..I tried to see if I could replace my computers with an Android tablet for a month. As we are being told again and again that a modern tablet can and will be replacing a laptop or desktop PC, I thought I'd give it a real chance to prove that to me. The tablet used was an Acer Iconia A1, a 7.85" quad core tablet running Android 4.2.2. I have done reviews on tablets/phones with KitKat and really didn't see any real difference between it and Jellybean to think it would matter in this test. My results were mixed. If I were to just surf the web, do lightweight document mods and play a few games, the Acer was just fine for that..actually, it was great for that. I ran into zero problems, the speed was fine, no lagging or crashes..it was a fine tablet for doing those simple tasks with ease. Printing was also easily accomplished...if you have a wifi enabled printer, that is. You need one if your going to print out anything, no exceptions here for home use. It's when any kind of heavy lifting was needed, like creating said documents and doing serious work in the Photoshop app that things got a little bogged down. It's not that the tablet couldn't handle it, more like the apps available to me needed to be polished a bit more to work smoothly. Battery life was great here, much better than any laptop I've ever used, so that's a real plus. Portability also wins out here, I fit the Acer into a small pouch inside my carry bag, I hardly even knew it was there. Also, having it work on wifi and me having a portable hot spot capability on my phone allowed me to just whip this out anywhere, anytime to get work done. No way that was happening with my laptop. So convenience is a great thing with tablets, and it definitely can be a plus if traveling a lot. A portable bluetooth keyboard is a necessity if doing any real work, but that's an easy thing to get with a tablet as many of them(complete with cases)are available. And it's nice to have a choice here, you don't get said choice with a laptop unless you like lugging around a separate keyboard along with it adding more bulk to an already overweight package. All told, this just might work if your willing to make a few sacrifices. You will need a wifi enabled printer for home use, so that might be an added expense to consider if you don't already have one. And I admit surfing the web on a 7.85" screen(even on a 10.1" screen)pales in comparison to my 27" screen I use at home. So I might be able to do this...but I still prefer the old fashioned way more for my personal uses, for now at least. What's your take on this?