Hopefully this is the right place to put this... I contemplated putting it in the iPad forum, but often times it spirals into flame wars, which I'd rather not see. This is a discussion about form factors, usage scenarios and hardware preferences... please be respectful of people's software preferences, we all know there are many OS choices and they all have pros and cons. As we all know, the tablet market is here, and Apple is pretty much to thank for that (or if you hate tablets, to blame ). This is threatening the netbook market for those who need a light weight, portable and long lasting device. But at the same time, there are many who simply reject tablets, for a variety of obvious reasons. There are many form factors going forward. The straight forward mobile os tablet, with no hardware input other than your hands. The hybrid form factor based on mobile, with detachable tablet and keyboard. The convertible tablet/laptop with a desktop OS (usually Windows), and last but definitely not least, the netbook/laptop. Which sort of form factor do you prefer to use for your portable needs? ----- Personally I'm excited to see such form factors as the Asus Eee Pad Transformer and the upcoming Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet. (Pictures of each below) I think this form factor, for me, personally is perfect. And it's something I've attempted to replicate with the iPad and ZAGGmate case, which I've very much enjoyed so far. I think I'm preferring the mobile os base over a desktop base, for the fact that they are built from ground up for touch, and to run on mobile parts that give a super light weight and extremely long battery life. I have an iMac for when I need to do "real" work such as photo retouching. Everything else a tablet/hybrid can handle my needs. I'm pretty excited going forward, because for my uses, this seems wonderful. A lot of times I simply lounge back and read in a portrait style mode. Whether it be the news, books, comics, whatever. Even browsing the internet, this is how I use it. I find this to be more comfortable than hunching over a laptop to do any of the above. That being said, touch screen input isn't spectacular for creating content, such as long emails and the what not. So I love having the *option* of a hardware keyboard to type on when needed. What say you? How do you see your "Portable" needs/wants?