"The advantages of tablets for interpreters are obvious: they are small and light, they don't take up much space in in your bag or in the booth. Noise - a well-known issue with traditional laptops - is no issue at all since they have neither a fan nor a built-in keyboard. Lastly, they are truly mobile devices because of their battery life.
However, tablets also have their weaknesses, such as restricted functionality (e.g. no Flash on iPads). All things considered, though, tablets make a lot of sense for interpreters, both in the booth and on the go. Many models come not only with WiFi access, but also provide the option of connecting to the internet via the mobile phone network, using their own SIM card.
There are tons of different tablets out there, with various form factors and ..."