Have you considered a Chromebook? After using a Windows 10" tablet on the boat
for 4+ years I plan to upgrade to a 14" 2-1 Chromebook. I got OpenCPN 5 (Linux) working well on my Dell Inspiron 2-1 Chromebook. Advantages I see are a better touch interface, more reliable operation (I don't like Windows patching) and ability to run Android apps. Android apps offer simplicity and touch pad optimization. I'm also hoping power consumption
will be less.
I was thinking about going the Raspberry PI route
but decided against because of complexity, mobility and cost. I hope to spend less than $300 for a 2-1 Chromebook with 14" display. I will be careful to get a better processor to avoid linux
For data interface I use a Yacht Devices NMEA 2000 gateway
. Yacht Devices and other companies also make NMEA 0183
wireless gateways to get data to your devices.
Originally Posted by Oldwheels
Gentlemen, ladies, and sailors being a third species.
I have been following this forum for quite some time and been playing with Open CPN on my laptop.
Now it time to run this on my boat. Quickly in reading the threads there is a myriad of home cooked set up running. \What hardware
would you set up and buy today?
Visable monitor in the cockpit.
10 to 14 inch screen
RAymarine instruments and autohelm
ST60 RAymarine discrete instruments