Looking for some feedback on a tablet that will survive marine use. Had to get a new iPad because a bit of spray fried charging port (thankfully still had warranty). Looking around I came across 3 possible candidates: Samsung Active Pro, Panasonic toughbook, Dell Latitude 7220 rugged. Both Dell and Panasonic have ability to swap batteries, but I can also use a power pack to recharge Samsung underway. My use is on the Chesapeake bay, so no offshore.
Location: Aground in the Yorkshire Dales, awaiting a very high tide.
Re: Tablet for Navionics
We've been happy using a 10" Samung TabA, which has a built in GPS and charges via a long mini usb cable off the boat's 12v electric system; we do keep a suitably sized ziploc bag handy, but for the most part it just sits happily under the sprayhood/dodger.
I chose the road less travelled, now where the hell am I?