Just because you don't see the point doesn't mean there isn't one. We have a few Ipads at the office and I can tell you they are great for meetings. We have our agenda's on google docs, so I can pull up the agenda and follow along, check my mail, send mail. I think tablets are what laptops were suppose to be. A portable computer. Sure its not as nice as my desktop but it gets the job done when I am not near mine. I honestly think laptops are a fad. I have a desktop at home and another at work. What I need is a smartphone with a bigger screen and better specs.
I was just over at the in laws. Mother in law had a netbook, I had a netbook, sister and law had an ipad (yeah we don't talk much over there). I had to plug my netbook in when my battery died, and I was looking at the ipad with envy the whole time. If I had brought the family laptop I still would have been starring at the ipad with envy, its lighter, and the form factor is better for use in the recliner.