- Jan 31, 2009
Thanks and I'm close to ordering the motherboard and it will use the same chip set as the ASUS.................I may be doing something similar, using an ASUS eee 701 I bought 3 years ago. You might want to consider a computer in the "netbook" class because they're compact yet powerful, and many will power from 12v, with a peak power consumption of 20 W or so.......
and this power supply....
along with a 320 gig drive. I'm hoping the whole computer and monitor will come in under 30 watts and think it will. It will go in a case that is about 10 1/2 X 10 1/2 X 3 1/2....
I'll add all of that to the build as it happens. I'd considered just buying the computer, but I wanted a detached monitor so I could put it up by the companionway opening where we can see it in the cockpit. I will also be able to move it down into the cabin for computer use or to watch DVD's.
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