Mac Mini Carputer?

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

  1. macrumors regular

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    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

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  3. MTI
    macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  4. macrumors 603

    rgarjr

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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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