Aaah, the confusion
The complete overhype and under delivery with these tablets is going to kill them stone dead. MS clearly don't understand what market they are chasing and what the punters want. All they're doing is seeing that Apple etc are doing something tabletty and are vaguely copying that with no strategy.
The whole idea of a tablet + keyboard is that it replaces a laptop in the budget and can do all the laptoppy things when it needs to. You can get real work done on it. IT budgets are not going to double to give everyone a tablet as well as a laptop. Tablets will only fly if people can divert laptop budget into tablets.
That was the same with laptops remember? The only way you got a laptop was by forgoing your desktop. Once laptops were capable enough, and cheap enough, they became ubiquitous.
If said tablet lacks many the features required to hook to corporate networks and work with typical corporate docs, then who is really going to buy it. Nope, people will continue to get laptops.
And what home consumer is going to buy one when there are many more thousands of apps and better devices at a better price point from Apple and Androidland? Home purchasers will be thinking back to how MS screwed them with the Zune, Kin etc. who promised a new world of features, then left them high and dry with a near worthless purchase. The MS tablets are looking pretty much the same.
Another nail in the MS coffin, and in this case MS brought their own hammer!