Wherever we go for a long trip, we always carry the laptop with us, to keep our kids entertained while riding for hours and hours. My car dont have a car entertainment so we just bring the laptop, and play the kids favorite movies so they will not get bored during the trip. I was planning to get a car entertainment, but hubby said that we really dont need it, the laptop is much better cause we can also browse the internet, and play games online, while he drives. I agree with him, what he said is true and more practical. But we sure need a speaker like one of those altec lansing speakers to connect to the laptop, so we can hear the sound clearly from the laptop. The speaker of the laptop is not enough to understand the movie. I havent bought one yet, maybe I will check the thesource.ca for affordable speakers that we can hook to our laptop.