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      08-26-2013, 09:03 PM   #1
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what laptop to get to leave in car?

I need a laptop to load the JB4 interface and the open source program on.
Terry says windows 7 may work best as he's not too sure about windows 8
Id prefer for it to be a smaller screen so its easier to use in a car.
Itll stay in the car so I can log all the time.

Right now Im using my 17" HP laptop and its a pain to pull into my lap and mess around with.

I found an acer for $199 but its windows 8
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You can try and find a small Netbook with Win7 that has decent processing power/RAM. HD space shouldn't be too needed.

Look on Tigerdirect or Newegg, usually I found good deals on them. Sometimes a refurbished laptop will suit your needs at a good price as well.
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10" netbook $120 on cragistlist
http://springfield.craigslist.org/sys/4000235265.html

JB4 doesn't use serial, right?
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10" netbook $120 on cragistlist
http://springfield.craigslist.org/sys/4000235265.html

JB4 doesn't use serial, right?
No USB, is that what the BT tool that lll need for the open flash to plug in to? I forget

Thanks for looking that up on craigslist, don't even know why going on CL didn't cross my mind lol I use it all the time
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Im wondering if I should get one that has a cd drive though
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It might make more sense to get an external drive for those few instances where you'll need one. Otherwise, a dvd drive rules out most netbooks. You'll need a full laptop. It will cost more and take up space for something that you probably won't use all that often.

Something like this is $35 w/ free shipping. You could probably find one cheaper if needed
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136261
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It might make more sense to get an external drive for those few instances where you'll need one. Otherwise, a dvd drive rules out most netbooks. You'll need a full laptop. It will cost more and take up space for something that you probably won't use all that often.

Something like this is $35 w/ free shipping. You could probably find one cheaper if needed
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136261
That's a good idea, I don't think Ill need one but Id hate to get a notebook and then one day something come out that requires us to install a cd lol
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