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What is the price for laptop GPS?
jftrujillo@comcast.net
What is the price for laptop gps?
What is the price for laptop gps?
Marvin Hlavac
Hi jftrujillo,

Welcome to Laptop GPS World.

If you are asking how much it costs to set up a laptop for GPS navigation, then I'd say it can be as little as around $50, if you buy for example Microsoft Streets & Trips 2009 with GPS Locator. It contains the software program, and also a USB GPS receiver. That's all you need. Some other packages may cost you $60, $80, $110, and perhaps even a little bit more.
Steve Hartman
Well around 500-600 US $.
You can go to any portal for this.
malaki86
$500-600 you can get a cheap laptop from Wal-Mart and Streets & Trips (or Street Atlas).
Mandolin Guy
The more specialized you get, the more it costs. For instance, programs aimed at truckers (with weight station info, bridge clearances, etc.) are more expensive.
dtong22
Can$69 assuming you have a laptop/umpc. Just ordered that yesterday


http://www.gpscity.ca/item-garmin-gps-18-usb-deluxe/oem18usbdlx.htm

That includes

1. GPS 18 Sensor with USA Connection
2. Integrated Magnetic Base
3. Automotive Windshield Mount
4. City Select USA Mapping Software
5. nRoute Software for PC Laptops
6. Owner's Manual
7. Quick Start Guide

Apparently this is on sale price. You may find a different amount later on
Ken in Regina
The only drawback of that GPS18 package will be the map data (well, and the GPS18 is older technology so it doesn't get a location fix as quickly as current technology). The City Select North America series was discontinued a couple of years ago, at v7. The map data in it is copyright 2004. If you plan to use it much in cities (versus just highway navigation between cities) you will need to upgrade to a new version of City Navigator North America.

...ken...
dtong22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ken in Regina
The only drawback of that GPS18 package will be the map data (well, and the GPS18 is older technology so it doesn't get a location fix as quickly as current technology). The City Select North America series was discontinued a couple of years ago, at v7. The map data in it is copyright 2004. If you plan to use it much in cities (versus just highway navigation between cities) you will need to upgrade to a new version of City Navigator North America.

...ken...
Ken

So that is the catch? ok. I have never been a fan of Garmin. Because of the price point, I went ahead.
So the upgrade will cost me arms and legs?

http://www.gpscity.ca/item-garmin-gp...em18usbdlx.htm The heading meant that I have bought the City Navigator USA. But the small print down further the link refers to City Select. So the two are different? I am in trouble or the seller is misrepresenting?

Daniel
tcassidy
I think someone who ordered that recently said it came with CNNA NT v8. This is an acceptable product but 2 versions behind the latest
Garmin maps. Not particularly good in the wilds of Canada but ok in larger centers. You have to realize the GPS 18 is discontinued by Garmin. That is why it is so cheap.

Terry
dtong22
Terry

Should I return them? I have not even received the items yet? Is that a dead end product going nowhere?
I believe I can use the USB gps for other software as Garmin has provided a driver for 3rd party software.
An update of my iGuidance 3 is very much overdue

Daniel
tcassidy
Depends what you want them for. Under normal conditions the GPS18 will work fine. Takes a little longer to obtain lock and has problems in canyons but it is magnetic and waterproof so you can mount it on the hood or roof. I used one and its equivalent, the BT GPS10 (not 10x) for quite a while.

CNNA NT v8 really depends on where you live. I found it unusable in Ladysmith, about the age maps of your iGuidance v3. However, for another $100 or so and you can add MG Canada v5, a vastly superior product for Canada than iGuidance 2009 in terms of POIs. And it works with nRoute just fine.

If you are considering another mapping product than Garmin, the GPS18 is not a good choice. There are much better alternatives.

Terry
dtong22
Quote:
Originally Posted by tcassidy
CNNA NT v8 really depends on where you live. I found it unusable in Ladysmith, about the age maps of your iGuidance v3. However, for another $100 or so and you can add MG Canada v5, a vastly superior product for Canada than iGuidance 2009 in terms of POIs. And it works with nRoute just fine.
Terry
Am I getting CNNA NT v8 as this is what I have bought (not received yet) http://www.gpscity.ca/item-garmin-gps-18-usb-deluxe/oem18usbdlx.htm ?
Is CNNA NT v9 is the most current map?

Can I upgrade to that?

My main use of the map is for traveling to the States (frequent driving) and main cities in Canada is ok with me .

Daniel
tcassidy
The latest Garmin map is CNNA NT 2009. The Navteq data is roughly equivalent to iGuidance 2009 and S&T 2009 and is very good, even in Canada. You can purchase it and lock it to your GPS 18.

Terry
dtong22
Quote:
Originally Posted by tcassidy
The latest Garmin map is CNNA NT 2009. The Navteq data is roughly equivalent to iGuidance 2009 and S&T 2009 and is very good, even in Canada. You can purchase it and lock it to your GPS 18.

Terry
Terry

You are a life saver.

This is what I have bought

http://www.gpscity.ca/item-garmin-gps-18-usb-deluxe/oem18usbdlx.htm

If it is an NT version (a biggie if) , I can upgrade ( to the latest CNNA NT 2009 ) by paying another $60

http://www.gpscity.ca/item-garmin-update-city-navigator-nt-2009-north-america-dvd/udcnusa9nt.htm

I think I may end up reading a lot of Garmin small print rather than using the gps. Seems you are not that thrilled with Garmin' s support too .

I will have a long talk with the seller first thing Monday to sort out if I should return the whole thing


Daniel
dtong22
Quote:
Originally Posted by tcassidy
CNNA NT v8 really depends on where you live. I found it unusable in Ladysmith, about the age maps of your iGuidance v3.

Terry
Just looked at my Asus Mypal(iGuidance), navigating in the city (itself) of Ladysmith (a town with a quite a bit of details) is not bad at all.

Daniel
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