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If you later want to connect to a PC you can add a Raymarine E85001 (150 bucks) which is an interface box that allows seatalk to talk directly over the network. Once a PC (laptop) is connected you have the option of using Raytech navigation software with your GPS.
The C70 series is a seatalk 1/NMEA 0183 device, Raymarine E series are Seatalk 2, NMEA 2000 compliant which has a whole world of other fun stuff.
My boat came with Raymarine autopilot (SmartPilot) and control head, plus tridata instruments (ST60) but I went with the Lowrance 5200c for my chartplotter for full NMEA 2000 compatibility (and price - didn't see a need for a 10 inch display).
Using the full networking abilities NMEA 2000 brings you can do fun stuff such as playing video directly on MFD, having a webcam pointed at your engine/bow/blindspot/bow etc.. all kind of nifty stuff becomes possible.