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November 30, 2005

Whosa Whatsa Car PC?

Every once in a while Car PC stories pop up and then they just die. This cycles stories are about a Buick [ehomeupgrade.com] and a Ford [mp3car.com]. Yes, they look professionally installed and the shots of the screens show some great eye-candy but, how much do they cost? I'm guessing the Ford was well over $1k while the Buick was probably more around $600-$700.

For most people this is quite cost prohibitive considering the capabilities you get in return. For most end-users it boild down to a DVD/CD player, possibly digital media file player and possibly GPS display. Because of the flexible nature of these systems they are capable of so much more than anyone is probably using them for. maybe in the future we'll see systems similar to these living up to their full potential, until then we have to settle for the geek status.

Posted by Guy at November 30, 2005 9:51 PM