[citation][nom]dxwarlock[/nom]so a small tiny screen that you can hold for a few hundred bucks, is better than a 30 something inch TV with wireless built in, with a wireless keyboard and mouse for the same price? to me, if im spending a few hundred bucks, I MUCH prefer to be able to kick back on the couch, wirelessly access my entire movie/documents/pdf files on my home network, and enjoy it on a 1080p large screen, than spend that cash on stating at a 9" screen in my hands. if I need something mobile, I want something with more power than my wristwatch for the price it demands.and its not "You already see part of the reason. It's for content consumption." I see no USE for it, as in paying a few hundred bucks to be able to do something on a smaller, less powerful, limited device as a "step backwards". if that's the case, then I see "a reason" for owning a horse, as it has a 'use' in saving me gas prices, even though its more maintenance, less versatile, and less powerful in carrying than my truck.you cannot claim a use for an item as viable, and making the cost justified, when there is other options with more versatility for the same price.[/citation]
First off, yes, the tiny screen is better for my purposes, than a TV as I don't want to have to crank my neck to one side, or lay on one side, just to watch a movie. I can sit there all relaxed, over the whole couch, or lay on my back, and position that screen right in front of me, or in whatever position is the most comfortable for me at that exact moment in time. Sometimes, my TV is better, like when I have many people over.. but not when its just me.. And it's cheaper power wise(same thing compared to my PC.) which makes my wallet happy. Not to mention I don't want to deal with a remote, let alone a much bigger remote, and a mouse, in addition to the remote. I don't want all that crap. You might, but not me. Also, I could use it to display a recipe to me, while I am cooking something new.. And I sure as hell ain't gonna drag my tv into the room to do that, nor would I want to focus on a even smaller smartphone screen to read.
And as i would only use it for watching movies, and taking notes, and misc other things along the way.. Exactly how much power do I need exactly?!?! I don't need (OVER) 9000(!!!!!?!?!) megagigahertz to watch movies, read books, and take notes. A tablet, for me, fits those needs perfectly. I would need to adjust, or accept minor inconveniences for a TV with wireless, or a laptop, or any other form factor out to date that I can think of. I don't want to adjust to it, but it, to me. And remotes.. God I hate remotes.. Now you might not be bothered by such things, but I am, and that makes a tablet viable, for me. And for alot of people it seems. Now, there are some people that just want one for status, or just because, or for apparently no reason at all... And while it would be stupid of me to mimic their actions, with their reasoning(in my eyes).. I'm not, and that is their money, not mine.. They can spend it however they want
Unless you can come up with something better than your TV option(can you?)... I can actually justify a tablet. I'm waiting.