I know a VP of a very large company. He uses his iPad2 every day...to answer emails. True story. And he makes a point of carrying it everywhere he goes. Must get very important emails.....
Believe me, I'm willing to have my mind changed. I still haven't seen anything that interests me that I can't do on my smart-phone.
My son doesn't want a tablet. My son, who practically slept all night in front of a BB to get a WII sees no use for a tablet. My son, who has spent a fortune (of our money) on game platforms, laptops, desktops, iPods, etc. turned down the Xoom when I offered it to him before I returned it.
I'm willing to listen and try to understand what advantages the tablets have and my heart is still filled with lust for one. I'm sure I'll end up with one, but I'd sure like to understand what I'm gonna do with it.
There must be a problem when your son doesn't want one.
Can not swap battery when first one runs down = Strike one.
No keyboard = Strike two
Small screen = strike 2.5
One model left in contention!
Moving on to battery's being replaceable.
Laptops have it right, need longer battery life just swap in your spare. There have been Dell models, for example, where you could pull the optical drive and plug in a second battery so you didn't even have to swap.
We serviced a lot of Ipods for bad battery life, everything else was good, just a bad battery. Easy swap would have been nice.