As you probably know I am an Apple fanatic. I love their products and waited in line for over nine hours to get the iPhone 4. It comes as a shock to many that I don't have an iPad and really don't have any future plans to get one. This also comes as a shock to me, and I started thinking about why I have no intention to buy one.
After thinking about this for some time I came to the following conclusion: I don't need one. I love gadgets as much as the next guy but I just can't justify buying an iPad. When I'm away from my computer I have my iPhone, which handles email, web browsing, Facebook stalking and games. When I'm at home I have my laptop. The iPad is basically a giant iPhone in that it doesn't offer a fully featured operating system. If it were more like a computer I might be more inclined to buy one, but even still at that point my laptop is light enough to carry around, and it's a MacBook Pro that's over two years old!
To solve this problem I dreamed up "The Ultimate Tablet" which is a 4G tablet that when inserted into a desktop monitor or laptop shell that shell becomes the tablet. This would mean everything on my computer is always with me and everything I can do on my computer is always with me. Apple is getting close to this with the iMac looking monitors that are meant to plug into laptops and the iPad which is pretty powerful. I think if anyone can pull this off it's Apple.
Here's an illustration I put together to show how "The Ultimate Tablet" would work: