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Old 23-08-2011, 17:10   #16
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Re: Which Tablet / Notebook / Laptop Will Work ?

eeePC is an Asus brand... I've had the opportunity to play with several of them when I go to CES in Vegas.

Good little computers, suffer from offbrand stigma, As a sailor I would hope that you select the Bamboo version Bamboo Notebook by ASUS | Eee PC
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Old 23-08-2011, 17:20   #17
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+ 1 ipad for me too . Sure a laptop can do all that stuff......but no cords no keyboards no headache's for ipad . I have navionics and charts and tides app on the ipad , and they with awesome.....be sure you get an ipad with 3g if you go that route , wifi only does not have true gps . I love my android phone , but the ipad apps from the same developers have lots more functionality than the android apps . Huge difference in the navionics app . I have both , and there is no comparison .
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Old 25-08-2011, 10:54   #18
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Re: Which Tablet / Notebook / Laptop Will Work ?

eeePC is made by Asus, so you know them then:-), the 12V is REALLY nice
both in the car and on the waves.
My 900, has run of 6 roughly hours on one charge, quite respectable (the maker stated 8+ hours, but I think that was sitting idle).
if weight and size are issues this is hard to beat as it weighs in under 1Kg WITH charger.
one downside of the 900 is the drive, a solid state thing with only 16G of space as standard, there are larger solid drives but prize goes up FAST.

Oh, just one thing, some of the faster/larger ones use regular HDD's, sadly as result require more power which naturally affect batterytime, on the other hand there are solid state drives that can be switched in...
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Re: Which Tablet / Notebook / Laptop Will Work ?

An Oldie but Goodie:

HP TC1100 Tablet

Runs Windows 7
Has USB Ports
Bluetooth & Wifi
Can write on screen with stylus
10 " screen
CHEAP

Sure it's technology that's a few years old, but, imho, does a better all around job than any of the other reasonably priced alternatives and are EXTREMELY Durable. Can be had for under $200 on Ebay, and are readily available. I now have 6, and hand em out to folks to use as they please.

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Old 25-08-2011, 11:40   #20
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Re: Which Tablet / Notebook / Laptop Will Work ?

None of them work in sunlight, so you will need to shade them if using for navigation.
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Old 25-08-2011, 15:30   #21
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Re: Which Tablet / Notebook / Laptop Will Work ?

You can buy a refurbished first gen iPad 16 gig 3G with gps chip from apple for $399, the second gen one with the same features costs $629.00, I'm told they put brand new batteries, glass on the front and aluminum cover on the back.

I have the first gen iPad 3G with gps and love it!

Link to refurb iPads: http://store.apple.com/us/browse/hom...co=MjAzMTE2MTE
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If you don't need it for work, then I think an I-Pad will do.
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Re: Which Tablet / Notebook / Laptop Will Work ?

READT2GO,
Well, you've gotten some good advice / ideas here.....perhaps I can add one more...

How about a full sulight viewable netbook computer???
The Clover Sunbook.....
SunBook
SunBook Reviews

It's not an I-Pad, but rather a full-featured 10.1" netbook....
It's pricey.....$795.....
But seems to do a LOT for the money.....

Using your criteria....it compares well.....
a) MS Windows 7.....(but should allow you to load/use any "pc" software)
b) It has LOOONNNGG battery life (approx 12 hours...some are getting even more...)
c) fast charging...
d) not sure of the power supply / 12vdc...but should be, as it is designed as a low-volatge system....
e) Built-in Wi-Fi......
f) NO built-in GPS....(ext. GPS USB-pucks are cheap)

g) AND, it also has optional built-in G3/G4 wireless....


Here's a thread I started, asking others if they've used it yet....
Anyone Using a Clover Sunbook Full Sunlight-Viewable Notebook ?


I hope this helps....
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Toshiba NB205 netbook has great battery life. My unit is at two years and still going, less than $300 outlay. I plug it in ashore whenever the batt gets low. Has Windows XP and I can run Ubuntu (linux) if I want.
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Re: Which Tablet / Notebook / Laptop Will Work ?

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oh, forgot to tell you, EEEPC netbooks use 12V
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Mine does not!

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And I WOULD go for an internal GPS model, unless you are NOT going to use the tablet for navigation.

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Panasonic Toughbook.
Meets all your needs and is waterproof and shockproof.
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Re: Which Tablet / Notebook / Laptop Will Work ?

Barnakiel, what model do you have? I went to nearest computer place and checked four different and they all had 100-250 50-60Hz to 12V DC adapters.
also there are car adapters for 12-24V, the car adapter seems to be more or less a 12V voltage regulator capable of 4A so should be really easy to make one for little money.
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Barnakiel, what model do you have? I went to nearest computer place and checked four different and they all had 100-250 50-60Hz to 12V DC adapters.
also there are car adapters for 12-24V, the car adapter seems to be more or less a 12V voltage regulator capable of 4A so should be really easy to make one for little money.
Asus EEE PC 1001 HA.

Charger (output) 19 V, 2.1 A

Actual consumption below 1.5 A - running a single, simple task (e.g. a nav software with GPS plugged in via the USB).

I have seen a 12 Volt run model too but consider it cannot be run of boat's system which is not stabilized. A stabilizer is a cost too, hence I run the netbook of a 12 Volt charger or a 120/240 one - depending on where we are.

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I have seen a 12 Volt run model too but consider it cannot be run of boat's system which is not stabilized. A stabilizer is a cost too, hence I run the netbook of a 12 Volt charger or a 120/240 one - depending on where we are.

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  1. I have an Acer Timeline which is 12 Volt and seams to work well.
  2. barnakiel, when you say "stabilized", are you talking power?
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