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Old 16-07-2016, 20:36   #16
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Re: Computer monitor: 12vdc, energy efficient, etc.

Originally Posted by skipgundlach View Post
Laughs, as had I not read the thread, I've have suggested you contact Bob (immediately above) as he knows everything there is to know about computing aboard.

Not insignificantly, he is the king of customer service, and despite my being able on my own, has built the original, and more lately, the replacement computer aboard Flying Pig, provided the WiFi system we've used for over 10 years (with upgrades/mods, but essentially identical function), and one of us.

If you can use him, pay the very few bux and have him build/configure it for you; you'll have a lifetime of support to go with the excellent craftsmanship. Read his warranty specs just to get a shock, at Marine PC's & WiFi by IslandTime PC - I have NEVER encountered that level of commitment elsewhere.

I second the motion that Bob at IslandTime is both knowledgable and service oriented!

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Old 17-07-2016, 05:45   #17
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Re: Computer monitor: 12vdc, energy efficient, etc.

Originally Posted by svgitana View Post
Dear cruisers,

I have spent hours on the internet searching for a computer monitor that has the following specifications:
- 17-21 inch
- 12 or 19 Volt DC power input
- low energy consumption (less than 15 Watt)
- brightness >= 250 CCD
- VESA mount

The search was mostly unsuccessful (often just leading to very expensive marine monitors > 1000 EUR). There are some previous articles on this forum, but they seem outdated as there is newer LED backlight technology on the market.

QUESTION: can anyone recommend monitors that fit this description?


PS: I am running a Gigabyte brix as boat computer (GB-BXBT-2807). Definitely fast enough and quite low power (about 6 W).
Do a search on Nexus 12 volt Television combo units. Television, DVD built in, and connections that allow it to be used as computer monitor as well as connecting it up to your GPS or Radar if you wish. Inexpensive units that I have found fit my cruising lifestyle nicely.

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