Personally I see two great advantages in tablets in certain situations: the smaller form factor (use it where you need it)
Tablets have a bit of a weight and thickness advantage over my 10" laptop, I'll admit. But I get along fine with my 10" laptop on the city bus, and it fits in a reasonably sized satchel. And unlike a laptop, most tablets don't ship with a keyboard, making it hard to type.
and the fact that they are available instantly when switched on.
I open my laptop's lid, and four seconds later it comes out of suspend and I'm staring at the unlock prompt. Is that not "instantly" enough?
I haven't met anyone who isn't pissed off by the crappy Windows 8 (and 8.1) experience on the desktop.
I was pissed off for all of fifteen minutes, and then I put on Classic Shell.
By the way, isn't the past tense of "forecast" also "forecast"?
Dialect differences, I'm assuming.