Mini Laptops can be used as Car Multimedia Systems?

Decent and recognized branded new Car multimedia systems (LCD and CAR DVD Player only) are quite expensive these days. Their price range usually starts from 10,000/- and crosses 25,000/-

Based on their brand and features, Car Multimedia Systems (or Car DVD and CD Players) usually come without car amplifier and car speakers.

Whereas, Mini Laptops, which can be used as Car Multimedia System as well, turns out to be a cost effect, more efficient and productive gadget as compared to usual car DVD or CD players.

Used Mini laptops are also available in the price range of PKR 11,000 – PKR. 18,000 and can offer you multi-dimensional usage with easy placement of mini laptop on the car dashboards by attaching on double tapes or hooks.

We are presenting a comparison of both gadget types in following table:

CAR DVD player
usual functions
Mini Laptop

Audio Formats: Audio CD, MP3, WMA, and AAC for audio playback.


Mostly comes in the screen size of 7 inches9 inches and 11 inches



Video Formats: WMV, MP4, .DAT, .VOB for video playback.


Capable of playback of all formats if codecs are installed.


Built-in equalizer and different genre to select for audio improvement.  

Capable of equalizers
and HD Audio.

Extra loudness functions for audio enhancement.
HD Audio
and Volume Enhancer plugins

Stereo Radio

Available by plugging in USB TV Tuner.
USB playback.
3 x Usb 2.0 Playback
Multimedia SD Card Playback.
5 in 1 Multimedia Card Reader
Auxiliary Playback.
Auxiliary Playback
Most of the players lack internal storage.
80GB to 160GB internal storage

Bluetooth& Wi-Fi

Bluetooth available in selected models or generic Bluetooth device can be installed; Wi-Fi is usually available in mini laptops.


Touch Screen Capable


Some Mini laptop models are also capable of touch screen functionality.

Total Package Price Range
(Car DVD player + LCD)
: PKR 15,000 – 35,000

Total Package
Price Range
(Mini laptop)
PKR, 22,000 – 30,000

Final Thought:

As stated above, mini laptops can be used as computing devices along with multimedia gadget of your car. They can be easily fitted into dashboards by attaching on double tapes or hooks.

Please consult with technician for installation and decision is all yours.

Other mini laptops benefits include

  • 16 to 24 bit audio,
  • internal storage,
  • high resolutions
  • and multi usage for office and personal life.

If we only take internal storage factor into consideration, it is enough reason to replace your usual DVD or CD player with Mini Laptop.

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