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post #28 of Old 03-18-2007
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Given that very little on a boat...including most current nav programs...require much in the way of hard drive space or vast computing power, once again the case is made for looking on laptops as semi-expendable devices (like impellers, maybe?). That said, you could buy eight three-year-old used laptops for the cost of one new Toughbook or the flashier sort of Mac. Maybe the idea is to buy two or three at a time, back them up to each other once a week or so, and then to keep the "spares" in sealed bags with dessicant. You've have spare power supplies as well.
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