> Desktops are overvalued @200 dollars compared to cheap tablets with 2-4 cores and 1-2GB of ram for ~50 dollars...
Those desktops will still run circles around the tablets once you stray off the reservation. They are good at some very narrow tasks only. The moment you do something interesting that wasn't accounted for in the SoC, you are screwed.
Cheap tablets have to "outsource" any voice recognition to some server across the network.
The overvalued desktop can do that stuff on it's own.
A lot of ARM devices are pretty useless without some sort of mothership running a real CPU.