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Pico-ITX

Discussion in 'Other CPUs and chipsets' started by Flux, Sep 9, 2007.

  1. Flux

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    and for a mere 350 aud, Cant think of any good use for one of these.
     
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    im sure someone will think of something for it. maybe something security related (via padlock?)
     
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    My friend is wanting to buy one to do a game cube mod.
     
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    I reckon it's awesome. Great little powerhouse, considering how small it is.
     
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    I've been looking at getting one of these for a car pc. Awesome size, but you are losing some connectivity options compared to the slightly larger Nano-itx boards.
     
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    I hear that. Nano-itx is too big to fit in a DIN, and I really have nowhere else to put a pc in my car. Just need to find myself the right sata ssd and slot loading dvd drive, not to mention build a faceplate and some power filtering... okay so theres quite a bit to do if I'm honest
     
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    It would certainly be an interesting application. :thumbup:

    The video playback is a bit average but then i wouldn't be doing that anyway unless i had a car full of mates on a road trip, but it only really struggles with higher res stuff. As much as i would love to stick a 24" monitor on my dash.. i just can't see it happening. :lol:
     
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    I always wanted to buy a big van, black out the back windows and put a 42" plasma w/ dvd player against the front wall, chuck a lounge in there and a mini-fridge, and you've got a mobile lounge room.

    more than likely totally illegal though!
     
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    webcam on the bonnet streaming live video to the lcd in front of the driver. pfft who needs windows to look out of :lol:
     
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    I am sure the cops would love the live feed :p
     
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    My god, Via actually comes out with something I wouldn't have to be paid to use..

    Could make a mighty fine Linux bit torrent downloader, fit it inside a nice little case and bobs your uncle.

    Past that though, its rather useless.

    I don't see the need or application for a CAR-PC, infact, I never understood why people bother.

    Its unfortunate that its video output sucks balls.

    Gimme a high definition capable pico board with USB and I'll buy it so damned quick :p Just strap it under a projector, hook up gigabit land to it, wireless kb/mouse, stream off video from your file server to your heart's content!
     
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    Yeah video playback wouldn't be the best - but for the most part you wouldn't be needing to playback anything higher than 800x480 (typical 7" LCD res).

    I used to think the same way, but there are actually a lot of practical uses for a car pc. I'll be using mine for:
    - OBDI Data-logging
    - GPS navigation / mapping software
    - AV playback
    - bluetooth integration

    A car pc works out cheaper for all this functionality compared to typical car components (and you can't run data logging software on a headunit).
     
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    I wonder if you could modify a laptop battery to run this little machine?

    How do those batteries operate - can you step down their output?
     

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