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Looking for a Mini LCD monitor (VGA)

Discussion in 'Members Lounge' started by Krumlink, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. Krumlink

    Krumlink New Member

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    I have been looking around for a mini LCD monitor that is reasonably small (under 10 inches), but the only ones I have seen are not VGA. I was thinking of getting a fit-PC and mounting the computer onto the monitor and have a tiny computer & monitor. If you see any, post a link.

    fit-PC
     
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    blueroomelectronics Well-Known Member

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    You can get a Netbook for cheap, they have 7" to 10" LCD displays and probably cost as much for a refurbished unit as a fit-PC
     
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    Im not looking for a netbook to rip apart I was asking for a mini lcd screen.
     
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    Assuming you can find one, it will almost certainly cost far more than a netbook.
     
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    decent prices for those pc's, and they run off 12V.

    Are they a reputable company, as I might just get one
     
  7. Krumlink

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    They have been around for a while and they seem to be making decent sales, and they are coming out with a new version. I would get the slim as it has WiFi.
     
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    Thats why Im looking for a mini LCD so I can attach them together and run them from an SLA battery :D
     
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    Krumlink, probably should have done your homework first. You're going to be hard pressed to find a VGA compatible LCD small enough, you could use a mini LCD TV but the resolution on those is crap and I didn't check to see if the fit-PC had a TV out. A netbook is going to cost you less than a fit-PC + and LCD you could likley adapt it to run off a 12 volt power supply easily and it outspecs the fit-PC in every catagory.
     
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    Go on e-bay and do a search on 7" VGA LCD. There's at least a dozen options.
     
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    blueroomelectronics Well-Known Member

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    The 7" eee PC is 100% solid state. Perfect for a bot and can be found for less than $300.
     
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    The LCDs on e-bay cost around $175 US. Sell your fit-PC for whatever you can get for it and buy a netbook. You still have a chance to get out of the money hole you're going to dig yourself into getting an inferior micro PC to a usable state.
     

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