I thought I would kick this out there and see what I got back.
I'm looking for mobile computing, sort of. I don't need a host of things I'll never use. The primary function of the device is to allow for typing. (I write novels...not published yet) but I write. I also drive a big truck. So I'm looking for something that is sturdy, small compact, with a descent keyboard. I do have a laptop already Toshiba Satelite A4. But I find the device large, and somewhat outdated. I'm looking for something simple to pop up on my steering wheel; when I'm deliverying, that I can type away at easily. I have a wifi at home, which my google nexus / laptop all run from, my desktop is hardwired becuz i do game a bit (WOW/DiabloIII...BTW: Diablo3 = FAIL...OMG boring) ....so the question becomes, what's the best bang for my buck. Tablet or ultrabook? I'd like to keep the cost down.
You're typing while you are driving as you are making deliveries? Have you run over anyone yet?
There's the Lenovo Thinkpad X series. Not classified as ultrabooks, but they are light. The 11.5" X130e starts at 3.9lbs and are inexpensive if you choose the AMD Fusion E-300 for $550. Opting for the Intel version with a more capable Core i3 CPU starts at $670 though. I would opt for the 12.5" X220 which weighs in at 3.0lbs, but it does cost more at $765. The X230 is the newest version an replaced the X220, but it does cost more since it comes with Intel's latest Ivy Bridge CPU.