Argonaut 15″ monitor under $1,000, and other good new$

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now pleased to have Ben Stein as a very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Please don't regard him as an "expert"; he's getting quite old and thinks that "fadiddling fumble-putz" is a more accurate description.

2 Responses

  1. Jack says:

    In my humble opinion Navionics’ explanation for lower Platinum’s pricing is a “playing game” one.
    The price dropped by $200. It is enough to check some on-line shops to see that 2GB Compact Flash Cards dropped down with their prices not more than $100, usually around $50. As far as I know no revolutionary memory technology has been invented recently, that could explain the reduction of $200.
    I believe there are other reasons. With $299 price for Platinum Navionics is first of all hitting C-MAP’s MAX MegaWide, offering more features for the same price. Then maybe Navionics is preparing for Garmin’s kick off of BlueChart G2 cartography.

  2. Bob says:

    Regarding the Tflex-G615: The price is nice, but I don’t understand why a waterproof “marine monitor” would require 110v AC instead of 12 volts DC by default. Especially when most LCD displays runs on DC internally. They do offer some sort of 12 adapter, but then one ends up with 12v DC to 110v AC to ~12v DC (internally in the monitor) which isn’t very power consumption friendly.
    I have two LCD displays on my boat that I removed the powerbricks and connected directly to the boat’s DC system and they work fine. It is gettng harder to find LCD displays that still have powerbricks…..

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