And that's still a lot for a glorified picture frame
Pretty much sums it up. Mind you TVs aren't much more than that and you can see the advantage of cheap tablets for families on long journeys. But then price really does start to matter.
I still think there's something in it for Apple to go all out on ARM and make and I-Pad Pro worthy of the name: with a real keyboard. Maybe they're hoping the clearance sale will give them the room to do so?
Kudos for the Pi-Top reference: great little things that you can run off AA batteries and tinker with the hardware.