You're being foolish. Tigers are released against enemies wielding raspberries. For the banana wielder though, a 16-ton weight has been shown to be effective.
If I was professional it would be a lot easier to justify. I've been trying, but as a mere enthusiast I haven't been able to yet. Awesome bit of equipment though, and niche gear comes at a price.
Actually looking at the possibility of the Surface Pro 2, and Wacom have a Windows tablet coming out too. Size is the biggest downside of all these unfortunately.
Replying to myself.
Some of the just announced Sony Flips might work well. A little worried because I think Sony is building their own custom digitizer/pen.
A specialized use case, but I would like one for digital art. It would be required to be fairly powerful, run a full PC operating system, and have a built in digitizer. Also, I would expect it to work well in a laptop format with a convertible/detachable/wireless keyboard.
"How would you carry that around?"
Carrying around is easy, put it an a backpack or messenger bag, 15-17" laptops are not a new thing.
"How the hell would you hold it?"
I normally wouldn't. As a laptop it would be used as any other laptop. As a tablet it would primarily normally be used on my lap, or on a desk/table using a kickstand, portable stand, or less portable docking station depending on location.
"Not that much of this will matter to the increasingly Randian crowd on Slashdot."
Oh, please. You know that if a worker just shows a little initiative, and works hard on the twinkie production line, they will be rewarded with wage increases and promotions until they are able to join elite non moocher society.
"nice to have when you want it, and it never gets in the way when you don't"
This. This is why I don't get the hate for touch screens. They are occasionally useful, and never in the way.
Probably something amazing.
It wasn't fashionable to have a power button on the visible side? Also not fashionable on the top I suppose.
[P.S. This is was going to be my reply even BEFORE I saw your username.]
I believe the expectation is that pro users prefer to stack external bays on their desk? This design doesn't look to be very well thought out in terms of upgrading and repairing.
But doesn't secret sound much more devious and worthy of giving clicks to?
"I wish there would be some minimal Windows that just shows the desktop where I can double click on the Game I want."
Um... Windows 8 has its issues, but this is actually a use case that it's almost perfect for. It boots quickly to a screen with 1 big square icon for each of your games, which will launch the game when clicked on. You'd need to remove a few icons initially, but then you'd be set and could organize your games into whatever order or groupings you want.
Try loading a page that hasn't changed for years.
I will offer as my suggestion, the Space Jam movie homepage:
No, you don't pay an actual hourly labor rate at a mechanic. You just don't realize how your bill is determined. For any given repair, the time is determined by an industry standard table. You are billed for the job and the parts, not the actual amount of time the labor took.