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Electric Bill's Mobile Desktop!
Electric Bill, an upstanding (when last we checked) member of the PC Perspective Forums, is a man with a plan and the skills to see it through to completion.
Where some would look at the space between the seats in a Grand Caravan as a place to stick a pet, small child or perhaps a beer keg ... Electric Bill saw the possibility of creating the best mobile computer system ever.
So, without further introduction, I will let EB take over ...
When I bought a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan last July I thought, "There's this big space between the seats - wonder what I should do with it?"
How many times have you been somewhere and thought, "Sure would be nice if I had my desktop here".
Yeah I know, laptops can do most of the things that desktops can do but the tiny keyboard and touch pad just don't do it for me not to mention that trying to use one for vehicle navigation can get pretty exciting when you hit the brakes or make a quick turn and your $1500 laptop obeys Newton's 1st law of motion.
There's also the fact that laptops throttle down the CPU when ambient temperatures go up.
Now while it's not impossible to take your desktop with you on a trip it is impractical but how about installing one in your van or SUV?