PC PLOTTER SOFTWARE
It's often said that a modern washing machine has more computing power than a PC from 10 years ago - and, by the same token, a marine chart plotter has to carry almost as much processing ability as a basic laptop to support the complex graphics that are now expected as standard.
With that in mind, it's not unreasonable to question why you should have to pay twice over for all this expensive electronics - once for a chart plotter, and again for the computer that is now almost essential to modern life. Why not combine the two? After all, with the right software a laptop can offer a bigger screen than the average plotter, a lower overall price, and the facility to send your emails and browse the web as soon as you come within range of a WiFi signal.
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