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Old Aug 18, 2009, 05:41 PM   #1
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Mac Mini Carputer?

So I'm getting my first car soon, I don't want some cheap stereo and tossed CD's everywhere and all that 1990's non-sense. This is my plan,

Mac Mini, custom painted all black- Mounted where the stereo would go.
All-in-one Card Reader mounted right by it.
8" touch screen for the Mac Mini
USB Hub/Extension Cords(?) Mounted onto the dashboard as well.

Any more ideas? I'm also going to put in a special spot for my iPhone 3GS, so it won't be hanging out of the cigg. charger. Maybe up on the front so I can use the GPS? Perhaps I'll just use Veency to view the iPhone's screen on the 8" touch screen.

My final question is this. Would a G4 iMac be enough to play music, movies, videos, surf the web, and other small things without being UNBEARABLY slow? I can find a G4 Mac Mini for around $300 but a newer Mac Mini for $500. What are your opinions?
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Old Aug 18, 2009, 05:54 PM   #2
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Really? No suggestions o.O?...
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Old Aug 18, 2009, 06:18 PM   #3
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There's no end of full installation reports on Google and YouTube. SSD drives seem to be a logical choice. Having a carputer isn't everyone's cup 'o tea.
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I have a small Aopen mini pc on my car and they work great. I would think a G4 would be adequate for listening to mp3's and maybe a few vids.

Go to mp3car.com forums, thats a carpc forum.
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Old Aug 19, 2009, 04:02 AM   #5
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How about an iPhone or iPod touch?
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