Why are you confining yourself to an Ipad
or a Galaxy? I have a nice South Korean sourced tablet (but it's not a Galaxy) with a Chinese processor, and it works beautifully (well - in reality I cobbled it together from so-called SoC boards, which were of Korean and Chinese manufacture, so it's a bit homemade. But really, that part of the world is where the Apples are built/made anyway.
I've found mine to be extremely reliable, and have purchased two of them since they're so cheap
. I could have had fifteen of them for the price
of an Apple. Talk about backup! If you're worried about reliability
, just have two of them in the cockpit
. Or three. One in the galley
, another hanging next to the berth. Lightening? No prob. Just dig another out of the drawer. Those $50 deals? You can actually get those, for real with a Chinese made tablet.
I have mine set up for HF weather
faxes, (works great with external shortwave equip) and am aiming to mod the thing to put the shortwave receiver right inside the tablet!)