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A 'simple' laptop, windows 2000 and nav software ONLY. Pulls the min of power when needed (under sail), have the battery option if bank voltage drops, and is cheap to replace.
A compaq Evo worked well for me, got if for free as network card was broken.
Bring it along where it suits You onboard, no big loss if broken.
Then keep a back-up set in Your main comp/laptop if needed.
However if You have unlimmited of power, money and space choose what fancy You.
There are two things quite some yachties do when they arrive a new place:
Look for spares to fix windmills,alternators and chargers.
Look for computershops to have their lap tops/PC's fixed.
Murphy's laws rule at sea!