Mac Mini Carputer?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by ericksgotmac, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. macrumors regular

    Nov 22, 2008
    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?
  2. thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 22, 2008
  3. MTI
    macrumors 65816

    Feb 17, 2009
    Scottsdale, AZ
    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.
  4. macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Los Angeles Area
    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 forums, thats a carpc forum.
  5. macrumors 65816


    May 2, 2009

Share This Page