Re: This is supposed to go on for another three weeks, right?
So a keyboard is now two accessories?
No, that's just one. But if you're not holding the iPad, you probably need something to stand it up, too.
I never consider a case an accessory, since all my devices end up in one - phones, laptops, you name it. Or you can normally find a convenient wall or menu holder to lean an iPad up against.
Which is why all other devices include a keyboard.
Which, by virtue of being attached to the screen, is always in a pretty bad position for one or the other. I believe I mentioned that earlier. In fact I don’t use my laptop keyboard at all, preferring to use an external one, specifically for ergonomic reasons.
But even an iPad and keyboard combined are lighter than, and last *much* longer than, a laptop. And since they easily fit in a handbag, there is no need for a separate laptop bag, or a heavy power supply... (a decade later and there are a couple of laptops that last as long).
You’re now comparing an iPad to a mains powered dumb terminal, probably with a CRT, and an attached printer... have you completely lost the thread of the conversation?