The All-in-one PC is more of a lap top computer than a PC.* All of the PC components are contained in the LED monitor and you have a seperate full sized keyboard and mouse.* There is no CPU box.* They either free stand or can be mounted on a wall or at the helm, etc.
-- Edited by Edelweiss on Sunday 25th of March 2012 10:44:43 AM
*I have yet to be brave enough to purchase the new generation all in one unit. I got burned pretty bad on the first gen units that incorporated the tower into the flat screen desk stands. Fans where wimpy and had a lot of heat build up. *
I have to admit the bugs seem to have been worked out of the current generation though. Marine use in a pilothouse situation should not be a problem at all.
I assume an argument could be made that repeated poundings in heavy seas over many years could shorten the life of the unit, but I don't see that many of us going to sea in those conditions. Exception being the professional mariners here. I'd assume even they wouldn't go out very often in those conditions in a personal pleasure craft.