Realistically, tablets satisfy 90% or more of what users actually need. Add in a bluetooth keyboard for occasional data entry, and the number goes up. Yes, cat videos and facebook. Don't forget twitter, pinterest, and reddit. A little skype, occasionally email. That's it. That's the target market. Tablets work great for this.
Even in my company, which is a technology company, most of our users work remotely via terminal servers. Do they need a high end PC/laptop for that? No! Our most prolific coder just went to Europe on vacation and said they rarely pulled their fullsize laptop out of the case. VPN and RDP into the server, they were good to go.
Tablets are much more than oversized phone. When you stop looking at the restrictions and start looking at the possibilities, you'll be amazed at what you can do.
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