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Old 01-03-2013, 10:18   #16
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Re: HOw much RAM required to run OpenCpn or similar?

We have a refurbished Asus 1015 too, brilliant bit of kit and highly portable for taking ashore to connect to wifi when we are sailing. Battery life is very good too. Upped the Ram to 2Gb when we got it as Ram is cheap as chips at the moment.

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Re: HOw much RAM required to run OpenCpn or similar?

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I bought an ASUS eee 1001P netbook last year (refurbished, $225) with 250GB HD and 2MB RAM. It runs OpenCPN fine. This is my second netbook from the eee series; I really like them. I bet the 12" ones are even better.
They are. Of course, I'm not proposing lashing netbooks to an outside helm or Velcro-ing them to bulkheads. Their screens aren't, admittedly, super-bright in full sunlight under battery. They are fine at a nav station, however, and the ambitious person could connect a sunlight-bright, waterproof monitor to the outside helm and just relay the plotter to that. Another method would be to have a nice big monitor on an armature affixed to the cabin roof forward of the companionway. When you want to see a plotter display, pull down the monitor and watch from the helm. When you don't, up and off it goes.

There's all sorts of ways to do this these days.
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