a mini might be too expensive for me to get decent power. A laptop should fit under my seat too.

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    Is there a laptop car power inverter that will do the function of turning the computer off when the car is turned off and on when car is on?

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    Go the FAQ's and read up. You'll find 99.5% of answers there, and if you have any more questions come back and ask.
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