Go Back   Cruiser Log World Cruising & Sailing Forums > Cruising Forums > General Cruising Forum
Cruiser Wiki

Join Cruiser Log Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-18-2012, 03:31 AM   #1
Admiral
 
Auzzee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Home Port: Darwin
Vessel Name: Sandettie
Posts: 1,726
Default Computers on board.

I have recently bought a small tablet to supplement the main laptop I use at home. I have looked at waterproof cases for the laptop and I am happy to keep it for main boat use and for watching TV and movies.

Does anyone use a tablet exclusively? Is there a reason apart from processing speed and screen size why one would opt for a laptop over a tablet?

Do you use an expensive laptop or a cheapie notebook?

As far as waterproof cases are concerned: Is Pelican the industry standard or are there good, cheaper waterproof cases available?
__________________

__________________
"if at first you don't succeed....Redefine success"!


Auzzee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 06:35 AM   #2
Moderator
 
delatbabel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 687
Send a message via AIM to delatbabel
Default

I use a tablet on board upstairs to supplement the main nav laptop which stays downstairs. Also I feel that 2 sets of charts (Navionics and C-Map) provides a bit of a backup. I have a regulation-issue waterproof case I got from Whitworths, it seems to do the job. The big advantage of the laptop is that the wind instruments, AIS, etc, all feed into it, not an option for the tablet. The laptops I prefer are Panasonic toughbooks, which can be had for a reasonably cheap price second hand on eBay and similar sites.
__________________
= New South Wales, Queensland,
delatbabel is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Osprey On Board Eclipse The Poop Deck 1 11-20-2010 04:57 PM
New To The Board ram The Tavern | Welcome Aboard 3 03-01-2009 08:52 PM
New On Board norwestsailer The Tavern | Welcome Aboard 9 08-14-2007 08:21 PM
Tv On Board Auzzee General Cruising Forum 1 05-26-2007 04:26 AM
Computers, Auzzee The Poop Deck 11 05-17-2007 05:51 PM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

RV & Travel Trailer Communities

Our RV & Travel Trailer sites encompasses virtually all types of Recreational Vehicles, from brand-specific to general RV communities.

» More about our RV Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


All times are GMT. The time now is 01:50 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0