Mini PC to Navigation display
After 6 months of trial, I finally found the perfect PC for my 535i. The Stealth.com LPC-460.
Link to specs: http://www.stealth.com/littlepc_460_mobile.htm
Xenarc sells this for $359
Built for Mobile, In-Vehicle Computing
Start Up/Shut Down Safety Feature
DC Power Input 10V-26VDC
Powerful Intel Core 2 Duo Processors
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
3D Graphics with 16x9 Capability
Built-in Gigabit LAN, USB 2.0,
1394a Firewire, Audio, Serial, Video
Low Profile Rugged Aluminum Chassis
Slim Slot Loading Optical Drives
Solid State Hard Drives (SSD) optional
Windows 7 & XP Pro Compatible,
*other O/S Options Available
5.7"(W) x 9.9"(D) x 1.65"(H)
(14.6 x 25 x 4.2 cm)
I turned my car into a mobile office with a rear display (Touch panel) my passengers can use while I am driving. The car has:
CarFi on board: Autonet Mobile
Google Talk/ Video Chat
Windows Media Center
Microsoft Office with voice translater
Optical drive to play movies
Voice activation: Google search and video chat.
Safe driving, no physical input. Say "Home Depot" and you're on your way.
900 TV Channels if connected to FiOS.
Windows 7 with 5 input options, including voice:
Google home page, with GoogleTalk chat session:
Logitech Webcam covers both front and rear passengers:
Full internet capability:
Rear seat touch display:
Slingbox works great
Installed Outlook on Stealth today, and activated the Windows 7 Speech recognition.
Everything is working with voice commands i.e. say "Start, Outlook" and you have it hands free. Then you can say "Press Down" to scroll through the messages, "Press Enter" to open them, "Reply" and start dictating, "Send", "Close window", etc.
For anybody who hasn't tried the Windows 7 Speech recognition yet, it just needs to be turned on and configured for the microphone. It is blazing fast and accurate.