I have an EEE Pad Transformer, so I get the best of both the netbook and tablet worlds ;) That said, I paid twice as much for the privilege... But Dell must surely be in trouble, I mean, they would obviously benefit from as much market coverage as possible, even in smaller market spaces. Tablets are a growing market, and Dell are doing themselves and their shareholders a grave disservice by calling it quits. I loved the Streak 5, their phone/tablet abomination, and I'm disappointed (though unsurprised) they discontinued those. If Dell are pulling out of more and more markets, it says to me they're losing money.
My advice: Either make Alienware products worth the price tag, or bring the price tag down to match, because currently they're no match for Asus' Republic of Gamers label. Second, put out a Tegra 3 tablet, Asus are the only opposition there, and if Dell hits the right spot in the market, they can have a success on their hands. Third, shit or get off the pot when it comes to Linux. Either they should maintain their own Ubuntu distribution, so they can have a full vertical slice and compete with Apple, or they should just give up on Linux. Currently, they basically install it without even checking to see they've got all the necessary drivers (or IF there are appropriate drivers at all) before they ship, there's no QA.