I was considering an 8" portable dvd player for in car use by the kids on a long journey but I wonder whether a laptop at £500 is better value? Does anyone know how easy it is to run a laptop from a ciggy socket? Any other drawbacks to my plan?
If you got one with decent battery life you may be able to watch a DVD by running off the battery without the need to plug it in to the ciggy socket or otherwise. You would have to shop around to get one with a budget of £500 though.