Phew !!! Thought I was the only sane one left!!
Completely agree with you regarding the use of Tablet vs Laptops unless one is purely interested in playing puerile games from the various app stores.
I have managed to output documents from my Samsung Galaxy Tab but the font scaling and colour mapping is by no means satisfactory. However much "cloud storage space" you have, eventually it is likely that you will need some hardcopy output and this is where the fun can begin.
Sorry I can not provide any logical answer to your question but at least you know there are others that share your scepticism
Dave Jukes - UK