Just as the title states, I'm looking for the best/cost effective laptop tuning components (hardware, software, and interface). Thanks fellas.
Links too please!
Links too please!
I agree with netbooks. I got a Toshiba NB305 from a friend solely for tuning. Battery lasts longer than any tuning session I'm going to do away from power lol. It's alot better than lugging around my 15.6" widescreen Asus G50VT-X5.Netbooks if you want new will suffice. Even Accer has a $300 full size laptop at Wal-Mart with decent specs and windows 7 and would run T/C no issue. I have to check my laptop recycle pile at work to see if there's any goodies worth turning into tuning laptops
Just the connector. You need to tell whoever you buy the interface from about this or you will get the wrong connector. I think this is how the 1995 F-cars are (OBD-1 with a DLC).Also, is there any difference between the actual 'under dash' port from OBD I to OBD II, as again, I've got a 96 with an OBD I PCM w/ tach mod? I'm a little confused at looking at the TunerCat site.
Okay, I have a newer Toshiba laptop (XP, 1 GB RAM, yada, yada), but it has no serial port, something I thought was indeed needed to tune our cars. What about OBDII? I've currently got an OBDI PCM with the tach mod, but would like to update my OBDII PCM when it's time for inspection.
You actually could be better running the OBD-1 conversion PCM for your emissions check (in Ohio). PM me for details.Also, is there any difference between the actual 'under dash' port from OBD I to OBD II, as again, I've got a 96 with an OBD I PCM w/ tach mod? I'm a little confused at looking at the TunerCat site.
Should have hacked a gen 1 x box.http://cgi.ebay.com/HP-Compaq-Tablet-PC-TC1100-Touch-Screen-Wireless-/120609722910?pt=Laptops_Nov05
That tablet would be awesome. Especially at that price.
I use my POS surfing laptop, its 13" Sony Viao, for tunning.
I have a desktop that I am doing a car pc with. Permanent install.
Ditto. I plug it into the high def tv in the living room when I need a bigger desk top.I'm using an ASUS Eee PC running Windows XP.
Wow thats a great idea!Ditto. I plug it into the high def tv in the living room when I need a bigger desk top.
I've got Aknovaman's cable modified to a 1/4" head phone jack. I did panel mount head phone jacks in both my vehicles so I don't worry about the cable coming undone accidentally. Some modding was required.