With all of the rumors flying around about tablet computers from Apple and now Google, one does have to wonder. Is there a need for tablet computers and if so why? The latest rumor from Gizmodo shows the below image of a tablet with a Google webpage:

The Gizmodo article goes on to state that Google has teamed up with HTC for a Google Chromium powered tablet computer. Which if true could offer some competition to Apple’s tablet. But what I see is more of a toy than any thing else. Or is it?

So my question to you my learned readers is this? Is there room for a tablet? Will it replace the laptop or netbook or is it a completely different animal?

One last question, would you buy one?

Comments welcome.