Everything changes with time!
You sound like a Playbaby Tablet Tweeter that does Facebook and other nonsense.
From the looks of it Gene is not going to change. he seems stuck with a mouse.
I am not ready to give up Desktop PC's yet. Maybe when Tablets get a bigger size I will change my mind. A 10 inch screen just ain't big enough for Seniors. I use a 32' monitor on my PC. Somehow I can not see a 32' Tablet in my lap but maybe a 15' Tablet would be about right.
I read and compose most of my eHam posts on my iPad as I am doing right now. I have nothing against tablets, just stupid statements.
I think we will in the near future be using Volumetric Haptic Displays with eyeglasses or implants to see 150 inch 4XHD displays all linked to SDRs the size of cell phones. Just saying things are really getting eclectically electric, more powerful and small, integration being directly intuitive and maybe even, put a cap on and think it, and it happens. Look at where a friend of mine is taking music production, in lobedemic sense, soon to be practidemic in a few years, think of the interface in the movie "Minority Report", but with glasses or an implant, and gloves with feed back.http://www.n-ism.org/People/bill.php
Things will move fast, once a true SDR arrives, also just recently, you can buy a wideband (the whole RF spectrum) analog to Digital converter that uses 32 bit converters at a very high MHz rate for EU TV that can be used with PC Software, it wouldn't take much to link it to a iPad app like they do with this equipment,http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1enkzuX-Z5A
Think of replacing the StudioLive digital mixer with a SDR.
Enjoy the 'rooter' discussion!
Just saying, but I agree the PC will stay until the ubiquitous of a parallel processing is realized.