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I have a friend who drives cab. This person also is in the middle of writing another book. They want to be able to write while out on the road and not use a net-book or laptop. (I tried to suggest a net-book or laptop would suffice but they want the ergonomics of their desktop keyboard)

Throw me some options please.
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Why can't they just get a regular or wireless keyboard and use it with a laptop?
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post #3 of 12
Mini-ITX system with a battery pack? Laptop with a wired/wireless keyboard? Your friend sure limits the options, hahaha.
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post #4 of 12
The only thing which might make sense would be an integrated car-puter, but that would cost a lot more than a budget laptop (and would be about as upgradable), and he would still use a wireless keyboard if he wished to interface with it anyway.

I agree with the laptop + wireless keyboard would be the way to go.

If he can't balance a laptop on his dash, or in the passenger seat while he types, then I suppose he could get either a convertible laptop, or a smaller one which would fit, or perhaps a small external monitor he could connect to the laptop's video out.

I simply don't think a small integrated computer would be worth the effort and cost considering he doesn't want to use it as a media center, but rather to type on it.

A laptop is a small computer BTW, with the benefit of not requiring a lot of extra crap to tote around. A convertible tablet and wireless keyboard would be my choice, especially if your friend doesn't own this cab, or want to cut it up installing a PC. Transporting a typical PC (even a very small one) inside a cab would be silly.
Edited by RonindeBeatrice - 8/18/11 at 8:28pm
    
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ty for the advise, a laptop/ wireless keyboard just makes more sense.
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nettop with wireless keyboard. or laptop or does the ASUS Transformer or iPad work with wirless keyboards? That'd be cool.
   
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post #7 of 12
I would suggest a tablet with 3G and a Bluetooth keyboard. He can get dash mounts for tablets plus can use it as a GPS while driving. Also, probably pretty easy to run off a typical USB cigarette lighter adapter (of sufficient mA).
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Android phone with voice recording app.
post #9 of 12
laptop with another screen wireless KB/mouse?


if not... just buy a tablet type thing.. ? netbook that flips around to a tablet even?
how long does he really have to sit their and start typing?



if all elese fails....

pencil and paper? lol small book.
    
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Android phone with voice recording app.

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