It looks like it would work
really well and I like the price
. Looks like its the 2go convertible classmate PC here in the us. $415 is pretty good.
2goŽ Convertible Classmate PC NL4 W/ 2GB/ 320GB/ 6C PCs, Laptops, Monitors and 2go PCs
Another option is a used Panasonic Toughbook CF-19. You can get used ones on craigslist and ebay for $300-$500. They are really rugged and have touchscreen capability. They may not have the latest processors... but plenty of speed for navigation
. I use one that I bought for $250 on craigslist. I use PolarView charting software
and a Globalsat BU-353 gps antenna
. The whole package was cheap
and works really great. Even though my Toughbook was cheap
, it still has an 80 gig hard drive so I can store pics and videos on longer trips.
If you are computer savvy, I think laptop/notebook navigation can be great. The flexibility of a real computer with keyboard is excellent.
We also have a couple of tablets (iPad and a Vizio). I installed Navionics
on these as a backup. A Vizio tablet costs $150, has gps
, 10 hour battery
is about $50 for most areas. This is a great stand alone backup system for $200. Plus the thing fits fits into a gallon ziploc freezer
baggie and you can use the screen
right through the baggie even if you double bag it.