I had mentally excluded microSD from the criteria of "removable media" because when I showed her what a microSD looks like, she said "forget it". So, sorry chum but sometimes size does matter. And I, for one, have to agree with her. I don't think anybody should be reliant on something so important being so small, let alone the profit-minded producers of tablets. There are numerous practical reasons why not to consider microSD for anything but cameras, ipods, and other tiny devices that you don't really intend to remove it from. And a customer's size preferences aside, I would never try to sell somebody a computer meant for serious, daily use where the sole removable media was some sort of chip. As you well know, when you purchase new software in a store, you don't receive it on SD cards.
And you could suggest that software be obtained from online, but not everybody is in "the cloud" at this point in time, especially not certain customers. Especially not people who ask questions about their right to the software. When I told this particular customer (my room mate) that the Office 365 she was so interested in was a 2-year subscription, she abruptly lost interest. Telling her that she could conveniently download it online over her slow, overpriced internet did nothing to bring her back to M$'s weird new idea.
Well, perhaps you're one of those stodgy types who shakes their fist and insists that the latest, fastest, and smallest devices not only have to be adopted, but will be adopted. But I look around and I still see CDs and DVDs are the de-facto main media in use everywhere and that they obviously will be so for probably another decade.
Meanwhile, the computer she chooses has to be able to burn CDs for the purpose of business presentations at her workplace. Despite anything else, that is a requirement.
God, you look like such an ass, now, telling somebody else not to be so presumptuous when that's exactly what you're doing.