I keep hearing this phrase repeated in almost every article about tablets. So people have stopped doing work on computers? Technology journalism has really confused the computing industry with glitzy consumer trends. So long as people need to actually produce something there will always been a need for general-purpose computers. Tablets are, in every sense, devices for consuming, not creating. They are damned good at delivering content in a compelling way, and are a great way to store a technical library if you actually want to reference it while you are at work. But that work is being done on a computer. I would argue that those who say that a tablet can give them as much or more functionality than a tradition laptop or desktop were never really making use of the computer in the first place. You might add that you can just get a keyboard for your tablet. I would not disagree. I am just curious why you would buy an underpowered laptop that cannot even be used on your lap when there are conventional PC models that are a better value.