I'm one of those folks who could go either way on the subject. I do most of my serious work on my home desktop, but my ancient iBook (yes, iBook) can't run any secure, updatable browsers except TenFourFox, and that is horribly slow even with maxed-out RAM. So I need a modern mobile solution -- but which one?... Budget: Less than $300. Occupation: Writer, so I'd really prefer a physical keyboard (an added expense if I go with a tablet). Applications: Writing, email, web research and that's about it. Special considerations: I tend to write and research simultaneously, so I need to be able to switch tabs between word processing app (software or cloud-based) and 2 or 3 websites. Storage: Doesn't matter. I can store to the cloud, email docs to myself, transfer files to thumb drive, whatever. Performance: Better than a iBook G4. Multimedia usage: Minimal. I'd be using my trusty iPod for music etc. Portability: If it'll fit safely in a backpack, then I'm happy. Any thoughts on which option makes more sense for me?