Re: What took them so long?
>> people want to be "productive at work, to be able to print and have a keyboard".
>Sounds like they've just reinvented the laptop. If you want a keyboard, the absolute worst place to put it is
>on the screen - the small, expensive and in entirely the wrong place for typing - screen.
That's what bluetooth is for...
I sit down with a tablet on a stand, pull out the BT keyboard and type away quite happily.
I can even plug in a mouse for the odd occasion I need one (think remote desktop etc).
So my "laptop" has an excellent screen, a 90% sized keyboard (that folds up nice and small) and the two aren't tied together to the point that my screen is too low and too close for comfort.
It also has an 8-12 hour battery life without the excessive cost associated with "ultra book" labels... With modern network printers there is no problem there either...
My wife, an author, has used her iPad exclusively for 6-9 months. They really are usable as productivity devices - assuming you add the correct peripherals.