The one thing that I am pretty sure I know is correct is that bigger means better. How is it better? Well the more space you have between components on a silicone board the less heat is generated. The less heat means the component will work better. Of course it gets to the point where actually you get so small that it ends being the same deal (where the smaller it is, the less heat is generated) but the technology to produce microchips and components that small is incredibly expensive. (Talking about that, they use this technology in military equipment and high-end retail. I tried looking for a picture that I have seen before of a US Marine using a tablet but I couldn't find it. The picture was from the Iraq war so talking about how long that technology has been around means it isn't new it is just that no one has the money to buy a tablet that acts like a PC. I think smart-phones eased users up to the idea of having a tablet but it would cut some of the functionality that a PC has. Just remembered an example of where they "pretend" use the high-end tablets: http://www.gateworld.net/atlantis/graphics/314_01.jpg. In his right hand is Ancient tech but in his left is the tablets I am talking about.) Of course there are ways to get around this dilemma that allows you to get smaller without generating so much heat (smart phones, iPods etc.) but then you loose functionality. Even laptops are limited to a degree (not so much now-a-days) that in some cases it is better to have a desktop. My source for all that information is a collective of knowledge from these people: Computer Engineer (fathers friend), Mechanical Engineer (my father but he started out his degree as a computer engineer and keeps up to date on it so its like a half and half) and an inventor who designs these components to be used in his equipment that his business then produces and sells to different militaries. (This is my friends dad and he sells majorly to the US but European countries by his equipment in smaller quantities.) Also information I have learned separately from researching on my own. TL;DR My point by saying all of that is (from what I know, I think it is correct) I will not be buying a tablet to replace my laptop or desktop. I bought my laptop for $200 on sale. It has very basic components. If you want to look it up it is an hpG60-530US. Until they can make a tablet with the same functionality of a laptop similar to mine and have it set at a reasonable price I won't buy one. If they are to be the future well then Acer, Dell, HP, Toshiba, and the rest of the computer manufacturing companies will loose my business unless someone can prove me otherwise that tablets right now have the same functionality as my laptop. This also means the ease of access to that functionality too.