There's nothing that looks cheaper than a tablet, laptop or phone that smudges up with fingerprints within a few minutes of picking it up. Typically, an overly glossy plastic surface is to blame. Metal designs tend to fare better, but not all are created equal.
I'm actually encouraged by some of the latest unibody plastic designs, which not only resist fingerprints, but look thoroughly modern. The Nokia Lumia 900 is a good example. I'm also a fan of soft-touch finishes, found on devices like the Dell XPS 15. As for the screen, better designs employ an oleophobic coating to ward off fingerprints, such as the iPad.