I dont see how your argument regarding screens holds up for 10" of screen real estate.
You dont need touch with netbooks, they have keyboards and mouse pads, I have yet to see any screen of any technology on any device that isn't fit for purpose so I am again unsure as to the cheap screen comment, although again, as highlighted, £250 for a netbook with all the functionality of a desktop, the screens may be financially cheap, but I can read off them, type on them, watch movies, etc etc everything you would expect to do in a domestic setting let alone a mobile one.
The ipad is a testament to style over substance.
It really does thus far seem to be so niche as pointless, limited storage, limited functionality, it sits between smart phones and netbooks because theres no other place a device with so little going for it can sit, re on its own trying to straddle two clearly defined segments and failing in both.
It is, lets face it, a glorified web browser, and for that kind of money id expect it to be much much more innovative, spec'd and functional.
|As for having to accessorise: that is fine with me. We accessories our portable audio: amps, cables, carrying cases, elastics: why not a netbook?
But that is the point, a netbook doesnt need accessorising, its all contained within a very nice, protective, functional clam shell design with the same footprint as the ipad and greater functionality.
They are trying to answer a question that would never get asked.