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Re: Minimum Specs Needed for a dedicated laptop for OpenCPN?
FWIW, installing Classic Shell eliminated 95% of my complaints with both Windows 8 and Windows 10, and opens up the selection to all the low-cost options since Windows 7 requires a higher-end business laptop or a paid "upgrade".
For dedicated use including in the cockpit, a tablet is really nice. I have a RAM mount with rubber mounting ball bolted to the top of my binnacle, and also a suction cup rubber ball for mounting it under the dodger in foul weather.
If your only plan is to use it at the nav station, then a lot of this stuff is unnecessary.
Rick S., Swarthmore, PA
USCG Certified Captain, OUPV and 50 Ton Master
ASA Certified 101/103/104/105/106
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