iMobile Atlas Car PC: Does GPS, High Speed Data, and Windows

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The iMobile CarPC is a full fledged PC that fits in those double-sized car stereo slots. Yea, it does turn by turn with the built in GPS module and its 6.5-inch touchscreen. But on top of Windows, it runs a top layer UI program, like media center, with big buttons that makes for easier clicking while swerving. The cool thing is that it has both Bluetooth and a PC Card slot. I'd drop in an EVDO card, or tether it to an EVDO cellphone for some high speed highway browsing.

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Most second tier GPS implementations look like hell. Surprisingly, iMobile Atlas's screens don't look half bad.

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The PC also has a light sensor that switches the display from day to night mode, Core Duo chips, a 40gb HDD, a DVD drive, half a gig of RAM, an AM/FM tuner, XM hookups, and a 40 watt, 4 channel amp for driving speakers directly. When its out in Feb, it'll ship with Vista v1.0. Car crash jokes, anybody?

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DISCUSSION

Monty
Monty

Fortunately, no one would ever actually use this computer while driving. That would be dangerous. They will diligently pull over to the side of the road, look over the driving directions on the screen, browse for porn with their EVDO card, and then slowly move back into traffic after their 15 minute break is completed - much in the same way we all pull over to the side of the road to talk on our cell phones.