I pray for the day that the major plotter manufacturers get off their proprietary kick and make a device that takes NOAA raster or ENC charts...
Some of these netbooks have me intrigued. Some have built in EVDO/Aircards and even GPS. If someone "hardened" it for military use, then we'd be talking. Perhaps a touch screen...who knows.
my old toughbook has all that plus under ubuntu 10.04 it works well even though it is only 500 mhz
added dock with second display for cockpit and transparent touchscreen overlay