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I think concerns over hard drive failure in carPCs are vastly overstated. I'd certainly use a laptop drive on a rubber mounting to be as safe as possible, but I know people who've run carPCs for years now without having any hard drive problems. It's also worth mentioning that a lot of modern laptop drives have got inertia sensors in them and will park the head very quickly if G-forces exceed the acceptable tolerance for the unit.

I've got an old Pentium-M laptop which is mostly complete I'd love to turn into a carPC, but small touch screens are remarkably expensive. Perhaps I can find an old 10" LCD from a POS unit and put one of those industry standard 10" USB touch panel overlays on it - they're quite cheap too and the combined cost ought to be much less than an 'off the peg' soluition.

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