As the situation stands today, the answer to this question has got to be no. Increasingly, manufacturers are basing the functions of notebooks or tablets on connectivity with WiFi or mobile broadband networks and the lack of this connectivity would destroy most of the utility of the device.
Let us get a clear understanding of what these devices really do. Net books resemble a mini laptop, though they are not able to do everything that a laptop does. They are not as powerful and have a restriction on applications so their multitasking capability is not nearly as good. However, net books have their own strengths in the following areas:
-outstanding battery life in comparison to a laptop Many manufacturers claim battery life of seven to 10 hours, which makes these devices an outstanding portable computer. This is why they are known as UMPCs (Ultra Mobile Personal Computer).
-connectivity Manufacturers are now in the process of beefing up the connectivity to make net books the ideal companion to people who are constantly on the move. WiFi connectivity has been the de facto standard but this is not enough because of the limited WiFi coverage that is available. These devices now come with a slot that accepts 3G SIM Cards so that you can subscribe to a mobile broadband service as well. The devices also are equipped to give you the best connection the Internet and will accordingly choose WiFi or 3G depending on the circumstances.
The tablet PC has superior portability but limited battery life and is a little bit of a device in search of a niche. One of these could possibly be e-book readers like the Kindle and this is certainly one slot at which the I-Pad is aimed. Judging from various policy statements, better Broadband Deals are in the offing. UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown has described high-speed broadband as “the electricity of the Internet age” and has said that the digital future for Britain must be available to every single resident in the country.