By long-term, consider five years. Forrester recently took a survey of companies that use Tablets. The findings are interesting. Through its surveys, Forrester “…has created lists of top tablet users. Topping the list is CEOs (“CEOs say they want one, IT has to buy one”), but after them are field sales workers and then very heavy travelers.” (2) The article further states that health care workers, retail, and financial services, and education tend to use Tablets.
For entertainment, a casual user or for sales presentations, tablets are likely to quickly take over the laptop market, though I would not relish daily blog entries using a tablet. Nor would a writer I suspect, want to pound out pages of copy or fiction on an iPad. If your business calls for limited computing with an emphasis on flashy, fun, and light-weight, a tablet computer may be exactly what you want.