How Useful is a Tablet? Very!
In the two years that I have had an iPad2, a lot has changed in the way that I use it and in what it can be used for. The early analysis that it was a great consumption device is still true, but it has become a great productivity device as well. Although I am only familiar with the iPad, I am sure this applies equally to the Android tablets.
It is easier to say what you cannot do with a tablet than to describe all the things that you can do with it. I am going to exclude consuming of books, music, film and gaming, which are excellent, and concentrate just on work productivity.
Here is a list of what I find I can't do with a tablet:
The main production tool you use in your profession is probably best on a Desktop/Laptop, but many of us are not wearing one hat these days and the tablet really helps with that need for flexibility.
Things that are marginal but do-able:
Things that I didn't think I would do on a tablet, but which work fine:
Things a tablet can do that a laptop can't:
Do you have a story about tablets? Add it in the comments.....