Hmmm tablets can't replace laptops or desktops... Or maybe they can replace both and then some.
Surface pro tablet.
- read news in the morning, check some mail
- fix some word or excel documents on the way to work.
- at work dock it, and use it with a big screen monitor and keyboard and mouse
- finish working on the documents and do some pre viz renders in 3dsmax
- undock surface and bring to presentation meeting.
- show off the documentation and renders pre-viz directly from the tablet to the projector.
- on the way home, stop and the park open the auto desk real painting app, and do some sketching/painting with the proper pressure sensitive digitizer tablet.
- stop by the shop on the way home and check your shopping list on the tablet.
- cook dinner from a recipe on the tablet
- remote in to work to fix some mistakes
- play some games
- do some surfing while your wife watches something boring on tv.
Seems like a surface pro can replace a PC for anyone but a core gamer to me, and then, a tablet plus a Xbox is a much cheaper and better investment then anyway in most cases.
No need to wait 10 years.
Everything you detailed can be done on a 300 dollar Walmart special laptop.
Surface Pro starts at 799.00.
Xbox is what, 299?
So 1100 dollars for your solution. That could buy you a single laptop with a decent GPU and it could do all of the above instead of spreading out across multiple devices.
Not seeing validity in the much cheaper comment.
Edit: For example