Silly me, they already exist and are readily available, and in at least one instance include street navigation software. Just hadn't considered that before . . . interesting! 🙂
Well, now, that raises an interesting idea for the DV8P: a GPS dongle accessory that could be used on trips, inserted into the tablet's microUSB port. 🙂
Dear Mr Bronze,
That is not a good solution. Smart phone can use gps device in their hardware. I would like to suggest to dell to insert gps device default in all DELL Laptops.
Min Oo Thwin
There is no hardware GPS present, per se, but there is what is called "aGPS." aGPS uses your computer's IP address to approximate where you are but only to an accuracy of about a couple miles.
As far as I know, aGPS uses mobile network to localize the device. Technology you described is called WPS (WiFi Positioning System). And that isn't a feature of device but of the Internet.
I never heard about Navionics (maybe that's because I never sailed). I checked out their website and seems that there's an option to download maps and work on them without internet connection. So if You use offline maps - you don't need WiFi connection.
But, You'll need GPS signal to track your position, because V8Pro does NOT have bulit-in GPS reciver. The best choice will be external bluetooth reciver or, if you have an android phone with GPS, you can use app called 'GPS2BT' - I use it and works fine. If you have any trouble to use this app with V8Pro, please contact me.