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I second the spare charger suggestion. I like to have a charger wherever I use the laptop. That way, I exercise the battery less, which can help it last longer.

Also, buy a high capacity battery. For the Lenovo T60 it makes the battery pack stick out the back about 3/4 inches. It seems like the extra 50% battery capacity makes the laptop last 2 times as long when not plugged in. Must have somehting to do with the voltage that the laptop automatically turns off (voltage under load), since it couldn't be simple capacity thing.
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I use a laptop and GPS for my charts as well as a 15" built in flat screen in the cockpit. I can use a wireless mouse to control the laptop in the cabin and still see everything out side. At the same time always have paper charts. Not only is it the law (at least here in Canada) but it will be well worth it when (not if) the laptop crashes.
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Just adding a note to this thread:

I haven't tried it myself but apparently, if you have one, you can use your Blackberry as a modem. This is only available for certain models of Blackberry.

If you're cruising within Blackberry range then this could come in handy.
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This is actually true of a lot of the 3G cellular phones, with the notable exception of the iPhone.
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Just adding a note to this thread:

I haven't tried it myself but apparently, if you have one, you can use your Blackberry as a modem. This is only available for certain models of Blackberry.

If you're cruising within Blackberry range then this could come in handy.

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