...is £600. A dual-core Samsung ultraportable is currently £570. I appreciate that a Tablet PC is intended as an adjunct to a laptop or desktop, and I like the idea of owning a tablet PC, but until I sell my golden rocket car, I simply can't justify the expense when a laptop does everything I need.
I'm firmly, and indisputably, in the 'don't know' camp.
O2 brought out a device called a Joggler a couple of years back, meant to organise the family calender and play music, display news feeds etc.
It failed because it was about 2 years too early.
Now we're rapidly approaching the scenario laid out by wee "nostrodamus" eddie, with a family media server (passworded to keep dad's "films" safe), shared printer etc.
Everyone will then have a device to suit, so the kids may have laptops, but mum would have a tablet pc with recipes & shopping lists (sorry about the stereotyping here). The media server could be hooked directly to a TV or projector to display films or play games.
btw I'm in the Not Sure camp at the moment, as I too need to sell my golden rocket car before I can afford an iPad. If there's no takers for the rocket car I've got a jet pack with built in Gatling guns...