Originally Posted by holymadness
I don't understand this product in relation to the iPad. I guess it's supposed to be a transitional thing until tablets become powerful enough to replace computers, but it's a technological step backwards. If you already own a computer at home, I don't see why you'd choose this over an iPad with a BT keyboard ($550), unless you really need to use photoshop or MS Office on the road.
In my opinion, if you need a keyboard, you need a laptop, and should skip trying to get by with an iPad. They're much happier with output than input, and I'd leave mine at home and grab one of my laptops if I needed to work. The 11" Macbook Air is likely for people that feel similarly.
This laptop is hardly innovative - Sony's had ultralight laptops (not netbooks) in this niche pretty much since they released the 505G back in 1995. In fact, Apple poached a bunch of Sony people to help with design of their smaller models.