While I doubt the tablets today will rival a laptop for word processing and spread sheets, you will find that this 99 fire sale item has one of the best browsers in the tablet offerings today.
I'm neither a luddite [not yet] nor a techie geek. I do own a PDA and Blackberry and these two give me all the mobile connectivity I need: email and news [strictly text, can and do live without mobile rich media]. But the folks at HP, in their collective stupidity, have decided to exit the PC/PDA biz which means that it's time to consider upgrading to one of those gizmos that do all things new-media even though most of it is wasted on me but won't apologize for it. Back to the point: can someone suggest a good alternative to my iPAQ? Here's what I value most about it and would like to have in its successor [whether netbook or tablet]: portability and WiFi capability, word-processing and spread-sheeting; last but not least, affordability. And that's all I care about and need. Your suggestions will be most appreciated.