Originally Posted by Bay Pelican
I have switched to using nettops - which are stripped down desk units selling for around $229-$250 US. Require 110/220 current and a separate monitor. I plug a GPS puck (no battery no screen, just GPS info), and run two different chartplotter programs. That is all I put on the navigation computer. Oh, the only other program is for the Keyspan adapters for my AIS connection.
might be my next move if/when laptop dies... depends where tablets get to in a few years...