As more and more companies invest in cloud technologies, the only tool necessary to work remotely is a tablet. It's getting easier and easier for me to work with nothing but my iPad. In some ways, I think the applications built for touch screens are far more user-friendly than the traditional user interface on most programs. As well, the cost of a tablet is far less than many laptops on the market and have batteries that last much longer. The tablet isn't simply for reading anymore!