What useful feedback. Especially pleased to hear about the robustness compared to what I expected. With the price of SD memory dropping, having a few 8 gig cards for dedicated purposes possible - I now use a tiny HD vid camera on board -easy to keep to hand. And it takes 8 gig SDs so presumably I can record vid (less than HD) and use the eepc to upload directly. Great stuff!
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24-11-09, 17:03 #11
24-11-09, 17:05 #12
Are you guys all speaking in tongues? I don't understand all this stuff ... thought I'd read that the little Acers haven't got enough grunt to run chartplotter software so dismissed them. Regret I live in an IT wilderness ... will have to get a man in to tell me what to buy and set it up for me ... what it is to be a little behind the technological times!
24-11-09, 17:14 #13
''Answer the General, Baldrick''
'' I can't Sir, I don't know what he's on about''
24-11-09, 17:17 #14
Yup! ... you got it.
24-11-09, 17:30 #15
24-11-09, 18:00 #16
We have had an EEE pc the early 701 on the boat . I put windows xp on the machine so I could use Memory Map with all the charts and OS maps of s west of Scotland our sailing area. We have a USB Holux GPS receiver plugged in so it can act as a chart plotter with all the usual features. We also have a vodafone PAYG dongle for internet access and to receive emails very useful as the credit on it is not time limited. The EEE PC has been very useful small and easy to store on a small boat
24-11-09, 19:34 #17
24-11-09, 21:24 #18Registered User
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24-11-09, 22:06 #19
I don't have the link to hand but The £100ish Asus was one of many alternatives on Amazon and I was surprised to see recommended accessories as a CD drive (note CD) for £25 or less and a DVD drive for not much more. The factor of course, being that most programs edg charting etc are CD, and films etc requiring DVD. (Although this is arguable - I've spent years enjoying films in SVCD format) For a few extra quid I'd go for the DVD but for some, the CD option will suffice eg. for music I prefer Mp3s stored on CD rather than DVD as I can visualise whats on a CD - plenty -and am lost on the massive Mp3 capacity of DVD. I'll get to the modern world one day!
24-11-09, 22:23 #20