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OK, so 90% of what I'm going to write is probably old hat news to most of you guys, but what the hey. I just got a Samsung Galaxy TabE Lite. It's about the size of a paperback book...a little taller and a lot thinner. It's an Android device, a personal "computer" with a touchscreen. The thing has a built-in GPS receiver. I got this because my friend Jackie P. showed me hers, which she has encased in a toddler-proof shockproof case with a handle. Since I'm about as coordinated as a toddler, and I'm a lot taller (so that impact velocity of the Samsung Galaxy when it hits the cockpit sole is higher for me than for a toddler) I got one of those, too. It's purple. woooooo. Now I can find it in my sailing bag. The TabE light is a great size to have in the cockpit. I'm installing Open CPN on it, and downloading a bunch of NOAA charts. The whole thing will live in the cockpit in a seal-able plastic bag, stored in a fabric bag that hangs from some hooks. Down below I have a Compaq laptop from the early Pleistocene, on which I've installed a free copy of Windows Vista that I have had lying around. I just bought a new battery for the laptop as the old one was toast.. There's a USB "hockey-puck" SIRF-chip GPS receiver that I got for Christmas that plugs into the laptop. It was $15 on ebay. On the laptop I have Open CPN and a mess of local NOAA charts, as well. The laptop is not waterproof, so it stays bungee'd to my excuse for a chart table, down below. Total cost was $65 for the brand-spanking-new Samsung Galaxy on ebay, plus %16 for the new battery for the laptop. Now I have mapping GPS on big screens in two places on the boat. Man, do I feel all "modern", or what? I could not see paying hundreds of dollars for a dedicated marine charting-GPS display. I don't have a steering wheel with a pulpit, so the sex appeal of having oodles of electronics at my steering station kind of doesn't work for me. What' your setup?