I run 2 different Aspire One onboard. The oldest one is now 3 years and only have 1,5 GB RAM. And the screen
is broken. Nevertheless it works like a charm hooked up to a really cheep 14" touchscreen (800x600) on the navstation and a larger and brighter waterproof screen
outside in the cockpit
I bought a 9 cell Acer Aspire battery
(ebay from china) and with AAFan (similar fan-program are out there on the web) to keep the fan (and the power... and the salty air spray on the motherbaord) to a minimum I get about 13 hour running OpenCPN
and my little favourite program NavMonPC on one charging
. Using dc/dc plug
or just normal 230V from a puresinusinverter.
The other one is newer and a little bit better (Aspire ONE 250 with just one GB memory) but running awful win7 and some crap from Android...)
Will soon enough make the latter an XP again...
The 2 old IBM thinkpads is still running XP and got the handy serial-port and the screen is large enough to run 1200x720 so that is good for MaxSea
For controlling i use a trackball glued to the chart table or just for showing off: AirMouse on a Ipod via the WiFi
onboard. Wonder why we always do repairs
instead of lying on the beaches...