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Old 12 November 2011, 17:09   #1
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Ipad versus Marine plotter

So if you can buy an iPad for less than £400 with a 10" screen and iPads can have a marine plotter App installed why would you still pay 2k PLUSS for an equivalent marine Plotter?
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Because they're not the equivalent?
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Old 12 November 2011, 17:12   #3
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So if you can buy an iPad for less than £400 with a 10" screen and iPads can have a marine plotter App installed why would you still pay 2k PLUSS for an equivalent marine Plotter?
Doesn't that word quadruple the price of everything?

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Because they're not the equivalent?
I guess that's what I'm asking !
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IMO The iPad is not very waterproof nor is it robust enough to be used without a decent protective case. There is also the problem of it not being all that readable in direct sunlight which can be exacerbated by the protective case. I know the difference in price is galling to say the least between the iPad and the marine equivalent but just imagine how much more Apple would charge for a marinized version.
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If the ipad is anywhere near as Aqua phobic as the iphone then I wouldn’t take it anywhere near your boat
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Old 12 November 2011, 18:11   #7
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I think it was watchdog where they did tests on the iphone, just being in a high moisture enviroment can trip the water sensor inside voiding any warranty. i can't imagine the ipad being much better?
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You could always run some silicone around the edge of the screen
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Or you could do it in Sea fox style... the manufacturers put sealent 'near' the edge and hope it does the same thing :/
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