It's the end of an era. After more than 10 years of landlord harassment to try and evict my roommate and I from our rent-controlled apartment on the Upper West Side, using every legal trick and lie you can think of, the scumbags have succeeded. We have till Dec 14th to move out.
Small, portable laptops--a.k.a netbooks--have been around for years now. The Acer line especially was popular in the beginning of this trend toward the "mobile office" lifestyle. Then along came Apple's iPad. It was the first true consumer tablet to really take off and catch on. The only problem is it lacked a physical keyboard on which to type.