Just got a new car, does it need a carputer? [Questions!]
I just recently got a 2005 Nissan SE-R. Initially I wanted to put only a nav in because I honestly felt that was the only thing missing in this car. I eventually came here and seems like I have endless options with a carputer.
The main things I want to do with my carputer are:
1) Use primarily for NAV
2) Occasionally watch movies
3) perhaps have a word processing in order to record things
My goal is to mount my 7" liliput here where this person put in a GPS
I'll most likely store the pc itself in the glove box
I have a few general questions:
1) Is having a carputer the type of thing that requires a lot of maintenance? As in more so then my desktop computer in my house?
2) I live in NJ so does extreme hot and cold temps affect the comp at all?
I don't want to spend more then 700 and found someone to sell me a full system for that exact price. It includes...
Voom carputer case
Epia m1000,512mb ddr, M1-ATX car power supply (auto startup and
shutdown with car ign.)
20gb shock mounted laptop drive w/ ide adapter.
Everything has been assembled and all the wires are wrapped.
7" touchscreen LCD
an external USB slimdvd drive
I just want to make sure that this system is sufficent for me.
Its a brand new car so I'm nervous to start ripping it apart for an install.
thanks for everyone's help.