|ricko, thank you for the dimensions. |
yes, i do plan to run windows, with the lack of decent gps software for linux. i'm betting the 400mhz transmeta processor will yield better performance than what i've been experimenting with thus far. I actually have a fujitsu stylistic 1200 mounted in my viechle (using a RAM mount www.ram-mount.com) and a custom aluminum mounting plate. i can post pictures if interested. however, there are several problems with this setup. one, the touchscreen is not resistive and requires the use of a pen (have lost it on ocassion.) secondly, the processor is only a pentium 133mhz, great for mp3s, but not powerful enough for gps naviagation (not to mention both at the same time.) the only benefit of the stylistic is the built in battery pack, which will power the unit when the ignition is turned off. I was thinking of using the iopener, but this option got fairly expensive. adding a touchscreen was around $150 and it was plagued by a slower, 200mhz rise cpu (pr266.) Then came along the GTC, which seemed to answer my chief issues. I have a delorme earthmate gps receiver with an optional USB adapter (also powers the receiver so no need for batteries, big plus) which should work nicely. I read somehwere on this board about a DC to DC adapter intended for notebooks that will supply the needed 19v power. $20 from officedepot was it? I ran into a similar issue with the iopener and came up with similar answers (laptop dc to dc adapter) so I'm not worried.