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Carputer refers to any computing platform that is installed in a vehicle. While some aftermarket carputers are available to consumers, most carputers are built by enthusiasts using desktop PC components from smaller form factors like the mini-ITX  or microATX. Carputers are mainly used for playing music and DVD movies, connecting to the Internet, and navigation. Carputer may also be called Car PC.

Also see From AT to BTX: Motherboard Form Factors in Webopedia's "Did You Know...?" section.

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