Right this is probably old news that tablets can be used for games. But I had no idea of the power that some on the modern tablets were capable of till a few days ago. Currently were on the brink on a new generation of consoles in development. As historically these consoles will come out with mid ranged current PC hardware and capabilities. So were expecting something along the lines of: Dual core, 4GB of ram, hard drive, Blu ray, and a mid tier GPU so for namesake a HD6850 1GB. Now look at the first generation of Ultra tablet. Dual core, 2GB of ram, hard drive, Integrated GPU. DirectX compatible and fully functional on already existing and new PC titles. A good example is the acer iconia w700 It's available with a dual core I5, and the HD4000 GPU. It also runs on a full version of windows 8. Meaning it can play older games quite well. Added into that it is also a tablet, Portable, and has the connectivity to be used with USB controllers, and a full size screen. I'm not saying this generation of ultra tablet is going to compete with the current range of consoles. But when that PS4 hits the shelves in 2 years time the price of these tablet is going to make people think twice about where they put the money. The current acer is very expensive, But as with all pc hardware the market will level to a reasonable price. I suspect these Ultra tablets in 2 years will be retailing for £450-500. And at that price they could destabilise the console market. Added to that the utterly huge PC games catalogue means that these tablets already have more games of more genre's available to them than any other portable device. I'm seriously thinking of having on of these over any next generation console. Just wait for the Chinese to figure out a way to get a better GPU in there, and a few more USB slots and I think you could have a full PC/console replacement.